RF Nomad is a Shortwave radio in Eurorack Form and its awesome!


RF Nomad shortwave radio for Eurorack modular


New Eurorack manufacturer Evaton Technologies has introduced a very original idea to the eurorack community! This module is a shortwave radio that has CV input for tuning. what does that mean to the synth user? Well for starters it means on the fly happy accidents unexpected timbers and strange sounds galore! This module can also pick up EMI sounds from computers and other electronics.

The RF Nomad adds the squealy, squelchy, noisy, unpredictable vintage sounds of shortwave radio to your modular. But this is no ordinary shortwave; it’s been designed to be extra noisy, extra squealy, extra gritty, and just downright nasty. No built-in output filtering means that a rich spectrum of harmonic content is available on the audio output jack. Audio levels can be driven to distortion. CV control lets you add your own creative spin on sound design.

Hissy interstation audio. Squealy heterodynes. Fading stations. Atmospheric noises. Faint voices in foreign languages from distant broadcast stations. Fire and brimstone. It’s all in there, just like your granddad’s old tabletop shortwave.

But, the RF Nomad adds a twist: The tuning is voltage controlled. Sure, when you were a kid, you discovered you could make spacy noises on Papa’s shortwave by slowly turning the tuning dial. But just how fast could you twist that dial? Faster than an audio-rate LFO? Hardly. Voltage controlled tuning means that the RF Nomad will let you explore sounds you never imagined you could get out of a shortwave receiver.


Status: Currently manufacturing the first batch!

Format: Eurorack modular synth format

Function: Voltage-controlled Sideband shortwave receiver.

Dimensions: 8HP width (40.3mm x 128.5mm)

Power: +12V: 9 mA, -12V: -9mA


MSRP: $176.00 USD