Qu-Bit Electronix introduces Nautilus stereo delay module for Eurorack inspired by sub-nautical communications.
Following in the footsteps of its Aurora spectral reverb, modular synth- maker Qu-Bit Electronix announces it is taking preorders for Nautilus — newly developed as a stereo delay consisting of eight unique delay lines that can be connected and synchronized in interesting ways to act as a complex delay network inspired by sub-nautical communications and their interaction with the environment while effectively creating a one-stop shop for all things delay and upholding its creator’s cutting-edge sound design standard with a clean, beautiful aesthetic.
Inspired by the ocean and oceanic exploration, Nautilus’ name is directly derived from the fictional submarine in iconic French writer Jules Verne’s timeless classic science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, so — much like said novel’s Captain Nemo — Nautilus’ ambitions are found in exploration, finding ways in which sound travels and interacts within the aquatic world. Ambitious as that may well sound, it is made tangible with Nautilus’ delay network design, formed from a multitude of delay lines and means to manipulate them. Thanks to an ability to have up to eight co-dependent delay lines — four per stereo channel — occurring simultaneously (with up to 20 seconds of audio each), as well as tempo-synced control over the spacing between the delays, Nautilus can use its sensors and dispersal functions to take a simple delay line into impossibly complex yet beautifully coherent cacophonies of sound. Each delay line — itself a single delay within the Nautilus network — has the ability to be reversed as well, courtesy of an incremental sensor reversal function.
Officially released on October 6, 2022, Nautilus is available to preorder from Qu-Bit Electronix’s network of distributors with an MSRP of $399.00 USD or directly via its dedicated webpage (which includes more in-depth information) here. (Note that with each Nautilus purchase, a portion of the proceeds will go towards ocean and coastal conservation through the Surfrider Foundation: )