Noise Engineering’s New Ruina Versio and Electus Versio

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021
  • Time to read: 2 min.

New Ruina Versio and Electus Versio

Ruina Versio is a stereo distortion like you’ve never heard: it’s actually a stack of distortion, filtering, and mangling tools that can be rerouted and CV’d to completely destroy any sound you run through it — in a good way, of course. This is the first time that the infinifolder featured on oscillators like the BIA can be used to process external signals. Plus, there’s a Smoosh button and a DOOM knob. Doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

Ruina Versio – “Versatile destruction”

  • Ruina — from Latin: “Destruction”
  • Versio — from Latin: “Versatile”

Ruina Versio answers the age-old question: how many different types of distortion can we fit on a single module? The answer is a lot, as it turns out. Need a wavefolder? Noise Engineering got a wavefolder. Want some multiband distortion? Of course, you do! And that’s not even including the DOOM parameter! Noise Engineering also decided that Smoosh was a parameter we needed in our lives: press it and add 128dB of a drive. Yes, you read that right: 128dB. Why have SOME drive when you can have ALL the drive?

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Noise Engineering's New Ruina Versio and Electus Versio 3

Ruina isn’t the only new Versio: Noise Engineering announces Electus Versio, too. Electus isn’t its own module, but you can flash it onto any Versio module from the Customer Portal absolutely free, as usual.

Electus is the clocked companion to Desmodus, by popular request! Noise Engineering rethought the delay structure to allow for longer, more distorted, and more focussed tails that worked with time-syncing. It also has its own flavor, and Noise Engineering found ourselves switching back and forth between Desmodus and Electus when Noise Engineering wants some atmosphere in our patches.

Pricing and Availability

If you’re already a Versio owner, you can re-flash your current Versio into a Ruina right now at the NE Customer Portal. Want a dedicated Ruina Versio? Pre-order yours today. They start shipping on March 25, 2021.

Current Firmwares Lineup

Desmodus: Stereo synthetic tail-generator reverb designed for creating abstract, often infinite spaces
Imitor: Stereo in, stereo out 12-tap multimode delay with clock sync and tap tempo
Ampla: DSR-controlled stereo VCA/MMF gate and chorus
Electus: Not quite a reverb, not quite a delay: the clocked atmosphere generator you never knew you needed.
Ruina: Stereo distortion with wave folding, octivizing, phase shifting, multiband saturation, notch filtering, and DOOM.

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