SOMA Illuminator enables you Control LED Lights with your Modular Synthesizer


Synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine shared this short demo of his first experiment with the new SOMA Illuminator, an eight-channel converter that turns Eurorack and analog CV signals into a voltage that can drive LEDs and LED strips, so you can control a light show in sync with your live performance.


Another demo, via SOMA’s Vlad Kreimer:

Illuminator is compatible with standard 12V LED strips that are widely available. LED strips are flexible and typically come with adhesive on the back, so they can be attached to your Eurorack case, synth stands, walls at the venue and more.

Illuminator can also run anything that accepts DC 12V, with a current up to 0.5A. You can hook up anything from motors, electromagnets to old-fashioned filament bulbs.

Illuminator accepts all types of CV signals, in the range from 3 to 20 volts. Each of the eight channels contains an individual trimmer pot that defines the sensitivity of the channel. It not only adjusts the optimal input range for connected CV sources, but it can also set the brightness of each LED strip. The default factory setting for all trimmer pots is made for the range of 5V, compatible with most gear out of the box.

CV signals can be connected to Illuminator using Eurorack mini-jacks or PULSAR-23-like pins and alligator clips. PSU DC IN and all outputs are standard DC sockets.

The SOMA Illuminator is available now for $144 or €137, excluding taxes, shipping, etc.



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