Part of the joy of running a Eurorack system is the continual re-patching – at least, this is what fans would tell you – but although you have all the time or energy to do this in the studio, there are other pressures while you are playing.
The Matrix Mixer from Erica Synths claims to “re-patch your system with the touch of a simple click.”
The Erica Synths Matrix Mixer is a desktop patch matrix with 16 inputs and 16 outputs, can route and mix signals with great precision, as well as produce buffered multiples and randomized patches.
The Matrix Mixer is compatible with semi-modular synthesizers and converter cards for the EMS Synthi and Buchla Music Easel. The Matrix Mixer will be especially beneficial in performances that combine Eurorack and other performance instruments, such as drums, guitars, wind instruments, and so on, thanks to easy patch changes through panel buttons or MIDI program change signals.
All analog signal path
16 buffered, DC coupled inputs
16 independent, buffered, DC coupled outputs
256 connections, each with 3 attenuation levels
Random pattern mode with definable randomization area and density
254 pattern memory
Pattern change via MIDI program change messages
32 3,5mm jack sockets
4 6,3mm jack sockets
The Matrix Mixer is now available for pre-order on the Erica Synths website. It costs $599/€490 and is expected to ship soon.
The Centre project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to show off their latest creation, a modular synthesizer system that can also be used as a small semi-modular synth to add huge tones to your music. Professionals may utilize it as a local alternative of fantastic sound that can be manipulated with their current Eurorack system, while newcomers can learn about sound and music production.
Have access to a new tool
As a music producer, you’ll be able to include your pre-programmed sounds into your performances, while newbies may rely on hundreds of pre-programmed presets to get a taste of the electronic music world.
The Centre isn’t meant to be a substitute for those fantastic plugins; rather, it aims to replicate the comparable sound in hardware using similar approaches. Using the software isn’t always practical, and conducting a modular performance without a computer and by patching modulations is considerably easier.
The brain behind the product
Marcin Duda, often known as Duddie, is a Hong Kong-based technology enthusiast and synth lover who created this fantastic new invention.
Marcin Duda built the centre for himself, but he realized it would be a game-changing tool for everyone after showing it to a few people. A Wavetable Synthesiser is the centre. It has a Wavetable oscillator engine with unison and detunes that can operate many voices with complicated oscillators. It not only can generate complicated voices, but it also has polyphony.
The Centre’s major feature is the ability to generate filtered wavetable sounds with up to four voices of polyphony. Each voice can have several oscillators, and The Centre can handle up to 200 oscillators in total. That’s a lot of sound with a lot of harmonics.
The hardware for the Centre has been completed and is ready for manufacturing
The hardware for the Center is completed and ready for manufacturing. They recently acquired PCB (Printed Circuit Board) version 4 and currently examining it. The transition from version 3 to version 4 was made only to enhance the production process. There are no issues with the hardware, and it will be produced as soon as the Kickstarter campaign concludes.
However, Software still requires a lot of effort, and the project will be improved in collaboration with supporters. The update method is now extremely easy; all that is required is to download the update file from the website, place it on an SD card, and The Centre will upgrade its firmware.
The center has created quite a buzz; the Kickstarter campaign has raised HK$ 589,990 (USD$ 76,007) of the HK$100,000 target (USD$ 12,882), and more people are becoming interested in this wonderful instrument every day.
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