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Qu-Bit Electronix revealed three new modules at NAMM this weekend: Prism, Chord, and Bloom. Prism is a three-dimensional stereo signal processor, with the standard low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass filter options available, as well as control over the comb filter, resonance, and time, and the ability to freeze and decimate your inputs, and change modes on the fly. Prism is loaded with a variety of DSP effects that are mapped to a 3-D space, as indicated on the geometric panel graphic and LED arrangement in the center of the module. Prism is due out in March 2019. In May, we see...

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The masters of the micro-module, 2hp, have just announced four new modules, set to release one module a month from February to May. The first to drop is DC, a DC offset generator with three ranged DC outputs for 0-5v, 0-10v, and -5v to +5v. March's module release is Bell, a physical modelling voice with based on percussive bell sounds, much like Pluck's physical modelling voice is based on Karplus-Strong string synthesis. April marks the release of Grain, which might be the world's tiniest granular processor module, with density, mix, and 1v/octave tracking.  Finally, in May, 2hp will be releasing Sine,...

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Going against the current trend of micro- / µ-sized modules, Intellijel unveiled their two newest offerings, Scales and Steppy. Scales is an 8hp update to the ever-useful µScale quantizer, which was quietly phased out of production prior to the announcement of Scales. In addition to the 2hp boost in size and expanded dual quantizer functionality, Scales also contains an 128-step SH-101-style sequencer with storage for up to 35 programmable sequences.   Like Scales, Steppy is an update to their µStep sequencer, expanded to 8hp, or the width of two µSteps side-by-side, making the Steppy much more playable than its tiny predecessor. Playability is at the...

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