Eurorack-compatible analog synth modules: Capt’n Big-O, Mr. Phil Ter, and also BigEARS (birch ends for the NiftyCASE powered Eurorack case)
This is actually five news items for the price of two: 1. Cre8Audio has formed a partnership with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, and 2. three new co-developed products.
Capt’n Big-O is a14hp wide analog VCO module with wave-shaping, developed by Pittsburgh Modular. It features 100% true real actual not digital analog circuitry, “perfect for people who like or want to like massively big analog sounds.” Both of those apply to us – we like them and we want to like them. It’s capable of generating “everything from classic analog sonds to the more complex modern sounds that Pittsburgh Modular has become famous for.”
- Sine, square, saw, and triangle waveforms.
- A “fancy” wavefolder for any signal.
- Linear and exponential FM.
- Hard sync.
- Pulsewidth modulation.
- A “snazzy drive circuit,” meaning a 75X overdriven VCA that can also function as a regular VCA.
Mr. Phil Ter is a VCA, envelope generator, and filter. Cre8audio touts it as a super-rich and creamy-sounding transistor ladder filter in addition to being a VCA. It’s a 12hp synth without an oscillator – although it will self-oscillate if you turn up the resonance. Mr. Ter features a dual (fast or slow) envelope generator, plus there’s a “hidden 7-bit “easter egg” feature for a “steppy sample and hold effect.”
NiftyCASE BigEARS are birch ends for the NiftyCASE, capable of stacking two of Cre8audio’s Eurorack cases.