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Lets have a look at the Eowave Domino synth voice

Today lets have a look at one of these small but capable full synth voice modules that give you great functionality in a limited space. With a couple of synth voices in your rack you can free up some space for interesting sequencing, effects and modulation – the real fun part. Today we look at the Domino by Eowave – a full synth voice in only 10hp.

While being small and pre-wired it features a lot of modular functionality with lots of inputs and outputs. For example, you can use the oscillator independently, due to the single waveform outputs, same is true for the envelope. Blend the saw and square wave with a dedicated mix knob, or replace one or both waveforms with external signals through the Mix 1 & 2 inputs. While not being a clone of that famous acid synth in any way, the Domino can be the favorite acid synth voice in your rack.

The Domino delivers classic, analog results and lots of modular flexibility – in this video we explore some of its sounds and capabilities.

Eowave – Fluctuations Magnétiques

Looking at the Eowave Fluctuations Magnétiques you quite quickly realize that this module has a lot of functionality to offer that you wouldn’t usually expect in a filter module. By offering four identical multimode-filters and numerous ways to sync and route, you have a big sonic playground right at your fingertips.

The Eowave FM is composed of four filters arranged in pairs (A/B and C/D). The circuits feature high-pass, band-pass and low-pass modes with a slope of -12 dB per octave. Routing options allow serial or parallel operation. Level potentiometers at the input stages make it possible to generate asymmetrical distortion, which really expands the palette of possible sounds. By connecting several of the VCFs in series, users can create filter types with a slope of up to -48 dB per octave. For modulations, there are several CV inputs.


The basic character of the module is gentle and very musical. However, with high input level settings, it is also possible to achieve beefy, rather rough results. The circuits can’t self-oscillate, unless the user patches a feedback loop, but it is possible to ping the filters for some very nice percussive sounds, some f them can be heard in the video below. In this video we explore various scenarios, from classic filter duties to fourfold filter pings!

Video: Workshop and performance with Marc Sirguy from EOWAVE

Marc Sirguy came to SchneidersLaden to play a nice little performance on his machines and to show us his current line of products. Especially the Quandrantid Swarm draw the attention of the audience.

Thanks to everyone who was there and of course to Marc Sirguy for giving us these insights!

Check out our Workshop section for new workshop announcements and workshop videos!


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

Two workshops! Modular Beginner // Eowave with Marc Sirguy!


Workshop #1

We’re holding another workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden – starts at 6pm.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time and also meet like-minded people! We will show you basic patch techniques, the workings of our showroom, as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the ever evolving Eurocrack scene.

Workshop #2

At 7:30pm we’ll have the second workshop of the night! We are happy to welcome one of the most important personalities of the french modular synthesizer scene – Marc Sirguy! He is representing Eowave, the famous Modular Square shop in Paris and more – we are very curious what he brings with him!

See you soon! Every Thursday at 6pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7pm

How to find us:

@SchneidersLaden Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

Announcement of new workshop series at SchneidersLaden!

At SchneidersLaden we don’t only sell synthesizers – we advise and support you to find the instrument you really want – we share our knowledge with you, we learn from you and we organize events: Workshops, Performances and Concerts! Every Thursday you can join a free Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. Often we’ll have this workshop followed by another workshop for which we invite manufacturers or artists to share their vision with us or to play a concert or performance.

Some examples of these events can be seen in our new trailer – others can be found here in full length.

And our latest three additions to our Workshop-video-collection can be found here!

Upcoming workshops

But the important news of today is the announcement of our new workshop series starting February 14th! CTM Festival just closed its doors for this years edition, but we thought we take one of our personal highlights and bring it to the SchneidersLaden showroom! Together with Frank Bretschneider we will have a close look at how an installation project like Raster.Labor comes to life. Until mid-April there will be more workshops every Thursday – starting at 7:30pm – right after the weekly Modular Beginner Workshop.

Workshops at SchneidersLaden // Thursdays // 7:30pm:

14. Feb – Frank Bretschneider / Raster.Labor – Workshop & Installation

21. Feb – Blush Response – Performance & Workshop

28. Feb – Instant – Performance & Workshop

07. Mar – Marc Sirguy / Eowave – Workshop & Talk

14. Mar – Haken Audio – Performance & Workshop

21. Mar – Sam Barker / Leisure System – Performance & Workshop

28. Mar – Jomox – Workshop, Performance & Talk

04 Apr – Instruo – Workshop & Performance

11. Apr – E-RM – Workshop

NAMM 2018 – Eowave

We met Marc from Eowave today. He showed us 3 new Modules and the Quadrantid Swarm desktop Synth which should be all available within this spring. The Capsule Titan MK2 is huge Module and the multiplied x2 Version of the former version with 2 TITAN discrete oscillators and a MAGNETOSPHERE 24 dB discrete filter, SOMMATEUR mixer and 2 x Vca / Adsr & the ZONE B.F. modulke including 2 x LFOs.

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Swing is a little module with 4 trigger in/ outs adding some swing to your 16th note based march music. – very-help-full. VCO Orage got a bit updated and has now a  SUB-output aswell. The Quandrantid Swarm is a versatile, unique instrument to explore exquisite and unfamiliar timbres that range from subtle to outrageous, nebulous to shimmering. It is comprised of a digital synthesizer voice with a percussive element, 2 pole analog filter, an LFO with 8 waveforms, and a spring reverb. The 8 touch keys can be used as a mono keyboard, polyphonic keyboard or an 8 step sequencer. The QS interfaces with other instruments via MIDI, and CV/Trig inputs. Pre-patching allows you to get hands on immediately, but you can and should use patch cables to to fully explore the potential of this instrument.

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What about…Voice-Modules for eurorack

 

It is one of the best things about modular synthesizers – you can mix and match all elements of your instrument. Your dream is to combine a wavetable oscillator with a classic Moog-design filter and a tube-VCA? – No problem, go for it! But sometimes all you want is another simple analog subtractive voice. Or maybe you have something like 30hp of space left in your case, so why not throw a complete analog mono synthesizer in there? And often these modules are the perfect entry point for the mysterious land of modular synthesis, not only because you have everything on hand that you need to start making music – but also you can be sure that the single components work well together. With single modules you sometimes happen to combine modules that are not the perfect companions as a filter might expect 10V to fully open the cutoff, but your envelope only produces 8V…and so on. So with full voice-modules you can prevent some of the typical modular synth trouble shooting. Therefor a synth-voice module is often a good starting point for beginners and an easy and pleasing thing for experts to add another voice to their system. Just add a sequencer of your taste to the module and you are good to go! Here are some thoughts on typical analog mono-synths in eurorack format.


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Acidlab – M303

Sometimes all you need is a bass synthesizer – and the most famous one might the Roland TB-303. So why not put something like a TB-303 in your rack? This is where the Acidlab M303 comes into play. A good sounding, affordable all in one bass synthesizer that reminds of a TB-303 sound wise. All you need to do is add a sequencer and you’re good to go – ACID! And the M303 offers a lot more flexibility than a standalone version. With inputs for its filter and VCA you are able to process totally different sound sources than the original saw- and sqaurewave, if you want to.

 

Eowave – Domino (Module)

This miniature synthesizer is also often referred to as a kind of 303 inspired synth. But is has more of its own sound, a pure analog, rough and strong sound that can go into 303 territories but is way more flexible…with 12 patch points, when it comes to integrating it into more complex patches. And have you seen the size of it?  – To have a full analog mono synthesizer in ->10hp<- ! is kind of ridiculous – in a good way. It features saw- and square waves just like the M303 but lets you blend between the two and the filter is different as it is a -24db ladder design.

 

MFB – Nanozwerg Pro

This little analog synthesizer features a sub-oscillator and noise circuit that the M303 and Domino are missing. It also features a multimode filter and additionally two ADSRs and an LFO – and it is the cheapest in this series. This is a challenge that MFB has mastered many times before – building incredibly affordable instruments with lots of functionality. And often they are surprisingly good sounding, as the Nanozwerg Pro proves. It makes no compromises: Noise, Sub, LP- BP- HP- Notch-Filter, Saw, Square, Triangle and Pulse waveforms, 2 x ADSRs, LFO, octave switch AND MIDI-input! You are missing something? Well, good news is: you will have saved a lot of money by buying the Nanozwerg Pro, so there will be something left for whatever you feel is missing.

 

Intellijel Designs – Atlantis

The most sophisticated of the modules we are discussing here is the Atlantis by Intellijel. With 27 patch points, noise and a loopable envelope this is not only the best equipped of the four modules discussed here but also the most flexible. The Atlantis comes close to a synth voice that is built from separate modules when it comes to the feature list and patch points. Additionally pretty much any function of the Atlantis can be used independently, which contributes to the feel of using separate modules when working with the Atlantis. And what about the sound? The architecture of this module is inspired by the SH-101. And it sounds close in particular settings. The Atlantis is a great mono-synth and can sound huge.

 

Doepfer – A-111-5v Synthesizer

Only 100 units will be available of the module A-111-5v Mini Synthesizer Voice. This special edition is only possible since Dieter Doepfer found 100 of the special-IC CEM3394. This module features a VCO, a 24dB-Lowpass filter, a VCA, an ADSR-envelope generator and two LFOs. The special thing about this module is its linear filter FM. The A-111-5v can be seen as the eurorack version of the Dark Energy MK I! And it features the CEM-chip that is responsible for the powerful and pleasant sound of the original Dark Energy. Now Doepfer is doing a limited run of A-111-5 Synthesizer Voices with this legendary chip.


In the end it is a matter of taste whether you rate one above the other, at least most of the time. When only having a few hp left in your live rig the Domino or M303 might be a good choice. On the other hand you might have ended up with a rack full of digital modules that you want to complement it with a more veratile analog voice, then the Intellijel or Doepfer might be the right module for you. Whatever your considerations are, this article has hopefully given you some insights in a few of the available options.

This is by no means a complete overview of the available modules or a full review of the modules discussed. The what about… texts are here to give you new ideas and maybe another perspective on things. All these modules offer more features than we have talked about in this post. For further information please click the provided links or – even better – visit the shop and ask the SchneidersLaden experts in the showroom.

 

on the namm again..

Marc_Shawn_Andreas_BillAfter European products are cheaper for our friends in the US now, we will join the upcoming NAMM show to let you touch and listen to the germans and their friends latest products on stand 6996 in Hall A! Dieter Doepfer will be there, Vermona, MFB, Manikin, JoMoX, Kenton, Eowave and BR-Laser from Austria having the Terminal in his case. We will be next to the stand of our american friends such as Verbos, WMD, Snazzy ,4MS, the Harvestman and many others probably brining loads of NEWS.

Join Europe: iTs CHEAP now!

The european money is cheaper than ever at least for people in the US and the UK now. Unfortunately for europeans the products from these countries are much more expensive now .. the other way round, so… a lot of our prices for modulars and others finally had to be increased now. So please accept the raise from 7% to 10% average with some very attractive modular series,
… we are sorry. New prices are online and valid now!

.. And finally: Be welcome and  join Musikmesse in Frankfurt/Germany – it will be April, 15th to 18th this year – spring time with even more new stuff for even better prices, .. perhaps!

Mellotron Sounds ..

P1120587The sounds of the Memotron – the (digital copied) original digital copy of the (original copied) mellotron – are  a collection of 100 included sounds from now on! All the remaining memotron units that will be selling new should have this. These ones are getting short anyway, a new model will follow up soon.
Join the NAMM show in Anaheim to check this out: Manikin electronic, Doepfer, Vermona, MFB, JoMoX, EOwave, and all the american modular brands will join the american Music show in January with a collective stand in Hall A. So if you can, be around from January 22nd til 25th, 2015.

 

SENSORIC ATIVITIES

Sensor_WOB 2Using Sensors to control music, lights or videos directly from your body is still quite en vogue. To buy readymade products is one way, but nowadays people built up their own hardware solution to perform, see OWOW from NL as a good example. The existing catalogue of (EOWave-) sensors is now selling out at Schneidersladen (50% off!) to find a good place in such systems, Good luck.

Sensoric friends..

If you ever want to install a sensor system this is your chance: We are selling out our Eobody system sensors as a smart bundle starting with 50% off if you buy at least each one of the following remaining sensors. All sensors are equipped with a 1/4″ stereo jack mostly possible to be used with other objects, too.
At the time we still have 2D Gforce controllers, 3D Gforce controllers, detection sensorsIR distance Sensors 5cm, a joystick sensor a short 10cm ribbon and a movement controller. If you order these seven sensors first, you will be lucky winning a free switch sensor in addition. Just write a mail and push the button to  get it done.

Sensors selling out now!

The EOWave sensor system has been a very good idea for creative works and installations of any kind but unfortunately nowadays people do the same with something called arduino more often.
We still have a bunch of good eowave sensors in stock, mostly equipped with a 6,3mm jack already and would like to sell them all.  If you order more than ten at once (from stock) you could ask for a special price, if you buy the whole remaining stock, lets talk.

Moonwind, Magma?

There is a new range of names for new products of well known manufacturers as it seems:  Moonwind by JoMoXjmxmw_full seems to be a very smart sound performer and the Magma by Eowave is a complex synth/sequencer tool to have good melody fun with an analogue synth. Both are available from stock now!

and finally the Boomstar by Studio electronics could become a smart desktop synth, too.

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Eowaves Synth called KOMA is now released in its final version with its final new name called MAGMA.  So to magma_front4order a new synth looking like this just let us know your request to have some fun and a good day.

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