Superbooth 16: New Frap Tools CGM Creative Eurorack Module Series

I was really happy to run into Frap Tools at Superbooth in Berlin this year. They gave us an overview of the CGM (Channel Group Master) creative mixer for Auroral modular synths.  

The CGM series is what Frap Tools refer to as a creative mixer series of three modules for Eurorack modular synthesizer systems.

Watch the video here:

CGM General Features

  • Size of 6HP for each modules
  • less than 43 mm (compatible with PLUS modular-modular case and UNO foldable case)
  • True Modular Structure
  • Pro-Audio Quality Mixer design
  • Solo Safe Switch
  • PFL
  • VCAs everywhere
  • each master manages up to 4 groups, each group manages up to 8 channels, so you can get up to 8 Send/Return, and up to 32 Channel per system

C – Channel

  • mono input
  • CV controlled VCA with attenuator, peak LED and a soft creamy saturation
  • mono direct output with pre/post fader switch
  • VCAs with attenuators and pre/post fader switch for both sends
  • CV and attenuator for PAN
  • fader
  • MUTE +SOLO in place +PFL as latching buttons + LED

Group module

G – Group

  • switching stereo group output for both return signals and any connected channel
  • mono outputs for both 2 sends that sum all incoming audio routed from the connected
  • channels
  • stereo inputs for both of the 2 returns
  • stereo VCAs with attenuators for both of the 2 returns
  • fader
  • MUTE + PFL latching buttons with LED and solo in place SAFE switch with LED

Master module M – Master

  • stereo main output
  • 1x 1/8? stereo input with volume control and PFL latching button with LED
  • 1x 1/8? stereo output for headphones with volume and blend between main and PFL signals
  • 2×5 stereo LED VU meter
  • master fader

Pricing and Availability

Frap Tools’ CGM mixer modules will be available in July 2016 and can be pre-ordered at Frap.Tools’ website.

The single-module prices are as follows:

  • CGM – Channel – 199 EUR / USD
  • CGM – Group – 199 EUR / USD
  • CGM – Master – 149 EUR / USD

System prices (all based on PLUS modular-modular case and SILTA powered, with power brick):

42HP CGM systems based on PLUS and SILTA powered

  • System 411s – 1369,00 EUR / USD
  • System 510s – 1399,00 EUR / USD

84HP CGM systems based on PLUS and SILTA powered

  • System 841s, 931s and 1021s – 2599,00 EUR / USD 


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