As eurorack and modular synthesizers gain wider use and acceptance with producers, some companies have begun making software to help us control these synths. CV Toolkit Mini does so from Max4Live.
Here's a really good performance video featuring 3 Arturia Keystep controllers, where we witness the arpeggiator, step sequencer and how it connects to devices via MIDI, USB and CV/GATE.
Videos of SSF & Erogenous Tones' GateStorm eurorack synth module are in the works. In the meantime, here's all the info you need to know at a glance for what this advanced gate generator can do.
Reaktor Blocks 1.2 introduces CV and MIDI connectivity for music hardware. Maschine, iPads, modular synths are all supported here.
Bastl Instruments have teamed up with Casper Electronics to create bitRanger, a patchable and portable analog synthesizer with flexible connectivity. Ideal for sonic exploration.
BASTL were at Superbooth 16 to show us an ingenious mechanical synth system they've designed that allows you to transform the signal from a modular system to power a motor that plays a guitar.
We were really impressed with the concept of Ribbon by Eowave earlier in 2016, and now we were able to get hands-on with this unique synth & controller.
This rather cool video, as featured on MatrixSynth, shows the Eowave Ribbon 2 being used with a Moog Sub Phatty & compact eurorack modular system. It's also a 12-bit synth & USB MIDI controller!
Roland are well and truly in the eurorack camp with their System-500 series of 5 modules. They've also been working on the A-01 which fits into the Boutqiue's keyboard and does a whole lot of control.
We’ve seen the teasers (which didn’t show many hints of the product in the works) and now Expressive E have released a video showing their new Touché expressive synth controller in action.
2014 gave us the Beatstep. 2015 was the year of the BeatStep Pro. And 2016? Arturia introduces a new portable USB MIDI keyboard controller with CV connectivity and step sequencing called KeyStep.
What do you get when you take some of the inspiration behind the Roland Boutique synths with a controller in mind? The A-01 hybrid MIDI / CV controller with an 8-bit synthesizer inside too.
Ever determined to make life easier for musicians using analog hardware in their modern studios, Elektron have released an Audio/CV split cable kit ideal for a bunch of workflows.
Engine, from Social Entropy, is a polyphonic hardware step sequencer for pattern-based music producers and performers. It's an easy way to create rhythmic and melodic patterns in a compact unit.
The BeatStep Pro has proven popular onstage and in the studio with contemporary artists. So, Arturia have decided to outline just how good this sequencer is in case you just didn't get it until now.