UDO Super 6 Updated With MPE Support, Binaural PWM & More

UDO has released a new firmware for the Super 6 that adds MPE support, Binaural PWM and more.

Here’s what’s new in UDO Super 6 Firmware v0.52:

  • MPE Implementation – Implementation tested for ROLI and LinnStrument.
  • Delay Freeze – Pressing the foot switch holds the delay, new notes won’t be added
    to the delay loop, and the current contents will loop indefinitely. Works best with long delays and moderate levels of delay feedback.
  • Polyphonic LFO2 – 2 individual LFO modules that can be polyphonically modulated to have different frequencies for each of the 12 notes.
  • Binaural PWM
  • Plus “a wealth of additional features and improvements”.

Here’s an overview of the new features:

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Here’s a performance by Hazel Mills that uses the new features:

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Here are demos of using the Super 6 with ROLI and LinnStrument controllers:

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UDO Super 6 Firmware v0.52 is available now as a free download.

Here’s A Vintage Look At Kraftwerk, ‘The Future Of Music’, From 1975

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The BBC shared this vintage look at Kraftwerk from 1975, when they were the future of music.

The short video profiles Kraftwerk, and captures them doing a live performance of Autobahn. Watch closely and you’ll see them using some classic synths, like the Moog Minimoog and ARP Odyssey. But you’ll also see their custom drum controllers in action.

Video Summary:

Derek Cooper reports on Kraftwerk, a German pop group who are pioneers of a new kind of electronic music. Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Wolfgang Flür and Klaus Röder create and programme sounds at their Dusseldorf laboratory and recreate them on stage using a variety of synthesisers and bespoke electronic instruments.

Here, they perform an excerpt from their most popular track to date, “Autobahn”.

Originally broadcast 25 September, 1975.

How To Get Started With Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

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In this video, via Thomann Synthesizers, German synthesist Martha Bahr (aka Panic Girl) offers an introduction to how to get started with Eurorack modular synthesizers.

Bahr discusses selecting a case, building a collection of Eurorack modules, controlling your modular with a keyboard or sequencer, and performing with a modular system.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro & Overview
1:26 Case
2:52 Sound Sources (VCO)
5:39 Mixer modules
7:26 Audio Interface module
7:58 Filter (VCF)
11:11 Sequencer
13:10 Modulation (LFO)
13:40 VCA
14:39 Envelope
15:34 Interface modules
16:28 External Keyboard and Sequencer
16:57 Mult Module
17:20 Performance

Check out the video out and share your thoughts on getting started with Eurorack modular synths in the comments!

Eventide Misha Eurorack Module Now Available

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Eventide has announced that the Misha – a 28hp Eurorack instrument/sequencer that uses a unique, interval-based approach to playing and creating melodies – is now available.

The Misha can control and sequence other modules via MIDI or via 3 CV/Gate pairs.

Features:

  • Make sound three ways via MIDI, control voltage (with three independent gate/cv pairs) or outputting waveforms via the audio jack
  • External control templates for MIDI and QWERTY keyboards
  • 100 factory scales and additional slots for up to 100 user/custom scales (Scala support)
  • Tone row based sequencer inspired by the classic compositional technique used in serial music
  • Comprehensive control of sequence playback to easily manipulate and expand upon your musical ideas
  • Create rhythmic variations using clock division
  • Four user-assignable buttons
  • 18 user presets
  • CV inputs for external trigger/control sources
  • Clock input for syncing to external sources. User configurable PPQ settings
  • Audio output for internal oscillator
  • Polyphony via 3 CV outputs or MIDI
  • Micro-USB for easy firmware updates using Eventide Device Manager
  • Micro-SD card for saving/loading scales and settings

Here’s an in-depth demo from loopop’s Ziv Eliraz:

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Pricing and Availability

The Eventide Misha will be available now for $599 USD.

Cherry Audio Miniverse Modules Make The Moog Minimoog Modular For $39

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Cherry Audio and MRB have introduced the Miniverse Module Collection, an expansion of the Miniverse virtual instrument into 14 flexible modules for use with the Voltage Modular platform.

In a nutshell, the Miniverse Modules make the Moog Minimoog modular as a collection of modules for the Voltage Modular virtual synth platform. And it’s polyphonic!

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“It retains all the classic tone and mojo that made the original Mini great while freeing users of the fixed ‘hard-wired’ limitations of the original. Poly module versions are also included for up to 16-note polyphony, giving users the ability to design the ultimate Mini of their dreams.

The Miniverse Module Collection components have been expertly adapted to the modular workflow. Award-winning synth designer Mark Barton’s (MRB) proprietary DSP coding reproduces every sonic nuance, every curve, and every response of the audio based on the original hardware. In addition, polyphonic module versions of the oscillator, mixer, filter, glide, contour, and VCA sections are included for up to 16-voice polyphony via poly jacks.”

The 14 module Miniverse Module Collection includes:

  • Miniverse Oscillator and Poly Miniverse Oscillator modules super accurately replicate the famously brawny sounds of the original Mini.
  • Miniverse Filter and Poly Miniverse Filter are 24dB/oct, lowpass filters based on the famous transistor ladder filter.
  • Miniverse Glide and Poly Miniverse Glide modules allows notes to slide smoothly from one pitch to the next and Mini’s unique glide unique asymmetrical glide characteristics are accurately emulated.
  • Miniverse Mixer and Poly Miniverse Mixer are four-channel mixers, usable with audio or CV signals.
  • Miniverse Contour and Poly Miniverse Contour are ADS envelope generators used to dynamically shape note volume, filter cutoff, or any other voltage-controlled mod destination.
  • Miniverse Noise faithfully replicates the Mini’s noise section. It’s not apparent from the front panel, but the original instrument actually contains white, pink, and red noise generators.
  • Miniverse VCA and Poly Miniverse VCA replicate the unique mojo of the original Mini circuit. They are usable with audio or CV signals.
  • Miniverse A-440 module replicates the Mini’s unique tuning reference oscillator circuit.

Pricing and Availability

The Miniverse Module Collection is available now, with an introductory price of $39 (list $59). A 50% discount from the $39 price is available for customers who previously purchased the Miniverse instrument. For those new to the Voltage Modular platform, it’s fully compatible with our FREE Voltage Modular Nucleus Edition, with no operational limitations. A free seven-day demo of Miniverse Module Collection is also available. T