Abused Electronics today unveiled their new AE Modular. They describe it as "a true analog modular synthesizer - small in size, small in price, big in sound." And before you ask, AE Modular is not eurorack compatible. Instead the creator, tangible waves, have created a system which they say makes it affordable and smaller than most eurorack format synths.
They've gone for "character" over "perfection" too. "Circuits are sometimes simplified and show their own character in some points - it's intentionally a contrast to the high-polished stuff we get from digital synths / DAWs / plugins. But always the usage as an artistic tool is considered!"
AE Modular certainly looks intruiging and if nothing else could be the perfect gateway into the world of modular synthesis for novices...
"The design style is also a little special: The frontpanels are not (expensively) printed, but rubber-stamped; I like this somehow "unperfect" look - I hope you too! (Don't worry: a special, durable color is used.)"
Here's a video showing the AE Modular playing nice with the Novation Circuit:
And some more video demos to wet your apetite showing AE Modular's oscialltors, filters, FM sync, noise, sample and hold in action:
So how does AE Modular differ from a regular eurorack modular synth?
AE Modular has just launched on Kickstarter. For as little as €385 EUR you can get the Rack 1 of AE modular; this is the rack with one row for up to 16 modules; pre-installed with the following modules: MASTER IO, 2OSC, NOISE, FILTER, ENV, 2VCA, LFO, 2S&H, 2ATT/CV, MIXER4/4, DELAY.
And for just €490 EUR you get Rack 2 of AE modular; this is the rack with two rows for up to 32 modules; pre-installed with the following modules: MASTER IO, 2x 2OSC, NOISE, 2x FILTER, 2x ENV, 2VCA, 2x LFO, 2S&H, LOGIC, BEAT DIVIDER, STEP10, 2ATT/CV, MIXER4/4, DELAY
Whether you opt for the 1-rack or 2-rack, you'll get
There's plenty more about AE Modular on their Kickstarter page. Click the link below to learn more about the spec and further details...
At time of writing AE modular has 29 days remaining on Kickstarter and has reached €1,000 out of €19,000.
If you're interested visit their Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562102529/ae-modular-a-modular-synthesizer-for-everyone?ref=category_recommended
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