German modular maker Rides in the Storm has a bunch of serious-looking modules coming out that offer precise intentional utilities for a really great price.
Rides in the Storm
The man behind the modules is Uwe George Giegler who has been designing sounds and presets for many well-known synths. He’s collaborated in the past with MFB and is one of the people behind IO Instruments who we saw at SynthBooth recently. As Rides in the Storm (RITS) he hopes to release a range of personally designed modules to hit that sweet spot of quality at an affordable price point.
There’s currently a range of 7 modules on the website but the first three; TUL, DPM and QPM are about to hit the shelves.
TUL is a dual attenuator/attenuverter with integrated offset generator. So you can pull things down, flip them and range them up or down to modulate exactly where you want them to. The two channels are independent although channel A is normalised to channel B so you can use both outputs from a single input.
DPM is a dual passive multiple that will swap 3.5mm inputs for 6.3mm outputs and vice verse which is a great way to interface with larger modulate formats or external synthesizers.
QPM is a quad-channel passive multiple where each input gets 3 outputs and they are normalised for potentially 1 in and 12 out.
Other modules in the works are the CON gain converter to switch between line and modular levels, PEG ADSR envelope, QAM active multiple and SUN power supply.
The TUL, CON, PEG and QAM cost only €66 while the passive DPM and QPM cost only €39. The power supply is a bit more at €159.
These are all useful utility modules at a really great price that will do a decent job in any system.
- Rides in the Storm website.