Tubes were a bit of a feature this year the Korg NuTube turned up in Korg’s own Volca Nubass. But Sonocurrent also had a pair in a rather smart looking Eurorack distortion module called the M T2D.
This has two channels of distortion which can operate independently for parallel, stereo or multiple source saturation or in series for a bit of complex fatness. The M T2D’s particular special feature is the Tilt controls which let you lean these two spectral filters before the triode stage to boost highs and squash lows or vice-versa giving some nice harmonic variations. They can also effect the feedback loops in interesting ways.
The bias controls on the NuTubes can bring in a lot of character on their own before you start bringing in the drive and offer a lot of subtle changes once you start pushing. And there’s a switch between two different character profiles or either a smooth finish or some heavier clipping.
There are independent controls for bias, mix, tilt, drive and feedback with CV control over the bias and wet/dry mix along with input and output levels. And in the middle you have that rather nice drilled section with the glow of the Nutubes coming through.
It sounded nice and meaty with loads of room for stacking up the saturation, growl and distortion. This is Sonocurrent’s first module which should be out by the end of the month. They also have a few more planned for after the summer including a crossfading array, multiple/group fader and that Tilt Filter as it’s own thing.
- Sonocurrent website.