This week Intellijel gives an envelope special powers, AMSynths models Moog, Erica Synths has a Kick to build, and Noise Engineering is brewing something cool.
Sampling the aroma of the finest slices from the cheeseboard of modular this week.
Tangrams is a dual ADSR envelope with special powers. The envelope is inspired by the Roland SH-101 but pushed into the trapezoid functions of the EMS Synthi. Intellijel has added a voltage-controlled pulser circuit to link the two envelopes and individually control the stage lengths. There’s also a VCA for each envelope to keep command of the level or to use as a VCA on your signal.
They can be looped, of course, or you could simply enjoy the beauty of a pair of fully configurable ADSRs.
Looking rather tasty and Moog-like is the AM-CP3 Console Panel. It’s a replica of the Moog CP3 Console Panel mixer module. It offers four channels of mixing with some nice clipping provided by the transistor circuit.
In addition, we find a pair of trunk lines that can be routed to connections at the rear of your case. These would be perfect for tape recorders, effects and so on. All the levels have been adjusted to fit correctly with a Eurorack system. The AM-CP3 also retains the Click Filter switch, which will shave off transients in CV signals or act as a high-pass filter on audio.
If you have the Behrigner System 55 modular system, then this would make a perfect output module.
Erica Synths EDU DIY Kick Drum
This just in from Moritz Klein, the man behind the Erica Synths EDU DIY series of modules. The next module will be an analogue Kick Drum.
It has a nice big Decay knob, pitch with CV control, tuning depth and decay, tone control and a very interesting Distortion knob. There are no further details at present.
I’m sure it will be an enlightening build and hopefully means that we’ll see a whole range of percussion modules coming along in this series soon. It’s not in the Erica store at the time of writing but it shouldn’t be far away.
Noise Engineering teases something exciting
Noise Engineering appears to be cooking up something epic. All we’ve got is a glimpse on Instagram of what you could describe as a multi-channel something-or-other. The sound on the post suggests drums, percussion and potentially even some sampling. The display appears to be showing some levels, the only question being is the module making the sound or mixing the sound.
Time will tell.
- Intellijel Tangram: Intellijel
- AMSynths AM-CP3: AMSynths