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Faded Instruments Faded Toolbox

Faded Instruments Faded Toolbox  ·  Source: Faded Instruments

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Plugin developer Faded Instruments has plunged into modular hardware with a Faded Toolbox of colourful and passive 1U Eurorack modules.

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Faded Toolbox

You may know Faded Instruments by the fabulously weird Ghost Tones, bizarre Slimer FM, or maybe the zany Spectral Disturbtion plugins. Well, Doran Sadja of Faded Instruments has decided to bring his characterful concepts to Eurorack. They are candy coloured, passive and look like a load of fun!

Anyone who gets into making hardware kicks off with some basic utilities. It’s a way of testing to water to see if this is a rabbit hole you want to explore. And so, in the Faded Toolbox we get a range of useful utilities that could find a place in any rack. We have the Multy mults, the Switchertine dual switchers with mutes, the Attenumixto attenuator/mixer, Attenulos dual attenuators and K4/K4+ patchbay. All of them look fabulous, are passive and so require no powering, and are very affordable. You don’t even have to have a 1U strip to use them, they can just hang out around your other modules.

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Jangler

There is one other module that deserves a little bit more attention. Jangler is a touch-based passive module that reports to tangle and mangle your signals. It’s a touch-plate module that uses the conductivity of your body to make connections. Plug anything into any of the sockets and get your fingers in there to modulate, attenuate, fudge and shape signals.

You could use it as a chaotic mixer, a weird effects send, crossfader, gestural VCA, gate generator or feedback groove. Somehow Faded Instruments has come up with a 10-minute video all about it. It’s fabulous, check this out.

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Availability

Preorders are now open on all the modules in the toolbox and prices range from $33.66 to $45.67. They are expecting to ship in early September.

The Faded Toolbox looks great and I’m quite excited about what modules could be coming in the future. Meanwhile, in the software arena, Faded Instruments has a drum machine on the way.

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