Noise Engineering new modules Melotus Versio & Vice Virga, and Lacrima firmware

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Noise Engineering gives us new Versio firmware to explore with Melotus, a rich grain delay, & Lacrima a unique auto-wah processor plus Vice Virga is out now.

It’s the big Noise Engineering day with three big releases. On the one hand, the excellent Versio platform gets two very exciting additions from which existing customers can also benefit.

On the other hand, there is a new interesting standalone module.

Noise Engineering Melotus Versio

Melotus Versio

With the Versio modules, Noise Engineering has created very mighty modules based on the Daisy open-source technology. The core and the front panel layout of the Versio modules are the same. The only significant difference is the flashed firmware. But they can be easily exchanged with a USB cable and the editor in the web browser. So you don’t have one but several firmwares that you can try. And new ones are constantly being added.

Melotus Versio is a new firmware that Noise Engineering even turned into a module. It is a CV-controllable hands-on granular processor that can create rich stereo textures. It can be everything from a grain delay to a completely experimental texturizer with a handful of good front panel parameters.

Among other things, the engine offers a lowpass/highpass filter combo for haunting shimmers and subharmonics as well as a grain freezer. It’s not just a texturizer but is also capable of generating rhythmic effects thanks to triggering/gate and clock options. And of course, existing Versio module users can infuse the new firmware for free.

Lacrima Versio

Lacrima Versio is the second Versio release. This hasn’t been made into a module of its own. It’s Noise Engineering’s experimental take on an auto-wah effect processor. It offers an envelope follower patched into a resonant multimode filter with a morphing option. Then, you get a pre-or post filter distortion or both together for some crazy results. It also has width and motion control with audio rate modulation and more.

Two very special firmware releases. If you are a user of a Versio, it feels like Christmas in October. You get powerful new effect processors for your rack without buying anything.

Vice Virga

In addition to the amazing Versio releases, Noise Engineering also released a “standalone” module. Vice Verga is a new creative sequential switch with 8 channels. It has 8 inputs and 8 outputs with manual, trigger, and CV control. Plus the ability to split them into different groups. So it can be the classic 8-channel switcher but also a 2x 4 or 4×2 channel switcher.

Vice Verga has multiple switching directions, built-in randomization as well as other clever functions.

The new Noise Engineering modules Melotus Versio and Vice Virga are shipping this week. Melotus Version costs $350 USD and Vice Verga $199 USD. Both new Versio firmware releases are available as a free download for existing Verso users.

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  1. > Noise Engineering has created a very mighty open-source platform

    Don’t spread misinformation please. They are using an open platform (Daisy), but haven’t released a single line of code from their modules. So they haven’t created anything open source.

    • Versio is based on the Daisy platform, yes, I should write it different sorry. JFI: I didn’t have the intention to spread “misinformation, so no plan to turn the world upside down, cheers 😉

  2. Sorry if was too harsh! It’s worth noting that they did release integration code (describing how Daisy is configured) for running user patches and there have been 2-3 user firmwares made so far.

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