Frequency Central has today released Product, a new pre-patched synth voice for Eurorack. It features an VCO, VCF, envelope (ADSR), LFO and VCA with additional modulation possibilities (PWM, soft & hard sync, FM…) in one single module.
Product is a full featured modular synthesiser which you can use without patching. Or you can use it as the heart of your modular system. Each component part is fully modular, but also features pre-patched normalised signal paths for fast set up of new and exciting sounds. Product features a motherboard on which all pots, switches and sockets are mounted, this is also where the pre-patched normalising happens.
So the onboard LFO is available for both FM and PWM of the VCO. The three VCO waveforms are available at the three VCF signal inputs. 1V/oct input, LFO and ADSR are available at the three VCF signal inputs. By some cunning switching, the VCA can be operated by either ADSR or gate input, alternatively it can be set to drone position. Also available are signal outputs from the LFO and noise generator. All pre-patched connections can be broken simply by inserting a jack into the relevant socket.
To simplify the building process, there are three daughterboards that plug into the Product motherboard: VCO daughterboard, VCF/VCA daughterboard, and ADSR/noise daughterboard. First you can build and calibrate the VCO daughterboard, plug it into the Product motherboard, get it running and have some fun with it. Then build the VCF/VCA daughterboard, and add it to you expanding modular synthesiser. Finally build the ADSR/noise daughterboard, and your synth is complete. The other advantage of building your synth this way, is that it’s really easy to replace one section if you just can’t get it to work.
Frequency Central Product is available both fully assembled (£295 GBP) and as a PCB/panel set for £75 GBP.
More information here: Frequency Central