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STRUCTURE v1.4 Firmware Released – Eurorack Visual Generator Module

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STRUCTURE by Erogenous Tones

STRUCTURE by Erogenous Tones is a visual generator module that is based inside on an OpenGL GLSL node based platform. STRUCTURE applies the concept of node formations to push visuals within the system. STRUCTURE includes a video input system that you can select between two formats, Composite video or LZX 1V RGB (with sync applied to the rear of the module). The Composite input does full-color decoding. The input video can be mixed through effects, with other generators, effected with audio, etc.  The input video can be NTSC or PAL, 480i.  STRUCTURE auto-detects and converts video inputs.

What raised my attention that supports 3D objects (Wavefront OBJ File). Looks like a place to run through all the 3D objects I have stored. STRUCTURE can also generate 3D graphics, animate properties of the 3D objects, and allow you to map and node type to the texture of the 3D objects (like video).

Erogenous Tones is an audio/video hardware and software company founded by Rick Burnett in 2015 to pursue his passions as an electrical engineer and musician. After being introduced to the eurorack modular format at Moogfest 2012, his interest was drawn towards participation in the modular community – leading him to collaborate with Andrew Morelli and Steady State Fate on his first modular offering ‘GateStorm’, an advanced gate generator module. The mission of Erogenous Tones is the continual development and production of interesting and novel eurorack module designs.

STRUCTURE v1.4 New Features:

  • CLIP NODE added (See STRUCTURE page for more details) 
  • QUICK adjustment added for NODE local time scaling
  • VID->EFX12->MIX added
  • VID->FBK->EFX added
  • XY->FB added
  • arotscale’ added to EFX for auto rotation (uses accumulator)
  • ‘fold’ added to FBK node, folds feedback back down
  • ‘wrap’ added to FBK node, feedback wraps back around (modulus)
  • CUE added to main FILE LIST, allows cueing up file changes (action)

STRUCTURE v1.4 Bug Fixes:

  • Settings were not restored properly from presets
  • VID zoom algorithm fixed
  • XY node rewritten, removes discontinuity and plus pixels
  • VIDEO in for PAL has rewritten runs at full PAL resolution now

INSTRUCTION ON LOADING FIRMWARE

Find the guidance on how to load the Firmware here.

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The DYSMETRIA DIY Kit: A Desktop and Eurorack Format Analog Groove Synthesizer

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The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a desktop and Eurorack format analog groove synthesizer. It’s a full voice analog modular groove synthesizer that can be used as a Desktop or Eurorack synthesizer. It comes along with a dedicated USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems!

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The DYSMETRIA DIY Kit is a limited number of kits full voice analog modular Groove Synthesizer in Desktop and Eurorack format. This limited number of kits allows you to have the same great experience in music-making with this amazing product. With this fantastic product, you’ll be able to have an awesome time making music with your friends and family. This great product is perfect for those who love music and want to share their passion with others.

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DYSMETRIA DIY Kit

The DYSMETRIA Diy Kit is a full-voice analog modular groove synthesizer that makes it easy for inexperienced DIYers to create amazing sounds. With two analog oscillators, voltage-controlled mixer, noise generator, voltage-controlled FM section, and two-pole resonant filter with lowpass and bandpass outputs, this synth is capable of creating a vast range of sounds.

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The 32-step sequencer with 3 modes (play, live, rec) and step-by-step recording lets you create complex rhythms and basslines with ease. The 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall. And with 15 patch points, the possibilities are virtually endless. All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, and the detailed instructions make assembly a breeze.

Great Way to Get Into Analog Synthesis

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great way to get into analog synthesis, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make their own music. The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups.

It’s the full voice and comes with a USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems. Plus, it’s a great way to get into analog synthesis if you’re new to the world of modular synthesis.

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups. It’s a full voice and comes with a USB to Eurorack power converter, so you can use it in both formats without any problems.

Plus, the 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall. And with 15 patch points, the possibilities are virtually endless. All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, so you can get started right away.

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Conclusion

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a full-voice analog modular groove synthesizer that makes it easy for inexperienced DIYers to create amazing sounds. It comes with two analog oscillators, a voltage-controlled mixer, a noise generator, a voltage-controlled FM section, and a two-pole resonant filter with lowpass and bandpass outputs. Plus, it has a 32-step sequencer with three modes and step-by-step recording.

The DYSMETRIA DIY kit is a great way to get into analog synthesis, and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to make their own music. It’s a great option if you’re looking for an analog groove synthesizer that you can use in both your desktop and Eurorack setups. Plus, the 16-user presets allow you to save your favorite sounds for quick recall.

All the components needed to complete the project are included in the kit, so you can get started right away. With the DYSMETRIA DIY kit, you’ll be able to create complex rhythms and basslines with ease.

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Signal Sounds Roundup May 2022

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Hello everyone. We’ve been on a Budhist retreat in a cave on the dark side of the Moon for the last two years and literally just returned to Earth today. Did we miss anything whilst we were gone? Anything exciting happen?

Signal Sounds Roundup May 2022

Now that we’re back, fully enlightened and settled in again we’ll endevour to make these mails more regular, keeping it short and sweet and hopefully giving you the best new synths and modules and a few interesting titbits we’ve seen on our travels over the internetz.

Superbooth

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Superbooth is the primary source of excitement in the modular and synth world at the moment, taking place in Berlin on Thursday 12th May through to Saturday.  Both myself and Aleks will be bothering every one of the 100+ companies exhibiting there to get the lowdown on what new delights they have for us.  We’ll do a round up afterwards but the best place to see regular updates would be on our Instagram page.

Ben DivKid

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Ben DivKid continued his mission to bring interesting and affordable modules to the world,  His last was with Stead State Fate (the wildly successful RNDStep) and this time around he returns to his first partners, Befacco, to bring us the Stereo Strip. 

It’s outrageously good value given that some companies charge more than £200 just for an Audio In and Out module – this one offers that feature (Eurorack or standard Line level, separately selectable for both in and out) PLUS a very high quality Stereo panner and EQ circuit.  It’s very funky and not very chunky given that it’s only 6hp.  The usual high quality video from Ben (above) is here if you need more convincing.

Look Mum No Computer 

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Look Mum No Computer has been a big figure on YouTube for a long time now and has a repuation for unusual large format 5U modular synths but has now taken those designs and succesfully transplanted them into Eurorack format.  The first (of many) module is an all analogue Oscialltor with built in visual Tuner (something rarely seen and since the demise of TipTop’s Z3000…almost impossible to find) and other performance oriented features like Octave Switches.  Almost sold out already, move quick if you need to get one.

Non Eurorack Stuff 

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Non Eurorack Stuff – still lots of interesting stuff happening outside of your rack, look out for some really, really good stuff from Polyend, Moog and Korg in particular and of course the new Dave Smith/Oberheim release, the OB-B8 which we’ll be elbowing people out of the way to get a shot of at the show.

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Signal Sounds Shop – if you’ve communicated with us over email in the last year you’ll have heard us moan about how long it’s taken to get the new place fully up and running after out move, however…..we have some final touches being applied to the showroom next week and after that we’ll be in a much better place to make a really inviting and comfortable place to enjoy synths and geek out in. There’s all the Eurorack you can eat plus a cross section of vintage synths, drum machines, mixers and effects to mess with. And a Beer Fridge.

New and Updated Stock

Just a few bits that are in stock now that are worth mentioning

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  • Tendrils Mutants MK2 – newly designed 3.5mm to 1/4″ Jack cables from Tendrils in their usual array of tasty colours
  • AJH Synth – Multii Burst. The fist batch of these sold out on teh first day, second batch are coming on Friday, don’t miss out on this new take on the Burst Genarator concept with adjustable attack and decay slopes for each pulse in the Burst group.
  • Random Source – Serge APNC has you covered for crossfading between complex audio and CV signals AND a Noise Source (Pink and White) too.
  • Cre8 Audio – Function Junction.  Cre8 have hooked up with Pittsburgh Modular and have some very exciting releases planned over the next few weeks.  Check out this very affordable and clever modulation source module for starters.  And wait until you see what else they have coming….it’s pretty damn fine.
  • Ziqal – Dimension Wavetable Processor. A really interesting new Wavetable Oscillator with some unique features (24 note polyphony and full Unison mode for starters), it was highly successful on Kickstarter and now gets a more general release for the rest of latecomers.
  • Acid Rain Technology – Constellation.  With a similar approach to Torso’s T-1 Euclidean Sequencer generator, this new module from Acid Rain has 8 channels of subtly interacting tracks giving endlessly interesting and unique pattern generation.

This little lot have show up over the last week or two:

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  • Massive Tendrils restock, Right Angled and Straight
  • Malekko sent us a nice selection of Varigate and the Quad series (criminally under-appreciated modules in our humble opinion)
  • UDO Synths – the Super 6 Desktop and Keyboard synths are back in both colours
  • Korg – ARP 2600 Anyone? Comes in a very cool suitcase with a Keystep style keyboard controller.
  • MiniKorg 700? Also comes in a ridiculously lavish case, this thing is a work of art.
  • Dreadbox – Desktop Polyphonic Analogue for just over £350? Yes please.
  • Michigan Synth Works have sent us….the works!
  • ALM made us Workout by unpacking a huge box of Pam’s, Squid and all their patch cables amongst other highly sought after bits
  • ADDAC also sent us a hefty big box of modules, we’ve got pretty much everything in stock at the moment.
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Transit Eurorack Mixing – The All-Analog Stereo Signal Processor with Dual Mono Channel Lanes and Ducking Input

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Looking for an all-analog stereo signal processor with dual mono channel lanes? Look no further than Transit Eurorack Mixing! This amazing eurorack module has two channels of audio with its own input gain control, mute button, and ducking input.

The Ducking input on each channel operates like traditional side-chaining on a compressor, allowing you to modulate the gain reduction of the audio with an external signal. Whether you’re looking to add some depth to your sound or create interesting effects, Transit is sure to be a valuable addition to your eurorack case!

Transit Eurorack Mixing

The Transit is a 6HP mixer with two stereo channels that is designed for use in Eurorack systems. It features a variety of mixing and performance-oriented functions, such as gain staging, ducking, and mutes.

The Transit is compact and easy to use, making it a great choice for small Eurorack systems. However, it is also capable of being used in larger systems, thanks to its robust construction and versatile feature set.

Mixer and More with A Small Footprint

All in all, Transit is a rather full features compact 6hp dual stereo channel lane eurorack formatted mixer that offers easy signal mixing, gain staging, ducking, and performance-oriented mutes.

Transit is just as at home in a small eurorack system as one Transit or several would be in a larger system. The build quality is excellent with a sturdy aluminum chassis and clear LED indicators. The audio quality is very good with low noise and distortion. The controls are well laid out and easy to use.

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Eurorack Module Transit

The Eurorack module Transit is a versatile tool for processing audio signals. It features two audio stereo (dual mono) channel lanes with an all-analog signal path. Each stereo channel lane has its own input gain control, mute button, and ducking input.

Ducking Input

The Ducking input on each channel operates like traditional side-chaining on a compressor where an input signal, CV, or Trigger input (i.e. LFO, Clock, Gate) modulates the gain reduction of the audio. This allows the Transit to be used for a wide range of applications, from simple level attenuation to complex audio processing.

Dedicated Output Section

In addition, the Transit includes a dedicated output section with level controls and an output mixer. This gives the user complete control over the processed signal, making the Transit an ideal solution for anyone looking for a high-quality audio processing tool.

Transit offers two different audio output options, each controlled by its own volume knob. The main stereo output is perfect for speakers or other external sound systems, while the 3.5mm headphone output is ideal for personal listening.

The headphone output is located on the front of the Transit for easy access, and the level control knob allows you to adjust the volume to your preferences.

Connect to the World and Eurorack Case

The Transit comes equipped with everything you need to get started making great-sounding music right away. Its all-analog signal path starts with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which has its own independent volume control knob.

From there, the signal travels to left and right stereo output, where it is controlled by a MASTER volume knob.

The Transit also features a built-in metronome, which is perfect for helping you keep time while you practice or play.

Controlled LEDs

The level of each stereo channel is indicated by LEDs that can be controlled digitally. The LEDs will illuminate in white, blue, or pink to show the level. When the mute is engaged, the LEDs will turn red.

There are also LEDs for the master and headphone levels that use the same color scheme. This allows for easy level indication without having to look at the actual levels. The colors make it easy to see at a glance which channels are muted or at what level they are set.

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Transit – The All-Analog Stereo Signal Processor with Dual Mono Channel Lanes and Ducking Input

As anyone who’s ever dealt with a finicky sound system knows, level indicators are essential for getting the perfect sound. That’s why the Transit is equipped with digitally-controlled LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) for each stereo channel lane. The LEDs use a white, blue, and pink color scheme to indicate level, making it easy to get the perfect sound.

And if you need to mute the sound completely, the Transit has you covered there too. The CH1 MUTE and/or CH2 MUTE buttons illuminate in red, so you can be sure that the sound is completely off. Meanwhile, MASTER and PHONES levels also have their own LEDs for level indication.

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