Archive for November, 2023

NANO Modules Performance Mixer for Eurorack Modular Synthesizers Hands-On Demo

An overview of the NANO Modules Performance Mixer and EXP4 for Eurorack modular systems.

The Performance Mixer features individual Volume control for each channel, letting you adjust how loud each sound is in the mix. The mixer also has Panning, so you can place sounds in different parts of the stereo field.

There are 2 Auxiliary Sends on the mixer, which can be set to either PRE or POST VCA, allowing you to route channel signals to external effects. It also includes two Stereo Returns with their own volume controls. The mixer features Clickless Mute controls for each channel, making it easy to turn sounds on and off without changing volume settings.

The Cue bus is useful for setting up tracks before they go live, especially in live performances, or even for routing channels for external processing.

The mixer includes a Phone amplifier for direct monitoring of the main mix, the cue bus, or a blend of both. This makes the Performance Mixer a versatile tool for both live shows and studio work.

Each channel comes with a Knob Recording function. This enables you record and replay adjustments you make with the knobs. Additionally, the mixer has a Master Volume adjust for the main mix, giving you overall control of the output level.

The Expander 4 (EXP4) expands the Performance Mixer in the following ways:

  • Stereo Outputs for each channel.
  • CV over the MUTE function.
  • CV AUX for the Stereo Channels.

The Performance Mixer is available now for €575, and the Expander 4 is available for €115.


Synth Rig Presets for Zoom MS-70CDR Effects Pedal

LFO Store has introduced Synth Rig for the Zoom MS-70CDR, a collection of 50 presets tailored to synths and electronic music making.

The  Zoom MS-70CDR is a hardware multi-effects pedal that’s popular with synthesists because it offers a wide range of basic digital effects, it’s stereo, it’s cheap, and it’s built like a tank.

Synth Rig features a variety of soundsets:

  • Delays – modern, vintage, lo-fi, pattern, combo
  • Modulation FX – different choruses, flangers & detunes
  • Reverbs & spaces – clean, big, cave, plate, mangled, combo
  • Unique & combo effects

All synced FX are fixed to 120 BPM, but you can change BPM using the grey metal button on the pedal.

Synth Rig is available now for €15.


BLEASS introduces ‘Supercharged’ Arpeggiator for iOS, Mac + Windows

BLEASS has introduced Arpeggiator, a software arpeggiator that they say combines the inspirational power of a classic synth arpeggiator and supercharges it with modern features.

Developed in collaboration with top French producer Canblaster, BLEASS Arpeggiator’s capabilities extend far beyond the up-and-down monophonic patterns of old-school arpeggiators, with polyrhythms, polyphony, and a large collection of highly-configurable arpeggio patterns.

The plugin recognizes incoming performance controllers, and includes a pair of XY pads, a pair of advanced LFOs and BLEASS’ signature Motion Sequencer. These can modulate the arpeggiator’s parameters.

BLEASS Arpeggiator also offers a built-in sound generator. This is a “cut-down, yet great-sounding” FM synth that’s designed for creating bright, sweet and punchy sounds that work well arpeggiated. You can also use BLEASS Arpeggiator with MIDI synths.

BLEASS Arpeggiator is available now for desktop with an intro price of $29 (normally $39), while the iOS version is available for $9.99.