Xaoc Devices Sarajewo & Katowice: two Euroack modules from Poland, a juicy fully-analog delay unit, and a stereo variable band isolator.
There are manufacturers of Eurorack modules in many countries. Numerous exciting music products are also developed and refined in beautiful Poland. One of these boutique Synthesizer manufacturers is Xaoc Devices, which has an exciting portfolio of analog and digital modules. Very intuitively designed and with a lot of character.
They have today published two new modules. Sarajewo a syncable analog delay, initially announced at Superbooth 2019, and Katowice, a stereo variable isolator, are now available.
Xaoc Devices Sarajewo 1984
Sarajewo is an all-analog delay module (12HP, skiff friendly) based on newly manufactured 4096-stage BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) chips. It features three delay taps with individual outputs, and sync via clock or tap tempo. Shorter delays with 20ms but also longer with up to 1560 milliseconds are possible.
Also, it incorporates an adjustable tilt filter in the feedback loop with external input. Voltage-controlled wet/dry (mix cv) gives you a lot of flexibility in the sound design. According to the developer, the module has a clean and warm analog sound with tons of character. Exactly what we expect from an analog delay.
Xaoc Devices Katowice 1978
Katowice (10HP, skiff friendly) is the second module and is a stereo variable band isolator. Marcin Łojek of Xaoc Devices says that it’s the first module in a series of upcoming stereo processing products. Katowice splits the stereo input signal into three bands (low, middle, high). Consequently, this allows you to mangle the signals not on an entire image but only a selected range of frequencies.
While the knobs and CV inputs define the center frequency and bandwidth of the mid-band, the low and high bands are automatically adjusted so that the sum of all three is a complete signal. Then, the module has high-quality VCA where the signals are passed through and their stereo outputs are available separately for further processing.
Further, you have a stereo mixdown on the module. Katowice has different areas of application in a modular setup: crossover network, parametric EQ, DJ-style kill filter, or for other band-selective applications. This includes multiband compression and stereo enhancement.
All in all, two very interesting modules especially Katowice could be super useful for advanced sound design projects.
The new Xaoc Devices are ready to ship. Sarajewo is available for 420€ and Katowice for 240€.
More information here: Xaoc Devices