Sunday, July 23, 2017

Transistor-80 Analog Percussion Module Eurorack Demo #1

The Transistor-80 is an analog percussion module I designed as a lo-fi incarnation of those transistor-based CR- DR- and TRs from the circa 1980 era. It is thump-y, hiss-y, and it has those click-y pops and bacon sizzle sounds. Sports 3 sounds: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, and Hats. Bass has a tone control that controls the amount of sub frequency (you may hear a slight boom if you're wearing headphones) the other two sounds have decay controls. It has individual volume knobs for each sound, and a single output jack for the mix. In this video I am feeding trigger gates from the Malekko Varigate 4, and recording output directly to Tascam DR-5.

If you're interested in hearing more check out a track on Soundcloud I made using the Transistor-80. https://soundcloud.com/gstormelectro/transistor-80

More modules will be built completely by hand in small numbers, including PCB and face plate. Further details and availability can be found on Modular Grid https://www.modulargrid.net/e/other-unknown-transistor-80.

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