The Power of 1U!

I recently looked back over last year and realized I found the 1U format even more valuable as time went on.  I did so not just by acquiring 1U tiles from Erthenvar and Pulplogic, but also by creating some of my own and modding others.  From the first drum machine in 1U to the first Oscilliscope in 1U, I found ways to maximize this small format.  I am excited to move forward with promoting and inventing in this format!

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Custom Sequencer 1 with added inputs.

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This is one of the best Sequencers in euro today.  I really love the repeats and ratchets, but I sometimes screw up the timing when pressing the buttons manually to activate them.  I decided to add the feature to the hardware and also give it a new look in black face.  Almost looks a little Elektron like don’t you think?  If you are interested in finding out more info on this sequencer, please check out the manufacturer’s product page here: http://www.audiodamage.com/hardware/product.php?pid=ADM06

Custom Black panel for Z-DSP & Z-Card holders now back in stock.

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Seems more cards are getting released these days so I thought since they seem to be all black and I am seeing more demand for black panels that it would only make sense to make a dedicated black panel with a double card holder. I have the kits available now.

More info here: http://www.ninstrument.com/?page_id=1626

Also updated quantities on the regular card holders. These are slightly redesigned with a bigger opening for easier access. 2HP holds 5 cards. 4HP holds 10.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST RUN, so get em’ while there still here.
I will not be making anymore.

SW Tractor Beam 12 eurorack module, May the Force be with you!

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It’s not every year we get a new Star Wars movie and considering how much the first ones influenced me I had to do something to show my appreciation.  I borrowed the electronics from the ‘Sounds of Star Wars’ book and added a backlight to the LCD screen and CV controls for the buttons.  So, every time I want to feel like a kid I can patch away!

Includes 256 sounds from the first six movies.  Plenty for me to get the FORCE on:)

Korg Kaossilator 2s eurorack module

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If you know how much I like the Korg MKP2s then you would think it just would be a matter of time before I would get around to euromodding a Kaossilator!  I honestly do not know what took me soooo long.  I guess I thought I would not need a dedicated phrase synth in my eurorack.  But after playing with it for only a few minutes I found the acoustic instruments very pleasing and flexible to use.  I thought having CV control over the play function would be great and keeping it fairly small at 20HP would work too.

Dr.Rhythm DR-55 1U tile drum machine

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Might just be one of the smallest drum machines on the planet!  Continuing along in our early drum machines theme is the Dr.Rhythm DR-55.  This is based on the D-4 chip from Jan Ostman.  More info on his chip is located here:  https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/release-for-the-dsp-d4-drumchip/

If you are a eurorack modular enthusiast and have run out of 3U room, this tile makes it easier than ever to add some old school percussion to your rack. 

Rhythm TR-727 Eurorack module

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Do you remember some of the cool unusual drum machines from the 80′s?  The TR-727 was one of the unusual ones as it featured primarily Latin percussion sounds like Bongo’s and Maracas.  Jan Ostman has made a recreation of those sounds and built them into a chip.  More info here:  https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/the-dsp-l8-pcm-latin-percus sions/

I designed a 10HP eurorack module that accepts his chips and tried to bring back a little aesthetic flair from the design of those early drum machines. 

E-mu Systems SP-12/Drumulator Eurorack module

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*** UPDATE ***      The first run is shipping now!

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Jan over at DSP Synthesizers has created an emulation of the classic SP-12 and Drumulator from E-mu Systems and put it on a single chip. His original project is located here:
https://janostman.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/order-the-dsp-d8-pcm-drum-synth-chip/

Seeing this made me long for the older 80′s drum machines and I knew it would also be nice if I could get this into my eurorack using the least amount of space(HP) as possible. Well, getting 8 vintage percussion sounds into 10HP works for me!