ReBach Musical Electronics CATCH is a series of low-cost Eurorack modules released over the last few months that may have floated under your radar and are now releasing DIY kits.
Trying to capture the low-cost end of the Eurorack market is difficult. It’s not so much the competition as the task of producing a good sounding product at a reasonable price. ReBach are having a crack with their CATCH series. They say they are packed with high-level sound and individual character but are simple in design and structure to keep the price down. They started off complete modules for around £95 for the VCO, VCF and ADSR and under £65 for the others and have now started releasing DIY kits for around £60. So yeah, quite reasonable and they’ve got a rather striking look going on.
Their first DIY release is the VCF-A.
Followed by the VCO-A.
And there should be more to come.
There are currently 9 modules available covering all the usual functions so that you can build a working modular system.
VCO-A: CEM3340 based oscillator with saw, triangle and pulse waveforms, pulse width modulation and FM.
VCF-A: 12dB/Oct 2-pole lowpass filter with self-oscillation and CV control over resonance and cutoff.
ADSR-A: CEM3310 based 4-stage envelope with a useful second output.
VCA-AB: 2 channel VCA with unipolar linear response.
NOISE: Noise generator with vactrol controlled colour.
STV: S-trigger converter.
SMP: Passive mult.
LFO-B: Triangle and Pulse output LFO with some cross-modulation.
It’s a decent range of modules. The fact that you can build a modular Eurorack synth voice for under £500 is pretty good. Looking forward to more kits.
- ReBach website
- ReBach VCF-A DIY: ReBach
- ReBach VCO-A DIY: ReBach