SoundForce has two new modules for Superbooth; an updated version of their DCO and a compact uVCF 6 lowpass filter based on the Roland Juno filter.
We first saw the SoundForce DCO back at Superbooth 2019. It’s based on the architecture of the Roland Juno-60/106 digital controlled oscillator which provides analogue waveforms with digital stability. The all-slider approach is very distinctive in Eurorack but follows the Roland way of doing things. The new version underlines the Roland connection with the new Juno-style colours. The mixer section is particularly awesome letting you balance the sawtooth and pulse waves with 2 sub oscillators and noise.
Along with various tweaks to the tuning and stability, the big new feature is the MIDI interface allowing for simple access from any MIDI keyboard. You can choose to have it work with the tuning sliders or to bypass them completely.
Nicolas from SoundForce posted this fantastic demo of using a bunch of DCOs over MIDI as a 4-voice synth.
Meanwhile, SoundForce has also produced a compact version of their Juno filter. It’s similar to their VCF/VCA 6 but without the VCA and highpass filter. You can switch between 2 and 4 poles and it has a separate FM input for modulating the cutoff as well as a v/oct input and CV control over the resonance. A loudness drop compensation switch avoids the signal drop with increased resonance if you wish or you can leave it to squeal delightfully in self-oscillation.
The new DCO will be available in October in black or grey and you can preorder for €222.31. The uVCF 6 will be along in November for €147.93
You can find SoundForce in booth Z240.