Erica Synths Black Joystick2, a 8-channel multi-functional CV & sound source made for creative interactions with your modular system that can range from subtle changes to controlled chaos.
Everyone who works with Eurorack synthesizers, either as a composer or as a sound designer, appreciates the flexibility of these systems. A big advantage of this is that you don’t have to follow a fixed audio signal path. Everything is modular and you build your own. The same applies to modulations. Unlike in classic synthesizers, where you have a fixed number of modulators, you can expand these here as you wish.
Modulators that go beyond the classic LFO, envelope generator bring a lot of varied movement into the system. With its new Black Joystick2, Erica Synths shows a module that follows exactly this direction.
Erica Synths Black Joystick2
Black Joystick2 is a 8-channel multi-functional CV and sound source that includes a joystick, movement recorder, distinct LFO, and drone/noise oscillator. Each channel consists of an X and Y input. This means you can route four signals to the X and four others to the Y axis. By moving the joystick you can set up to 8 parameters in motion at the same time.
Great for very personalized, unpredictable modulations. Of course, it also a great tool with which you can send sounds into chaos and bring it back again in seconds. It gets even more interesting. Black Joystick2 has 4 motion record channels with which you can record these joystick movements. These can then be played as complex modulation. For me, it’s the big highlight of the module. BJ2 not only captures the X/Y pad movements, but it also records gate signals. These are available at two gate outputs.
Further, you have 2 gate outputs and built-in sine & random LFOs with adjustable frequency & amp. Black Joystick2 is also a powerful drone/noise oscillator that can be seen in action in the official video.
At first glance, the Black Joystick2 from Erica Synths is very tempting because it brings a lot of unpredictable movements into every setup. A great tool, especially to bring out new facets of your previous modules.
Erica Synths Black Joystick2 is available now for pre-order for 210€ + 21% VAT & shipping. The estimated shipping starts next Monday February 15, 2021.
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