Rack Extensions get Modular and Experimental

Ochen K’s A Series 1 & 2 Modular Synths

A Series 1

A Series 2

These little beasties have all kinds of potential for sound generation and modulation. Some may say this release is not for the uninitiated to the world of modular synthesis, but I would argue that it could actually serve as a great learning tool as well as sounding great. At $9.00 each, it’s a small investment for such a huge amount of sound design possibilities. Check them out here and here.

“The A-Series Modular Synth is the first fully modular synth for Reason, where you can design your synths however you want for whatever sound you can imagine. And because all the modules are mix-and-match, all those Reason effects and devices that you already have can go right inside your custom synth. The A-Series 1 is the first rack extension in series.”

Omino Offers wbl5515 For The Low, Low Price of Free

wbl5515

I’ll just let these guys speak for themselves. I will say it’s been interesting thus far, don’t expect soaring leads or lush pads :p.

“Omino.Com is pleased to present the WBL5515, a dual drone oscillator built using old semiconductor stock from the now-defunct Japanese company Yamanote Linear Y.K. 

The WBL5515’s A side uses a 1987 YL515 Triple-Loop oscillator configured in ring modulation mode. The B side uses the 1988 ‘515-B revision of the same chip, producing a slightly cleaner sound…

Tragically, or perhaps charmingly, some of the chip inventory is slightly static-damaged, and may crackle or produce excessive p-p voltage; a smoothing filter for each side is switchable on the rear-facing panel.

Two 9-volt batteries provide power. To replace the batteries, simply loosen the folded rear panel tabs, and ease the panel downwards until it can be safely rotated outwards. Replace only with matched battery pair from same package, red leads to positives.

The extant supply of YL515 TLOs is small. The WBL5515 is a hand assembled limited edition, subject to stock on hand. We hope you enjoy playing it as much as we have enjoyed soldering them together for you!”

You can get this one here.

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