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New Shakmat eurorack: Unique perspectives on quadrophony, stereophony, preset manager Modular Synthesizers
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New Shakmat eurorack: Unique perspectives on quadrophony, stereophony, preset manager

So here's 4 new modules from Shakmat's founder and designer François:

"Harlequin's Context"
Gigging with a modular? The sound is there, but you'd have to bring a large synth, with pre-patched settings to be able to play longer, varied sets, right? Well, this module offers a modulation functions (offsets, LFOs, randoms, envelopes), in 4 times 4 neatly organized scenes, which of course can be modulated. François calls it a 4/4/4 Preset Programmer.
Old 2 weeks ago
So.... here's two modules that can be used to turn a regular eurorack setup into a quadrophonic one!
First the Aeolus Seeds; it has a fully analogue signal path controlled by digital controls. It was developed to be used in a presentation at S.A.T. in Montreal, Canada, with a dome video projection. Apart from quadrophonic functions it can be used for vector synthesis (combining up to 4 audio sources into the Sum output). There's also a CV out that can be used to control other processes with the vector angle or the distance from the center.

The Aeolus Mixer ("Aeolus" translates in ancient greek as "winds") is a utility mixer to use up to three quadrophonic signals into a quadrophonic output. It also has two stereo inputs and is capable of delivering a 5.1 format mix with cener and sum outputs.

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Gemini's Path was designed by François as the stereo version of the Aeolus Seeds: A stereo dynamics mixer and processor with everything useful for stereo signals: Here too the signal path is analogue with digital control. It has an audio to trigger converter and offers a number of different processing options:
Old 2 weeks ago
Then, last but not least, Shakmat enters the 1U formfactor market. Their modules are both Intellijel as well as Pulp Logic compatible.
There's the Tessitura Tailor, a 5 octave spanning transposer (-2 to +2)
The Time Apprentice has 2 independent clock dividers (divisions ranging from 1-8 and 1-128 in eight steps each)
The Dual VCA is a..... dual VCA. It uses low noise THAT Corp voltage controlled gain elements
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