Melu Instruments released their first Eurorack module, the weirdly modern sounding phase synchronised Freak dual digital waveform oscillator, last year. It turns out that since then they’ve been working on something altogether different.
Let’s call it “Gold knobs” or maybe GK for short. All we have is an image and some cryptic ramblings about how excited they are to share it with the world. The key line being:
Because some times when you want something done just right… you have to make it yourself!
Well, I can certainly agree that there are not enough gold knobs in my life. In the blurriness of the image I think I can make out patch sockets so it’s going to lend itself to Eurorack without actually being in that form factor. Heading over the Facebook there’s another image of what appears to be the bottom left corner. This has octave buttons and what is clearly a button musical keyboard. Probably doubles up as a sequencer like the Mother-32.
So we’re probably looking at some kind of groovebox, or hardware sequencer with modular connections and at least 6 gold knobs. Given the digital nature of their first module you have to assume that there’s some cleverness going on in here. The knobs look like they surround some kind of screen. And the word “Track” lends itself to the idea of it being something in the direction of Elektron. In the comments on Facebook they let slip that it’s “a little bit more than a synth or a sequencer” and think that “groovebox” goes some way to describing it – but it’s not the whole story.
But what is it that’s not being done right? Most intriguing.
No news on when we’ll hear anything more other than “soon”.