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The crew over at Make Noise have recently published the first issue of their own zine! Issue one, front and back image shown above with the module assembly diagram, features an interview with Tony Rolando about the QPAS, an interview with Evan Caminiti about his new Refraction EP from Make Noise Records, and an in-depth breakdown of former Chicagoan Peter Speer's infamous Voltage-Controlled Environment "Landline Blues" patch, which we've linked below. Check it out!     View this post on Instagram Patching a Black & Gold #sharedsystem Plus to recreate the iconic Touch-Tone sonic palette. . #modularsynth #eurorack #sounddesign #tbt...

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DivKid recently shared his "mega-tutorial" for the Make Noise QPAS filter, spending the better part of forty minutes covering the module's various inputs, outputs, and demonstrating a variety of ways to integrate its quad core, stereo filtering capabilities into your modular system. 

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Jimmy's picks: Teenage Engineering PO Modular - I personally love the idea of an increasingly affordable modular world. It has changed my life in such a positive manner, that making it more accessible for more people is a great thing in my eyes. Teenage Engineering achieves this goal by creating a really advanced line of systems, that doesn’t break the bank entirely. This gives an easier starting point for those wanting to get into modular synthesis, and in my opinion, only grows the need for cooler, stranger, wonkier boutique companies. Elektron Model : Samples - If you know me, then...

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This spring, Arturia is set to release it's newest synthesizer, the MicroFreak, which they are marketing as an "algorithmic synthesizer." In contrast to the "Brute" family of products–Minibrute, Microbrute, Matrixbrute, Drumbrute, and Rackbrute–the MicroFreak eschews most of the all-analog circuitry, mod and pitch wheels, and the black-and-white key-beds of its predecessors, and opts for something new and different.

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Teaming up with Dave Small of Catalyst Audio and Buchla artist consultant Todd Barton, Buchla has a officially entered the world of Eurorack with the introduction of Buchla subsidiary, Red Panel. Named after the legendary LSD-dipped red panel from Buchla's early history at San Francisco Tape Music Center, Red Panel expands upon Dave Small's Catalyst Audio module releases based on modules from the Buchla 100 Series, with the intention of making the legacy of Don Buchla and his synthesizer designs more affordable and accessible than they ever were in their original format. Several Red Panel modules were shown at NAMM...

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