Electro Smith has a new Patch Submodule for the Daisy DSP Platform that could make designing Eurorack modules even easier.
Daisy Patch Submodule
I’ve seen those little Daisy boards on the backs of several Eurorack modules from companies like Qu-Bit, Noise Engineering and Knobula. It’s a DSP platform designed for music applications with high-quality audio in/out and a programming environment to help you design synths, effects, modules and guitar pedals.
The Daisy Patch Submodule is designed expressly for Eurorack applications and Electro Smith hopes it will enable all sorts of creative possibilities through which modular builders can express themselves.
On the board you’ll find an STM32 processor running at 480MHz. The firmware is flashable over USB via an open-source web programmer. It supports C++, Max/MSP, Gen~, Pure Data, and Arduino languages and can use Electro Smith’s open-source DaisySP DSP library to draw on the powerful music synthesis environment. On the audio side, it supports 24-bit 96kHz stereo audio with enough RAM for up to 10 minutes of audio. There are also two dedicated CV outputs, two Gate inputs and outputs and twelve general purpose in/out which I’m assuming can be assigned to your needs.
All you need to do is come up with your module’s purpose and design a front panel with all the connections you need to feed into the Daisy Patch SM. It makes it feel like with a little bit of work and some soldering you could actually build your own Eurorack module. Fascinating stuff and they only cost $39.95 so that’s not a barrier to giving it a go.