Livestock Electronics has three new modules to offer. A wavetable oscillator, a mixer and signal distributor. We will now take a closer look at what makes these modules special and sets them apart from others.
Bang: What sets Bang apart from other digital VCO’s is its capability to produce sound that is based on wavetables drawn by the user. Users can load self-made waveforms into the module via a microSD card slot. For generating waves, Livestock Electronics developed a Windows and a OSX application. Bang comes equipped with tuning and wave shaping options as well as a FM input plus bipolar attenuator.
Felix: Felix is a buffered signal distributor and/or multiple, which can be used in 1:6 or 2:3 configurations. It is either a flexible multiple and/or emitting CV signals in the range of either 0V to +5V or -5V to +5V.
MIR: MIR is a mixer, but at the same time a lot more than that. It can also be used as an inverter, VCA and distortion. It comes equipped with four channels, each featuring two signal inputs, a summing stage plus a VCA with switchable characteristics. With high signal levels you can achieve some serious distortion.
XOR Electronics has got a new sequencer to offer – the NerdSeq. It follows a concept that has already been used in very early digital music sequencer software. This software ran on hardware like the Fairlight CMI, Amiga and C64, newer adaptions would be the Renoise or Jeskola Buzz. Now XOR has adapted the Tracker concept for eurorack, with 8 tracks, a nice display and all necessary buttons to navigate through the software. And the best thing – with the expander it is not only possible to add MIDI in- and outputs to the NerdSeq, but also to connect a Sega Gamepad!
Noise Engineering brings the Loquelic Iteritas to a different evolutionary level: Loquelic Iteritas Percido. This new module is a futuristic synthesizer voice for creating massive, mechanically sounding basses, special effects and ultra-modern drums. Basically it is a digital oscillator, a flexible shapeable AD envelope with trigger and loop modes, which can influence pitch and any number of synthesis parameters simultaneously. The LIP is one of these sound generators that can be used by only using a trigger, but it benefits from its modulation inputs and can sound like a whole futuristic orchestra when patched right.