Electronic Music Works from Brazil is showcasing their range of modular in a newly curated System-15 vintage style modular synthesizer.
Taking 15 of its Moog Modular style modules, EMW has put together an attractive-looking, solid-sounding modular system.
System-15 kicks off with a pair of VCO-164 oscillators with the usually mixable waveforms. They then route through an Oberheim inspired VCF – OB12 with a load character. There’s a lot of modulation available via a pair of ADSR envelopes, LFO and Sample & Hold. Other possibilities are found in the noise generator, mults and Glide processor. An 8-step Sequential Voltage processor provides some sequencing and a very welcome Echo module gives it some playfulness. It’s all in the Eurorack format and imminently patchable.
EMW is showing the System-15 in both a single front plate system with all the modules integrated behind the panel and a row of genuinely modular modules. The single front plate system is this impressive-looking wedge of a synthesizer with wooden sides and a nicely raked front. The single row version is less intimidating but probably more versatile in that you’re able to swap out modules.
No pricing has emerged yet and the System-15 is not currently listed on the website so I think we may have caught it before they’re really ready to go. It’s sounding great, though, check out this demo.
EMW also has a wide range of Eurorack modules. The modules, styled after the classic Moog Modular, seem to cover loads of interesting functionality. The pricing in dollars looks pretty competitive.