The Audio Damage Kompressor is a digital true stereo compressor that can also work as a Mono with side chain input compressor. occupying only 6 hp, this compressor packs a big punch for its small size. RATIO is a scaled control. The first half of the rotation goes from 1:1 to 1:10, and from 12 o’clock to fully clockwise, it goes from 1:10 to 1:1000 (infinite). Gain can give you up to 30+db of additional gain along with a soft internal saturation emulating an analog circuit.
The Build quality feels very solid and the compression is really quite well controlled. I’ve been using it both as an final mix compressor and as a drum squashing beast as well.
I will have a in studio demo/ review video of this module up shortly as I have since built one of these modules for myself and am very impressed with it. in the mean time check out the synthrotek store and grab one of these very handy modules. Synthrotek ADSR in Store
Today I met Tenkai Karina, The mind behind Zetaohm. A new Eurorack company out of the bay area who looks to turn some heads. we had a good long chat about the new FLXS1sequencer (nice name right 😉 ). This module looks to be a seriously impressive piece of art. Yeah not just a module… a piece of art. stay tuned as I will be getting an exclusive on this module!
The FLXS1 Sequencer is an upcoming device for the Eurorack format. It has the most control of any sequencer on the market at its size. The goal of this device was to get Cirklon functionality in a compact Eurorack format.
4x Bidirectional Gate inputs capable of receiving clock siganls
4x 0-5 volt Control Voltage inputs (1 audio rate input)
4 channels of output control
each channel provides 1 Gate output and two Control Voltage outputs
full midi input and output capabilities to sequence non modular synthesizers, as well as sync to other devices using MIDI clock
The Threeler VCF created by Ian Fritz is an interesting filter design. Utilizing a 3rd order design with 3 single pole filters in various combinations the Threeler is able to give a large variety of filter types. A mode select switch gives us 4 options of slopes. the first row consisting of Low pass configurations, the second row consisting of band pass , the third is a reversed order bandpass and the bottom row consisting of high pass filters. we are give 3 simultaneous outputs at a time (giving us access to different stages of the filter.) CV is available to control filter cut off, frequency modulation and resonance. The Filter also tracks volt per octave nicely over quite a few octaves which gives us access to a nice sine oscillator.
Available now as a PCB, Panel PCB, full Kit and as a completed module from Synthcube.com or on their Synth release club ( a module renting/leasing program.
The writeable Quantizer(WQ) is an interesting module in that while it can function like a traditional sequencer, it is anything but traditional. What sets the WQ apart is that this quantizer doesn’t come with preset 1/12v divided scales like most quantizers do. Instead the WQ allows users to store voltages into a user defined “scale” and then quantize incoming voltages to those stored voltages. You can use traditional scale values and write those voltages to a traditional scale but what is the fun in that? Continue reading →