How much fun is this? Take a new Korg Mini KaossPad 2 and customize it to fit a eurorack modular. I hope Korg is watching, because they could easily double the price of their current offering just by adding a couple of necessities and putting it behind a panel. I added attenuation knobs of the incoming left and right channels and then added an amp to both outgoing channels to boost it to modular levels. I also added a latching switch to the mic input, so you can use it as an effective 3rd channel in. Using the hold feature is like setting two pots instantly, so fellow wigglers that kinda changes the game as far as immediate performance of your effects in euroland:) Before you write this off as cheesy, look at the list of features this little guy has and compare it to any of your current eurorack modules.
Control and modulate a wide assortment of cutting-edge effects with the intuitive touchpad interface
MP3 player with microSD card slot for audio data storage/exchange; add effects to audio without additional equipment!
100 effect programs ideal for putting your own “touch” on any live performance
Virtual crossfader for transitioning between onboard media files and audio inputs. Combine with an external media player – or another Mini Kaoss Pad 2 – for DJ-style performances!
3 Program memory locations instantly recall favorite effects
Includes powerful Looper, Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor effects distilled from the Kaoss Pad Quad
Internal mic and external audio inputs for input flexibility
Record performances – with effects performances included – and save them to microSD
6 preset audio demo loops to experiment with right out of the box
More info about the actual Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2 here.
These are just getting too time consuming to make, so it’s time for one last run. In this last round I have included special carts that have a cool new ROM from David over at PLOGUE called livenes. It allows direct control over the registers in the APU directly. Scroll down to the end of the page to get directions on how to modify your NES gamepad so you can control it directly with your eurorack modular synthesizer:)
I have had so many of these as bent toys that I thought it was time to make a eurorack module of one. Lots of time spent trying to nail down the right registers for the best phonemes and words. Very fast response means you can use quick triggers and for longer glitches you can use longer gates. The response has been a little over whelming to this as I knew there were a few out there who loved these, but had no idea that it was this many!!
Plogue has released livenes for the NES. I have modded a D-pad controller to be controlled via voltage from my eurorack modular synthesizer. I hope to have carts of livenes available soon as well as info on the mod needed to control it via control voltage. Special thanks to David from Plogue for all of his efforts on this. Please check out their sites here:
A couple more tracks from RGB! I really like the direction these guys are going in. ‘Psithurism’ has some sampled DPS quotes that really hit home for me. Glad to hear these guys really getting along with their Synthboy+! Keep em’ coming fellas:)
Well you knew someone was going to do it. I guess that would be me. Really wanted Moog in my eurorack for a while. When I saw the Werkstatt I knew it was my chance. Made several changes to the Werkstatt. Changed out the single turn VCO pot for a ten turn pot. Added a +/- octave button. Since removing the keyboard the Envelope had no trigger source, so I added two inputs for that. Hand carved rosewood switch caps because when I think of Moog, I think of black and wood. The VCO’s sound great, but the filter is the reason I did this. I am now a happy Moog filter tweaker:)
I don’t normally post info about new eurorack modules here, but I had a chance to review the MeeBlip Anode and I thought it would fit nicely here. 20 HP wide and well built construction. No plastic shaft pots here, all metal. Very responsive and loads of fun and man is it bass heavy. This is what their site says about it:
“The all-new MeeBlip anode is part analog, part digital, capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds. And inspired by the best classic synths of the past, getting your hands on that sound is always simple, direct, and intuitive. Adjust sounds via knobs and switches – you don’t need to navigate a single menu.
Its digital side reproduces the sound and architecture of classic synthesizers, but with an emphasis on adding personality, especially in the low end. Its all-new analog filter with resonance can range from smooth to raunchy – perfect for shaping sound or making squelchy basslines.”
-Unique 8-bit oscillators meet an original analog filter
-Compact, 4” x 4” case (approx. 100 x 100 mm)
-Modulation, envelope, tuning, and pulse width controls
-Open source hardware, but fully-assembled and ready to play
Neil Baldwin has authorized a limited run of carts of PR8 and Pulsar. There will only be 6 of each title available and will be uniquely serial numbered . Please don’t miss this opportunity to try out his amazing musical titles for the NES! CLICK HERE