BUDDY is four channels of stereo mixing in a compact Eurorack module that also has preamps for line-level signals ideal for hybrid setups.
I guess a useful stereo mixer is your friend, your pal or your Buddy! So, buddy, let’s go with it. It has 4 channels of stereo mixing optimised for hybrid setups. 2 channels are set for Eurorack sources in either mono or stereo and 2 channels are set for line-level sources. The line channels feature pre-amps that can boost the signal up to 10 times or +20dB to bring it up to Eurorack levels. They have TRS stereo jack inputs so you can plug right in. You can also use these for Eurorack to make it a 4-channel stereo Eurorack mixer if you wish.
All the inputs benefit from a bit of clean boosting and smooth overdrive from the low-noise NE5532 op-amp. You can wire up several Buddy mixers together via jumper cables on the back – very handy.
While Eurorack is often the domain of mono audio signals you do tend to find stereo outputs on effects modules. These can often get neglected and the Buddy could be really useful for bringing those stereo elements into your rack.
Check out this helpful video that gives you a load of scenarios where Buddy could be fulfilling its role as your new best friend.
Unfortunately Bastl Instruments will not be at Superbooth this year but Buddy is available now for €119.83.