NYC Modular Fair was a blast!

Well I had a great time at the NYC Modular Fair recently. Loads of manufactures, dealers, and musicians all came out and made some noise and got the chance to check out what is coming up. Looks like the electronic music community is continuing to explode! Highlight for me were the new Polygamist Synth from Knas, the Snazzy FX ARDcore, and of course the Buchla Music Box. I’m also really excited to get to spend some more time with the Pittsburgh Modular Foundation. It looks like a great starting point for someone excited to get into modulars.

We just got some Snazzy FX ARDcore’s in stock but they won’t last long so you might want to order two at once.

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Hello, Der Oto!

There is a fantastic new update for any Oto Biscuit owners out there – if you were on the fence about getting one, this should certainly shove you over! For those of you unfamiliar with the Biscuit, it’s an innovative effects processor that combines 8-bit converters and digital processing with analog resonant filters. It’s pretty amazing at transforming anything fed through it, into something much richer, crunchier and far more interesting. Since the hardware was released there have been a number of firmware updates that have added additional functionality, like more effect types to existing devices (at no extra cost!).

The latest firmware update, called “Der OTO,” has expanded the Biscuit from an effects processor into a full fledged two oscillator Monosynth with 16 step sequencer. Here is a nice video from OTO showing off some of the sounds you can get out of this update:

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