Superbooth 2018: MFB announce Tanzbar 2 hybrid drum machine

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The MFB Tanzbar was a 14 channel analogue drum machine with 2 channels of synth for melodic voices. They have announced the Tanzbar 2 which gets a much-expanded feature set including samples and a new paint job. Tanzbar 2 It’s still an analogue drum computer with a bass synthesizer built in but it now has […]

Superbooth 2018: Abstract Data’s first oscillator the ADE-40 Shaping VCO

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Abstract Data introduced their first oscillator module. They are calling it the ADE-40 Shaping VCO. Let’s have a look. ADE-40 Shaping VCO It’s an all analogue VCO generating your three standard sine, triangle and ramp waveforms. But the “Shaping” part comes in with the built-in voltage controlled waveshaper. It brings in a sort of PWM […]

Superbooth 2018: Instruó introduce us to a load of new modules

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Instruó have been making elegant boutique modules in Scotland for some time now. They have been only making them to order and tend to neglect their website and so have been a little frustrating to those of us who like to window shop and dream about future purchases. However, they’ve started making their modules more […]

Superbooth 2018: Dreadbox announce Erebus 3 desktop synthesizer

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Dreadbox recently discontinued the Erebus 2 to much mourning and gnashing of teeth. Then the Lil’ Erebus DIY box arrived to much celebration. Then when no one was watching they snuck out Erebus 3 and we can hardly contain ourselves. Erebus 3 Loved the Erebus synthesizer. It was a fabulous, playful and somehow cheeky little box […]

Superbooth 2018: Analogue Solutions reveal a prototype desktop sequencer

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Analogue Solutions were at Superbooth showing their Fusebox and range of desktop effects boxes. But they also had a blank and unnamed box of many knobs which turned out to be the prototype of a sequencer they are working on. Sequencing It’s a very large CV/Gate sequencer with 16 steps. Everything is realised in knobs […]

Superbooth 2018: U-He shows off Colour Copy delay and spring reverb plug-ins

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At Superbooth 2018, synth and effects developer U-He demonstrated a pair of new plug-ins in the works. These are the Colour Copy delay and an unnamed spring reverb. They exist separate from the Uhbik effects suite. Colour Copy is a Stereo delay with the typical set of controls, a B&W display showing the two sides […]

Superbooth 2018: Noise Engineering reveal Reason Rack Extensions of 3 modules

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Meanwhile, back in the world of software, Noise Engineering have revealed that they’ve transferred three of their most popular Eurorack modules into Rack Extensions for Reason. “Synth Bundle 1” will include Basimilus Iteritas, Loquelic Iteritas Percido and Manis Iteritas. They say “Now you can have percussion, gnarl, and space farts right in your rack!” I say that’s […]

Superbooth 2018: MS-101 revealed! Behringer own up to their SH-101 clone

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Remember that dodgy image we saw ages ago with a woman in denim holding what looked like an SH-101 except it had MS-101 on the front? Turns out it was real all along. The Behringer onslaught continues with their long-awaited take on the classic Roland SH-101. MS-101 It’s a full sized synthesizer like the Odyssey […]

Superbooth 2018: ALM reveals sampler, DCO, and envelope/LFO/step sequencer

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We saw the ALM Busycircuits rack before they left for the show and were puzzling over what the modules could be. Well, now we know. They have a prototype sampler, a digital wavetable oscillator, a 5-stage envelope, an LFO and a step sequencer – cool! The Sampler As yet unnamed it has 8 channels of playback […]

Superbooth 2018: Casper Electronics and Bastl Dark Matter Feedback module

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Casper Electronics is the live performance extension of Peter Edwards, who also designs synths for Bastl Instruments. Bastl have now officially adopted Peter’s ideas and let him run riot with a new range of Casper Electronics Eurorack modules under the Bastl banner. I think I’ve got that right. Anyway, at Superbooth he was showing the […]