Previewing at Superbooth 21, Vega is the first release from Faselunare and offers 4 identical digital drum voices in a colourful 6HP module.
We had a glimpse of this at SynthFest France last year but it didn’t seem to be much more than a concept at the time. Now Vega is becoming a reality and they are previewing the module at Superbooth 21 in a couple of weeks.
Vega has 4 digital drum voices where each one consists of a digital oscillator that can run regular waveforms or be loaded up with a sample from the SD slot on the front. Each voice has 12 controllable parameters including Pitch, Pitch Envelope, Filter, Envelope, FM and more. The filter can be a bandpass or lowpass and you can control both the cutoff and the resonance.
In order to keep the size of the module under control, Faselunare has opted for a colour-coded interface that uses two RGB encoders to access 6 pages of parameters. You’ll just have to remember which colours correspond to which parameters. The 4 buttons are positioned to mirror the Lyra constellation, which is nice, and I’m assuming you can use them to trigger the sounds and/or mute/enable them. There are trigger inputs to sequence the voices. An additional trigger input generates random patterns on request which could be an interesting way of adding some variation.
There are currently no videos to show us exactly what Vega will do but hopefully, more information will become available over Superbooth. Drum sounds in Eurorack can often overwhelm entire rows of modular and so getting a bunch of useful sounds in one compact module is a fabulous thing. It all comes down to how accessible it is within the context of getting into pages of parameters. You can save settings into 5 memory slots which may be very helpful. Vega certainly looks fantastic let’s hope it plays that way too.
More information from Faselunare
- Vega webpage