Deckard’s Voice will speak the language of the CS-80 into your Eurorack

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I did not see this coming. Black Corporation has just announced a Eurorack version of their Deckard’s Dream homage to the Yamaha CS-80. They are calling it Deckard’s Voice which we can assume refers to this being a single voice of the otherwise polyphonic synthesizer. Deckard’s Voice The only information released at the moment is […]

Corsynth C111 Multimode Contour Generator (Envelope) for MU Modular

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Corsynth has released a quad analog envelope generator they are calling the C111 Multimode Contour Generator. It’s in the impressively tall and finger friendly Moog Unit modular format. C111 It has multiple modes and so isn’t stuck at being a regular envelope. The four channels can each be either an AD or ASR envelope but […]

Farm Pedals’ Fly Agaric is a vintage-voiced, four-stage phaser pedal with twin LFOs

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Farm Pedals’ new Fly Agaric is an interesting new take on the classic phaser pedal. Having listened to the demos, this thing seems to have some seriously sweet phasing tones and plenty of trippy textures on tap. Farm Pedals has had this pedal in various ‘beta’ versions for quite some time, but now the company seems to have […]

Doepfer releases seven A-100 Slimline Eurorack modules

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Doepfer was showing a range of new slimline modules at Superbooth this year. Of the eight on show seven are now available leaving only the A-111-6 Mini Synth Voice to come. Slimline This new range is great. They are simple but comprehensive, small in HP but big on functionality. You can build a modular system […]

Erica Synths releases two new Pico modules and ports Pico Drums into VCV Rack

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I wonder how blurred the lines will become between real modules and virtual ones? Erica Synths is flirting with the world of emulated Eurorack with some recent ports into VCV Rack and now Pico Drums is having a go. Meanwhile back in the real world, they release the Pico LFO/S&H and Pico Mixer. Pico LFO/S&H […]

Jupiter III J3DX analog space synth incoming from Chamber of Sounds

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Handbuilt in the USA the Jupiter III J3DX is the 10th-anniversary edition of this mad little space born mini synth from Chamber of Sounds. Jupiter III J3DX Loving the design, the orange, the planet, the swirling wave around whatever it is that big knob does. It’s exciting and playful just to look at. But it’s […]

Erica Synths ports Black Wavetable VCO and Black Octasource to VCV Rack

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VCV Rack is forever threatening to move to the first official release version 1.0 very soon and has been for some time. Meanwhile, the list of modules continues to grow. Erica Synths are the latest hardware module manufacturer to throw their hat into the virtual Eurorack ring with VCV Rack versions of the Black Wavetable […]

Monoment Bass: modern low end noise, dirt and magic with a knob for aging

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There’s been a bit of a sprinkle of bass focused software and hardware lately. The latest is the Monoment Bass virtual instrument from Softube and is dedicated to producing huge, solid bass tones with complex organic overtones, washed with dedicated effects and production ready for modern bass usage. Monoment Bass The sound source is all […]

Mattoverse Electronics Drone Tone MK III: A new synth for your pedalboard?

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Third time lucky! Version three of Mattoverse’s synth effect pedal has what the first two versions have so painfully missed.  Mattoverse Electronics Drone Tone MK III While it looks like an effect for guitar, it’s something different to your regular pedals. In fact, it doesn’t change the input signal at all. The Drone Tone MK III […]

Top 5 Synthesizers at Superbooth 2019 by Soma, Novation, Pittsburgh, UDO, Gamechanger

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Superbooth this year was packed with a bundle of inspiringly fabulous noise making machinery and sound shaping systems of synthesis. From those three days of chaotic, creative and very loud production demonstrations I’ve pulled my top 5 synthesizers. Soma Laboratories Pulsar-23 More drum machine than synth – or perhaps more environmental pulsating rhythm repeater than […]