NAMM 2019: Make Noise boggle us with the Quad Peak Animation System QPAS
Make Noise has revealed their next mental Eurorack module in the form of a quad-core stereo analog multi-mode filter that they are calling QPAS or Quad Peak Animation System.
In legendary Make Noise style the description of this module offers poetry in lieu of simple explanation and we never seem to mind. I find myself content with getting an impression of what it’s all about without actually understanding anything. It certainly makes for more interesting reading than your regular module specs.
There’s an amazing story on the Make Noise website that tells of Tony Rolando’s journey from first inception to fully realised QPAS – you should go an read it (link below).
QPAS consists if 4 filter cores with resonant peaks each with 4 response types that are simultaneously available – high, low, band and “Smile Pass” which is unique to the QPAS. There’s a “Radiate” control for the animation of the stereo signal. And signals can move from mono-stereo and back again. Two modulation inputs allow for some extra messing about.
Probably the best thing to do is immerse yourself in the video below. Make Noise never fail to produce something interesting and unique even with something as familiar as a filter and this looks like it could be extraordinarily fun and creative. Should be available soon for $379.
- Make Noise QPAS page.