Cherry Audio Brings Moog-Inspired Rackmode Modules To Voltage Modular

Cherry Audio and MRB have introduced Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular, a set of effects, oscillators, and filters inspired by classic Moog rack-mounted signal processors from the ’70s and ‘80s.

Based on their previously introduced Rackmode Signal Processors, the new release brings these Moog-inspired modules to Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular virtual modular synth platform.

The modules include:

  • Rackmode 16 Channel Vocoder
  • Rackmode Vocal Source Oscillator
  • Rackmode Poly Vocal Source Oscillator
  • Rackmode Phaser
  • Rackmode Ring Modulator
  • Rackmode String Filter
  • Rackmode Frequency Shifter
  • Rackmode Ten Band Graphic EQ
  • Rackmode Three Band Parametric EQ

Pricing and Availability

The complete Rackmode Modules Collection for Voltage Modular is available now, with an introductory price of $69 USD (normally $99). The modules can also be purchased individually.

Synthesized Sounds of the Sea

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Synthesized Sounds of the Sea is a new album of electronic music, by synthesist Tomer Baruch, dedicated to creatures of the ocean.

Dolphins and eels, jellyfish and starfish each get their own sonic palette in this musical exploration of marine life. Recorded using vintage and modern analog synthesizers, the album is part of Baruch’s web project Animals and Synthesizers, expanding the musical snippets of Instagram into full length tracks.

You can preview the album below and order it via Bandcamp:

The LMN 3 – An Open-Source Teenage Engineering OP-1?

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Fundamental Frequency shared this in-depth look at LMN 3, described as “an open-source synth/sampler/sequencer/DAW-in-a-box”.

Some may see it as a DIY alternative to the Teenage Engineering OP-1, since it’s designed to be an all-in-one portable solution for music making.

The LMN-3 DAW is based on the Tracktion Engine, an open-source audio engine, and offers standard capabilities like recording, editing and mixing. The hardware platform is based on the Raspberry PI, a popular single-board computer design.

Topics covered:

00:00 – Introduction
00:31 – General Settings
00:55 – Tracks Screen Overview
01:42 – Plugins Screen Overview
02:06 – Drum Sampler Overview
02:28 – Step Sequencer Overview
03:19 – Drum Programming
04:11 – Sampler Overview
05:10 – Bass Sequencing
05:39 – Clip Cut/Paste
06:02 – 4OSC Synth Overview
07:24 – Adding Effects
08:07 – Recording
08:51 – Editing, Loop Controls, Saving, and Track Addition/Deletion
09:37 – Mixer Overview
10:19 – Pitch Bend
10:42 – Modifiers
11:20 – Project Rendering
11:31 – Implementation Overview

LMN 3 is an advanced DIY project. Details are available via Github.