Tag: Random Rhythm

The first NAMM announcements are arriving!

The NAMM show in January promised a lot of exciting new products to be released this year. Although not every highlight shown at the show is already available, the first newcomers are arriving at our shop and others can already be preordered!

Already available is the Intellijel Designs – Morgasmatron. It is much more than “just” a dual MS-20 filter clone. The successor of the Korgasmatron 2 features even more precisely tuned multimode circuits, expanded Xfade functionality, overhauled soft-clipping and Q-drive sections, a new overdrive design as well as ring modulation capabilities. Its sound repertoire is gigantic. This is not just a filter, it really is a sound design tool. Planar 2 and Rubicon 2 still need some time.

The Pittsburg Modular stand-alone synthesizer Microvolt 3900 for example will still take some time before it arrives, but everything is set for pre-ordering. All specs and the price are fixed, so all we are waiting for is to get our hands on the first production units! The Microvolt 3900 combines East Coast and West Coast synthesis philosophies in an unprecedented way. Besides standards, the oscillator offers foldable waves. It has a modern, powerful sound that really surprised us at NAMM.

One of the most awaited new entries into the eurorack market has been by Strymon Engineering. With their first module StrymonMagneto they have managed to draw a lot of attention. The module is a classic band-echo and spring reverb combination, psychedelic special effect, looper, phrase sampler or chaotic drone-oscillator. The digital module not only meticulously emulates the character traits analog recording and repro heads plus tape material, but goes far beyond a real tape system in many respects. Results can sound clean and modern, warm and fuzzy or dirty and distorted. It is not here yet, but it can be pre-ordered now!

Vermona worked some time on one of the most hands on rhythm generators on the market. At NAMM they showed the final version of the Random Rhythm and it is already available! Random Rhythm is a random generator specialized in producing beat structures. The module features two channels with outputs for quarter, eighth, sixteenth and triplet events. The probability with which trigger signals are produced can be influenced via sliders. Dice and real-time modes influence the behavior of the module even further. The results are surprisingly danceable.

 

More new modules and other stuff seen at NAMM 2018 will be available soon. Keep an eye on Schneiderladens new stuff section to be the first to know!

NAMM 2018 – Vermona

Thomas Haller showed us the final version of Vermona‘s Random Rhythm at the NAMM show 2018. The module will be out in a couple of weeks. Random Rhythm features two channels, which generate drum patterns by chance. In detail, users can determine the probability of 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/3 triggers being generated depending on an incoming clock signal. In addition, there are swing, offbeat and “roll the dice” functions per channel plus some global connectors like reset and a sequencer output. The module’s results sound very interesting. (This is coming from a person not very keen on random stuff…)

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Quasi as a partner for the Random Rhythm, Vermona developed a module with the working title Melodicer. It is meant for creating aleatoric melodies. You can determine the weight of notes plus probabilities for length and omission. Additionally, it is possible to set an octave range. There is a “roll the dice” function here as well. Again, the results sounded quite cool.

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Another fresh module coming from Vermona is the Quad Envelope prototype. It consists of four phases, each of which can be used in attack, hold or decay mode with either exponential or linear behavior. A slow button sets one of two time ranges. For fine adjustments, there is a potentiometer per phase. In total, timing values from 500 ms to 30 minutes can be dialed in. Besides a normal and an inverted output, there is a time CV input as well as an EOP (end of phase) output. Using the sum buttons, it is possible to mix the signals of two or more phases.

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Vermona also presented an early version of a routing matrix at the NAMM show 2018. Connections are done via buttons. Thanks to studio-grade components, audio signals as well as control voltages can be routed with the module – without compromising quality. In detail, the guys from Vermona think about a 16 x 16 and an 8 x 8 version. Both models will feature a preset system for saving and recalling configurations – a clever idea, especially for live performances.

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On top of all that, the Vermona lads also had prototypes of a vintage filter, a slew limiter and a transposer with them. God knows if those circuits will become real products. The vintage filter sounded pretty great already, though.

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And here is a video by sonicstate:

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