Just as Vladimir Pantelic is making his way to Superbooth he sent me the information about his new fabulously named Spooky Action module. It’s a Eurorack clock generator with WiFi-based Ableton Link built in.
Great name. I guess it came from a reaction to this magical tempo syncing that goes on with Ableton Link – it is a bit spooky. It connects to your WiFi network and automatically syncs up to any other device running Ableton Link on the same network. That could be Ableton, Bitwig, Reason or Reaktor on a computer, or numerous apps on an iPad, iPhone or Android device. It’s a splendid thing.
We saw this recently with the SPINK0 module but Spooky Action does a bit more than that. It has a bunch of highly configurable inputs and outputs for routing clock sources. But they can also be multiples, divisions, start, stop and reset gates. You can also wire in/out MIDI clock if you feel so inclined.
The video below shows two Spooky Action modules in action, happily syncing up to each other. And that’s another point. If you have a large rig or multiple racks you could use more than one to wirelessly sync your other racks.
Vladimir says it’s coming later in the year but there’s no price yet. You can check it out at Superbooth on stand E265 – yes that’s right, he’s not wandering around with a bag of modules this time, he has a physical booth!
- Spooky Action webpage.