Calsynth is offering special edition ST Modular Clipping Cat and EFI modules as a pair in the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag with 100% of the cost being donated.
Clipping Cat and EFI
Apparently, the first run of 10 sold out almost immediately, so Calsynth is hoping to pull together a few more. At a cost of $199 for the pair, it’s raised almost $2,000 for the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. Calsynth is a California company run by Struan and offers fully built versions of the ST Modular modules and a few others.
Clipping Cat is a vactrol based distortion with hard (CAT) or soft (NO CAT) clipping. It can produce some seriously gnarly sounds from any sort of input. It can also function as a LPG with CV control. If you want to light the eyes, you’ll have to push it with some serious gain in CAT mode. It’s delicious.
EFI is a dual-mode analogue filter in the style of the Korg MS-20. It has low and high pass modes and some serious self-oscillating resonance with overdrive.
Both of these modules are fun and exciting things to play with and can bring some terrific tones into your rack. They are sold as a pair and look amazing in these colours. Hopefully, by the time the next batch is ready, these will be modules of celebration rather than humanitarian support in a time of war. It’s amazing that Struan is giving the entire cost price to charity – great stuff.