Midweek Modular: DivKid Stereo Tape, Full Color Phaser, Blood Cells Audio and more


Midweek Modular

Source: Gear News

DivKid brings us a whole bunch of stereo quality channels, the Polychrome Phaser gets us all gooey, Blood Cells Audio gets versatile and more in Midweek Modular.

This Week’s Modular Guru DivKid releases its fourth module. The Stereo Strip offers interesting stereo processing, panning modulation, CV routing, and sassy distortion. Check it here.

Pittsburgh Modular takes a dark turn with a Filter of Crows, Dynamics Controller Bat and The Wolf Channel Strip. Check out these disturbing new modules here.

Erica Synths released a VCF/VCA combo that uses the new AS3109 chip to reproduce the sound of classic Roland filters found in the Jupiter and Juno series of synthesizers. Read about her gooey here. And also, tonight, I’m continuing my series of live Erica Synths EDU DIY build-alongs. I’m tackling the sequencer and you can have fun here.

We also saw the potential for foot control with the ADDAC system ADDAC311. It allows you to wire up to five expression pedals into your Eurorack for CV and gate control. Learn more here.

Midweek Modular Pieces

Here are some additional elements of modular freshness that I’m happy to highlight for this week’s Midweek Modular.

Audio Blood Cells 221.x2

The 221.x2 is a very versatile audio and CV mixer, attenuator and inverter. The module is divided into sections to highlight how it can be used. Although it is 4 channels in total, you can use it as two 2-1 mixers that can mix either audio or CV. You can of course mix all four channels and while you’re at it remove 1 and 2 separately.

Audio Blood Cells 221.x2

Audio Blood Cells 221.x2

Each of the two sections has a level control on each channel plus a +6dB gain knob on the output. Each channel can be reversed and you can toggle the direct outputs before or after processing and reversing. You’ll also find up to 6V of usable voltage available on channel 2 and 4 inputs when unpatched.

The layout is really nice with the patch bay at the bottom and all the mixing stuff going on above. You can also chain multiple 221.x2 modules together to form a larger mixing system.

I’ve always loved the Blood Cells Audio DOMIXX mixer and if that’s anything to go by, the 221.x2 should be excellent.

  • Blood Cells Audio website.
  • More Blood Cells Audio.

New XAOC modules

With Superbooth approaching, there will be plenty of hints and teases about new mods. XAOC told us in a teaser video that they have five new modules to show off.

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Something seems a bit vague to me, but XAOC never disappoints with interesting and complex modules. XAOC will be at stand Z420.

AMSynths Jupiter 4 VCO

The AM8400 JP-4 VCO has been a work in progress since 2018 and was originally released in late 2021. It has now been refined to add a dedicated 1v/oct step input and surface mount transistor array.

The AM8400 features the 555 timer chip used to generate the distinctive sounding sawtooth, square and pulse waveforms. It has a single output which also includes a switchable sub-oscillator. There are sliders for FM Modulation Depth and Pulse Width Modulation. Potentiometers and orange details give it a little air of Roland.

AMSynths AM8400

AMSynths AM8400

Although this series of VCOs immediately sold out, more will be available soon.

G-Storm Full Color Phaser

I appreciate a good Phaser and the Polychrome hits there. It is based on the 1970s Farfisa Polychrome 6-stage phaser. Although the Polychrome only has 4 of the 6 stages, it still sounds fantastic. You have four controls where FREQ sets the initial frequency of the phaser, RES sets the depth, RATE sets the speed of the internal LFO, and MOD AMT attenuates the incoming CV.

It sounds so meaty, spacious and throaty – nice!

Check the G-Store Electro Reverb for pricing and availability.

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