Low-Gain Electronics introduces 4U Synth Panels at Knobcon 2023

We caught up with Logan Erickson of Low-Gain Electronics, who introduced a variety of new gear at Knobcon 2023. The event held September 8-10, 2023 in the Chicago area.

Low-Gain highlights were a pair of 4U synth panels, Elements of Melody and Sequence of Events. The format is Serge-inspired, but the designs are Erickson’s.

The Elements of Melody brings together a collection of modular functions “focused on voicing”. This includes:

  • Tri-Core VCO
  • Tri-Core VCO
  • Triple Waveshaper
  • Dual Processor
  • ’73 Filter
  • R7 Envelope Generator
  • Smooth Stepped Generator
  • Dual AM / RM
  • Pots & Pans

The Sequence of Events focuses on sequencing, routing and CV processing, and includes the following modular functions:

  • Gate Sequencer
  • Discrete Programmable Sequencer (4 stage)
  • Bi-Directional Router
  • Discrete Programmable Sequencer (4 stage)
  • Sequential Switch
  • Dual Slopes Compact

The two panels will be available built-to-order, with a 3-6 week lead time, and also as DIY projects.

Low-Gain was also showing several varieties of matrix mixers, including their Passive Matrix Mixer, which you could build at one of Knobcon’s DIY workshops, and several larger mixers.

In the last few years, Erickson has built up a complete line of Low-Gain 4U modules, in addition to Euro-format and standalone mixers and utility modules. Details are available at the Low-Gain website.


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