Combining different Eurorack modules creates endless creative possibilities for sound designers and enthusiasts. The Mosaic Four-Channel Mixer, Nonlinearcircuits Helvetica Scenario, ST Modular Alstaden, and Transient Modules 7J is one such innovative combination that unleashes new sonic dimensions in Eurorack builds.
The Mosaic Four-Channel Mixer is a perfect solution for blending signals together with DC-coupled inputs that work well with both audio and CV signals. It features four channel mixing capabilities, works well with both audio and CV signals and has a width of 14HP which makes it a perfect option for level controls across your system.
The Nonlinearcircuits Helvetica Scenario is a dual Sample & Hold (S&H) module with a voltage-controlled slew for each channel. It represents a dual chaos-driven S&H with VC slew, similar to the Buchla 265 Source of Uncertainty. However, its unique feature is that it uses chaos as a source rather than white noise and a 100Hz oscillator, making it an excellent choice for Eurorack builds.
The ST Modular Alstaden offers an analog waveshaping oscillator, wave-shaper, and VCA capabilities all in one module. It features five different waveforms, level sliders for individual waveforms, a CV input for pulse width modulation, and two voltage-controlled waveshapers for wavefolding. The SUBOCTAVE category has two stages of -1 and -2 octaves, and the TONE control feature allows for equalization of output.
The Transient Modules 7J is a compact joystick controller module with a manual gate generator onboard. The joystick can work as an attenuator or attenuverter with switch selectable unipolar or bipolar modes. With its continuously variable offset controls, the joystick offers fine tuning of voltage ranges independently, making it perfect for hands-on expression in Eurorack builds.
The innovative combination of these modules delivers endless creative possibilities for sound designers and musicians. The Mosaic Four-Channel Mixer ensures the blending of signals with both audio and CV inputs, while the Nonlinearcircuits Helvetica Scenario offers dual chaos-driven S&H with VC slew. Adding ST Modular Alstaden to the mix provides waveshaping oscillator, wave-shaper, and VCA capabilities, and the Transient Modules 7J offers a compact joystick controller module for hands-on expression. Together, these modules allow for the creation of new sonic dimensions in Eurorack builds.
If you're new to Eurorack and are looking to experiment with combining different modules to create a unique sound, here's a simple combination to try out. Start by using the MOSAIC four-channel mixer with DC-coupled inputs to blend together signals from the NONLINEAR CIRCUITS Helvetica Scenario oscillator module. This oscillator offers five different waveforms and CV controlled wave folding, making it a great source for creating a variety of sounds. To add even more control and expression, use the TRANSIENT MODULES 7J compact joystick as an attenuator or attenuverter for each axis. With the ability to adjust the X and Y outputs and even generate a manual gate, this joystick allows for hands-on expression and precise control over your sound.
Combine the Nonlinearcircuits Helvetica Scenario with the ST Modular Alstaden to create a unique sound source. Patch the output of the Alstaden into the chaos circuit clock input of the Helvetica Scenario and use the dual S&H to sample the output of the Alstaden, creating a constantly evolving and unpredictable waveform. Add some gentle CV modulation to the waveshaping parameters and use the 7J Joystick from Transient Modules to control the cutoff frequency of a low-pass filter in your system, giving you hands-on expression and control over the sound. Finally, blend everything together with the Mosaic Four Channel Mixer to create a complex and dynamic texture that can be used in a variety of musical contexts.
By combining the Mosaic Four Channel Mixer with the ST-MODULES Alstaden Analog Waveshaping Oscillator, you can create complex and unique textures in your Eurorack system. Use the Mosaic mixer to blend the five waveforms of the Alstaden oscillator and control the levels of each with the mixer's four inputs. The DC coupled inputs of the mixer allow for both audio and CV signal control, making it a perfect option for shaping the output of the Alstaden oscillator. The result is a harmonically rich and powerful sound, perfect for experimental electronic music production.