Bastl instruments aer wel known for their hand-made electronic musical instruments. And with NAMM a mere hours away, they've spilled the beans on their four new eurorack modules which (if you like wood, eurorack, and synths...) you'll probably love. Here's what they have to say:
NAMM 2016–We are happy to announce 4 new modules and 2 expanders by Bastl Instruments. Come to see us at NAMM 2016 at Booth #5000 Hall C!
The biggest highlight is the POPCORN nonlinear CV/GATE Sequencer which performs original sequencing in tonal landscape. There is an entire universe of very musical ways how you can browse thru the 8 steps. This is all determined by a combination of triggers and CV signals you feed into the sequencer. 2 trigger inputs A and B advance the sequencer by the number of steps that you set with the knob (4,3,2,1,+1,+2,+3,+4). Reset sets the sequencer to step 1, OR, you can use the assignable CV Input to make it go to the step determined by CV. The CV input can also select the step directly or transpose the signal or do many other things! There is also a built in quantizer, selectable output range, gate and slide active per step with adjustable gate and slide times.
POPCORN has two EXPANDERS: one with jump button and individual GATE outputs for each step and another one that adds 5 more CV INPUTs to control the sequencer.
Foot control is a great way to enhance how modular synthesizer can be played as an instruments and this is exactly what modules CLUTCH and DUPDUP are for! CLUTCH can be used as a simple quad passive attenuator in modular setup but when you connect a stereo cable to the input and connect an expression or a volume pedal into it, it turns into continuous voltage source for your feet! And you can connect 4 pedals! DUPDUP on the other side implements 2 foot switches that can reroute your modular, bypass a signal processors, select between trigger sequences, mute signals or just send gates.
The last but not least is CIAO! 4 line outputs and headphone amp in just 5 HP is ideal for recording or live performance. Switches on the module enable you to make a patch just for your headphones and then mix it into the main output!
Modules are now available for preorder at http://noise.kitchen/ shipping in March 2016. Modules will be available from local dealers in Spring 2016.
Prices exclude tax.
POPCORN 10HP nonlinear CV/GATE sequencer 210 EUR
POPCORN CV EXPANDER 2HP adds more CV inputs 49 eur
POPCORN GATE EXPANDER 2HP adds individual gate outputs + jump 49 eur more info: http://www.bastlinstruments.com/modular/popcorn/
CLUTCH 5HP quad attenuator and volume pedal to CV interface 75 EUR
more info: http://www.bastlinstruments.com/modular/clutch/
DUPDUP 5HP dual VC footswitch 90 EUR
more info: http://www.bastlinstruments.com/modular/dupdup/
CIAO ! 5HP quad line out + headphone amp 109 EUR
more info: http://www.bastlinstruments.com/modular/ciao/