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  1. Unlock the Power of Karplus-Strong Strings with the Dreadbox Antidote Eurorack Module

    Unlock the Power of Karplus-Strong Strings with the Dreadbox Antidote Eurorack Module

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  2. Unleashing Unique Drone Sounds with the Rare Waves Grendel DC-2 Drone Commander 2 - Black Panel Version

    The Rare Waves Grendel DC-2 Drone Commander 2 - Black Panel Version is a powerful eurorack module that combines the Main and Expander features of the earlier Grendel DC-2e system into a single 35HP wide module. The all-analog synth voice module features two VCOs, two VCFs, and two synchronized sawtooth LFOs, among other features. The DC-2 has been updated with increased dynamic range, less noise, and hotter audio outputs, and all 12 of its solid metal knobs double as push-pull switches for secondary functions. The module's extensive use of discrete transistor OTAs makes for a warm, dark, and unique tone.

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  3. Exploring the Versatility of the Dual Low Pass Gate: A Vactrol-Based Eurorack Module

    The article 'Exploring the Versatility of the Dual Low Pass Gate: A Vactrol-Based Eurorack Module' is a comprehensive examination of a two-channel vactrol-based low pass gate module. It showcases the module's unique CV circuit, which allows it to closely track incoming CV and remain silent when CV is at 0 volts. The dynamics control feature enables modulation of the module's response, resulting in different decay characteristics. The article also highlights the module's limited release series, hand-assembled in New York City, and its high-quality components, including hand-matched film capacitors and Vactrols. Visit the module's page on the shkrjn website for more information.

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  4. Exploring the Versatile Eurorack Module: Sinc Bucina by Noise Engineering

    The Noise Engineering Sinc Bucina is a highly versatile Eurorack module that offers a resonant low-pass VCF and VCA combo with a variable filter slope, RC envelope generator, and slew. It is a great sequel to the Sinclastic Empulatrix module. The module features a velocity-dependent Ping input for classic release-only LPG behavior and a Gate input that offers complex slewing for dynamic modulation. The Envelope Out allows the internal envelope to be routed out into a patch for even more versatility and modulation possibilities. Overall, the Sinc Bucina is a great addition to any Eurorack setup for producing creative electronic sounds.

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  5. Exploring the Dynamic Capabilities of Steady State Fate's Multi-Mode Low Pass Gate with Timbre Modifying Circuits

    The Steady State Gate by Steady State Fate is a unique and versatile multi-mode low pass gate with additional timbre modifying circuitries, including a wave folder, soft saturation overdrive, and QAOS resonance character modifier. It has 6dB/Oct bandpass, 6dB/Oct lowpass, and 12dB/Oct lowpass filter modes, as well as manual frequency cutoff and resonance control with CV input. The module also has a voltage controlled decay envelope tailored to the vactrol LPG response curve, and an excite input that conditions gates, triggers, and external envelopes to "pluck" the low pass gate with sensitivity to envelope attack up to about 50ms. It can be used as a standalone VCF or as a standalone VCA with high-end roll-off.

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  6. Exploring the Dual LPG Eurorack Module by DJ Thomas White: A Complete Review

    The article 'Exploring the Dual LPG Eurorack Module by DJ Thomas White: A Complete Review' provides a comprehensive review of the DJ Thomas White Dual LPG Eurorack Module. The module is described as a low-pass gate with a Euro format of 12hp width, and the full kit includes all necessary parts for assembly with individual bagging and labelling. The review covers the module's features, functionality, and sound quality, and the author concludes that it's an excellent addition to any modular setup.

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  7. Exploring the Creative Possibilities of the Abyss Devices LPG VCA Eurorack Module

    The Abyss Devices LPG VCA Eurorack module offers creative possibilities for sound sculpting with its dual passive LPG and vactrols in sockets. It comes with handmade vactrols made of carefully selected parts, which can be easily experimented with or DIYed by swapping them out of the sockets. The module also features a fall trimmer that controls the vactrol response curve and volume, allowing for a range of natural long vactrol response time to very short decay. Additionally, the module functions best with short triggers to produce a snappy sound, and an LED monitors the CV in socket signal. Inserting CV from LFO, ADSR, sequencers, and other sources into the CV in sockets allows it to be used as a VCA. Finally, the module has no power consumption and a muted output when no CV in signal is present.

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  8. Exploring Sound Convergence: The Versatile Meridian Eurorack Module

    The article explores the Meridian Eurorack module, a versatile dual multimode filter array that offers users a wide range of options to shape and blend sounds. With four selectable filter types per side, four selectable filter modes per side, and additional effects including drive and phase shift, the Meridian allows for the creation of unique textures and sonic landscapes. The module's name conveys the idea of convergence and balance, while also emphasizing the separation and refinement of different sonic elements. It features independently adjustable cutoff, resonance, and contour parameters, as well as a ping function for dynamic control. The module can be used in serial or parallel routing configurations and can function as a stereo system or two independent mono channels. The article highlights the diverse filters available, including ladder, OTA, comb, and vocal formant, as well as the distinct phase shifter and drive effects. All key features can be modulated via CV inputs, allowing for customization and synchronization to tempo. Overall, the Meridian is designed for tweak-ability and performance, offering users a powerful tool for sound manipulation and exploration.

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  9. Diving Into The Pittsburgh Modular Dynamics Controller Bat: A Modern Low Pass Gate With a Variable Decay

    The Pittsburgh Modular Dynamics Controller Bat is a versatile low pass gate that works both as a resonant filter and a VCA. Its unique lowpass gate circuit mimics the natural characteristics of sounds and produces a more complex and organic sound. Unlike the original LPG, the Dynamics Controller Bat has a variable response time and resonance, making it completely controllable. The module is a modern reinterpretation of Don Buchla’s concept of the LPG and provides the best of both worlds - a natural and alive sound with sustain control.

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