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Author Noise Engineering 2019 Modules
spinalbeatz
Taken from the NE Blog:

NAMM, as we all know, stands for Newly Announced aMazing Modules, so of course we’ll be there showing off some soon-to-be-released toys! But of course, before we offer a preview there, we figured we’d give you a preview of the preview. Meta preview! Get ready.

Spoiler: Panels here are not retail-ready panels! Price and release dates TBA on all, but we’re aiming for Q1 2019 for all these puppies.

SINC BUCINA



Remember Sinclastic Empulatrix? It was one of our first modules. We’re now proud to announce the sequel, Sinc Bucina. Based around a VCA/VCF combo, its internal envelope can be pinged via the appropriately named Ping input for classic lowpass gate action. It also features an updated version of SE’s slew, that can function as a simple ASR envelope with a gate input, or smooth out stepped signals like a traditional slew. Its internal filter offers 6db and 12db filter slopes. Trust us: it sounds awesome.

4 hp

FRACTIO SOLUM



Need to divide a clock? How about multiply? FS has you covered. Offering a huge variety of clock divisions and multiplications in an intuitive interface, FS can handle any clock you throw at it (except a real one, that’s not recommended).

4 hp

DISTORTION OF THE MONTH: BRING THE NOISE



Coming soon: the Distortion of the Month club! (ok, it’s not really a club, but feel free to collect them all!) We’ll be releasing a new distortion module each month for part of 2019. At NAMM, we’ll be showing one of our favorites: three separate distortions in 4 hp! The three analog distortion circuits were carefully designed to sound great routed in series. Internally, they’re normalled together for mangling of epic proportions. But of course, each distortion circuit has a separate in and out for freedom of processing and routing, because what’s the point of modular if you can’t patch it?

Full lineup TBA; TR 4 hp, others to vary

THE BIG KAHUNA: CURSUS ITERITAS PERCIDO



Following in the footsteps of the Loquelic Iteritas Percido, we’re continuing the Percido line with the Cursus Iteritas Percido. Our largest module to date, CIP takes the same concept of a freely routable, flexible and expressive envelope and implements it into the Cursus Iteritas sound engine. With even more performance and patch-oriented features (two words: Master. Blaster.), the CIP is a synthesis powerhouse to be reckoned with. You won’t want to miss this one.

24 hp
mdoudoroff
I’m quite surprised by the 4hp module dedicated to a single clock division/multiplication task. The key question is whether that CV-controlled r ratio parameter has any remarkable tricks up its sleeves!
starthief
Hmm, the lack of a bias knob, and perhaps a VCA/filter/both switch, on Sinc Bucina seems a bit limiting. The ears will tell, though!
Muse FTW
Can't wait for some sound demos of the Cursus and distortion modules.
cackland
Look forward to the demos also smile
Aaronautical001
The productivity of NE is off the charts, such an exciting manufacturer! looking forward to hearing some demos, especially the cursus.
coolshirtdotjpg
A distortion module every month?! I'm intrigued.
spinalbeatz
Aaronautical001 wrote:
The productivity of NE is off the charts, such an exciting manufacturer! looking forward to hearing some demos, especially the cursus.


Right? They're quickly becoming my favorite manufacturer.
teamhobson
Distortion module a month twisted SlayerBadger! Dead Banana
mdoudoroff
I’m a little sad to see the Variatic Erumption discontinued. It would benefit from a redesign—no need for its own clock, and both sides should be separately clockable—but otherwise what it does it does very well, and I’m not aware of anything else out there that really does what it does. I use mine frequently.
cg_funk
Awesome. Looking forward to demos of the Master Blaster. That thing looks like it eats smaller modules for dinner!
joskery
I am not sure why everyone isn't at the NE booth already eek! The new Cursus and the distortion seem mighty interesting.
turin horsey
very cool! those analog distortion modules are going to be great for pairing with their digital sounds
monoscan
I figured I’d dip my toe in the NE water with Loquelic Iteritas Percido and Basimilus Iteratis Alter, but this Cursus Iteritas Percido looks pretty fun too...
NoLegs
turin horsey wrote:
very cool! those analog distortion modules are going to be great for pairing with their digital sounds


I couldn't agree more - I love pairing NE modules with different distortions, really creates a nice sound.
spinalbeatz
joskery
behndy
always want everything NoiseEng puts out always ALWAYS.
spinalbeatz
Same. Terci Ruina sounds great. Need some more CIP demos!!
ZenitSar
spinalbeatz wrote:
Aaronautical001 wrote:
The productivity of NE is off the charts, such an exciting manufacturer! looking forward to hearing some demos, especially the cursus.


Right? They're quickly becoming my favorite manufacturer.


You have to admire their dedication and direction. I want to explore more of their toys when finances permit.
ZenitSar
turin horsey wrote:
very cool! those analog distortion modules are going to be great for pairing with their digital sounds


So true. Analog filters, delays, and fuzz/distortion etc. can do wonders when placed after digital stuff.

On the opposite end, I've got a friend who when playing guitar insists on a certain digital reverb pedal at the end of his pedal chain. Not a terrible sounding pedal, but close. I keep trying to communicate to him that he's degrading the otherwise pure analog sound, but it doesn't work. He is using a quality tube amp, so maybe it works out in the end, but my ears tell me it's a bad idea to put (most) digital effects after a quality analog signal. I'm talking audio path.
spinalbeatz


SINC BUCINA MSRP: $158

TERCI RUINA MSRP: $137

CURSUS ITERITAS PERCIDO MSRP: $595

More info here: https://www.noiseengineering.us/blog/2019/3/21/je6w69h2hcspap6exvo7i5e pi4e8gw?fbclid=IwAR2x6neyeILJY4NRRKxXdHwNaqM_uwqNhT_jMRktDKpX9TmMTLyb9 xVDZGo
SweetNuthin
Really excited for the Cursus Iteritas Percido.. i have the OG Cursus and its one of my favourite oscillator EVER..
I have a couple of question:
1. can the Percido do all the sounds the OG version does?
2. why it was decided to ditch the alto/bass/treble switch?
cg_funk
This CIP has attenuvertors on the Master Blaster signal path, but the module only takes positive 0-5V inputs according to the manual.... so it seems this doesn't totally make sense to me (obviously CIP is doing more). What does it do when you set the attenuvertors negative (CCW)? My BIA would just ignore any negative CV inputs.
noise-e
Glad to see the excitement around our new modules! I'll try to answer any questions that may come up.
SweetNuthin wrote:
Really excited for the Cursus Iteritas Percido.. i have the OG Cursus and its one of my favourite oscillator EVER..
I have a couple of question:
1. can the Percido do all the sounds the OG version does?
2. why it was decided to ditch the alto/bass/treble switch?

1. For the most part, yes! Tilt and Balance were combined as CIP was getting a bit ridiculous, but that's the only big difference. It won't be identical, but for the most part you'll be able to create the same sounds.
2. You'll notice the LIP doesn't have an octave switch either, the Percido oscillators just don't utilize them.

cg_funk wrote:
This CIP has attenuvertors on the Master Blaster signal path, but the module only takes positive 0-5V inputs according to the manual.... so it seems this doesn't totally make sense to me (obviously CIP is doing more). What does it do when you set the attenuvertors negative (CCW)? My BIA would just ignore any negative CV inputs.

The Master Blaster and envelope sends are completely internal. CIP also responds to 0v - +5v (and 0v - +8v for pitch), but the internal envelope can modulate a parameter positively or negatively. Technically, a similar type of modulation could be achieved with an envelope like the ramp mode on Pons Asinorum that rests at +5v and ducks to 0v when triggered.

Hope this helps!
--Markus
cg_funk
Wow this CIP sounds sooo cool! I can't wait to try it out in person.

Thanks for explaining how the internal envelopes are working over a wider range than the external ones.

So, I tried patching up a similar "master blaster" to my BIA, and it used basically ALL of the attenuvertors and half of the VCAs on my rack. For inputs to the BIA I had to offset and rescale my envelopes using 2 more VCAs (basically like how you were saying about that ducking CV). Wow is that a fun patch! Everything gets modulated all the time this way, it's awesome. I want a giant BIA module that has all that built in now.

In this configuration the "master" knob indeed does a lot sonically.
Also, getting a CIP would free up again all my attenuvertors and VCAs... ha ha.
Hovercraft
The next distortion module appears--Kith Ruina. Combination overdrive and three band EQ--functions are normalled, but can also be used separately. Less aggressive sounding than Terci, as per poorness--my spy @ synthplex.

NoLegs
Yeah, I saw another module on Instagram - Vox Digitalis. Some sort of sequencer or maybe quantizer?
versipellis
I just noticed that the CIP ditches the pot from the CI for an encoder like on the Manis. That's probably why the octave switch was dropped.

To me, this makes it suboptimal as a melody/bass module for live performance and is one of the big reasons I sold my Manis - bumping the tuning knob leads to enough hand-induced drift that I can't afford a tuner module to retune live, especially with how big the CIP already is compared to the CI (if you don't expect to use every single modulation option). It really does seem like this was designed for atonal type sounds like percussion and.. Well.. Noise :p
Sync
mdoudoroff wrote:
I’m a little sad to see the Variatic Erumption discontinued. It would benefit from a redesign—no need for its own clock, and both sides should be separately clockable—but otherwise what it does it does very well, and I’m not aware of anything else out there that really does what it does. I use mine frequently.


Just saw this-- I would agree it could use a redesign. I was a bit disappointed in it, primarily due to the canned burst sequences it uses. I also have the Befaco Burst and it's speed-up/slow-down burst abilities I find far more interesting-- and in fact, it was that module that inspired me to get the Variatic-- as I was recognizing the value of burst streams and was looking for more options.

Not that the Variatic is useless, I use it and am keeping it for now at least, but yeah, I wish it was a little more flexible, or maybe just easier to use the features it does have.

Another thing I'm trying to figure out is the best way to trigger a burst in the context of a larger sequence, like when using a burst to be a fill that occurs on certain points in a sequence-- a smarter burst generator able to accept a sequencer clock and merge it with the burst, and also provide some way to select which incoming clock events should trigger the burst. Sure, I could use a separate trigger track to fire it, but such tracks can be in short supply and even in that case the desire to merge the trigger stream and burst into one still exists and would be nice if it didn't need additional external functions to accomplish.

An example of this sort of thing can be seen with the Knit Rider trigger sequencer. It'll do a 64 length sequence but it's divided in to 16 where each of the 16 has 4 sub-sequences. I've found the ability to treat these sub sequences as mini-bursts for flams, fills or other accents is really great. It's actually just the interface of the main vs sub-sequence triggers that does this, otherwise it's just a 64 step sequencer-- but the UI made it interesting and easy to insert extra triggers here and there between the primary notes.

So using the Knit Rider got me thinking about ways to use a burst generator as that between-primary-steps sequencing, but that could also provide some ability to CV the sub sequence independent of the primary sequence and other manipulations. And it can all be done, but it's not as convenient as it could be-- the ability to merge the burst pattern with a trigger sequence can be handled with an external mixer or logic or by just patching outputs together (something I don't really like to do), but having that ability built into a burst generator along with the ability to identify a subset of primary triggers that will fire a burst would be awesome.

The Befaco Burst can sort of do this with it's ability to randomize whether a burst fires when triggered or not-- adding some variation in when the trigger occurs and how often, albeit randomly. And that's interesting but better control where I could say, only fire the burst on every 8th trigger for example (with a built in clock divider), or even more powerful-- to be able to somehow specify that the burst should fire on the 1st, 5th and 12th trigger out of 16 or something like that. I'm not sure what the UI should be for that, but I think it could be worth thinking about. Essentially, thinking of a burst generator as a sequencer-enhancer or something that can take a simple fixed clock and make a more sophisticated trigger sequencer out of it by inserting bursts at key points.

So certainly the Variatic could use some more thought to make it easier to use-- maybe others have recognized that too and NE is working on something?
base615
I am absolutely loving Sinc Bucina. Feeding it both pings and gates is my new favourite thing in modular. Best 4HP I've used in a while.
radin
The tuning knob on the CIP is set to fine. For course adjustment you need to push the knob in and turn so a bump to the tuning knob will not knock it out of tune.

versipellis wrote:
I just noticed that the CIP ditches the pot from the CI for an encoder like on the Manis. That's probably why the octave switch was dropped.

To me, this makes it suboptimal as a melody/bass module for live performance and is one of the big reasons I sold my Manis - bumping the tuning knob leads to enough hand-induced drift that I can't afford a tuner module to retune live, especially with how big the CIP already is compared to the CI (if you don't expect to use every single modulation option). It really does seem like this was designed for atonal type sounds like percussion and.. Well.. Noise :p
lordymosh
Does anyone know where I can get a Terci Ruina in Europe? I checked the sites on the modular grid page but its not in any of them.
NoLegs
Quick patch with the Sinc Bucina. Running an Erica Synths Fusion VCO2 into it.

lionel
No news, or price for the FRACTIO SOLUM ?
Severed head
needle scaler?
BlinkyLights
I have the Befaco Burst, and love it, but was also looking at the Variatic Eruption recently as well because some of the features seemed interesting, like programmable burst patterns.

Does it not work that well? What is it that you don't like about using it?

Thanks.

Sync wrote:
mdoudoroff wrote:
I’m a little sad to see the Variatic Erumption discontinued. It would benefit from a redesign—no need for its own clock, and both sides should be separately clockable—but otherwise what it does it does very well, and I’m not aware of anything else out there that really does what it does. I use mine frequently.


Just saw this-- I would agree it could use a redesign. I was a bit disappointed in it, primarily due to the canned burst sequences it uses. I also have the Befaco Burst and it's speed-up/slow-down burst abilities I find far more interesting-- and in fact, it was that module that inspired me to get the Variatic-- as I was recognizing the value of burst streams and was looking for more options.

Not that the Variatic is useless, I use it and am keeping it for now at least, but yeah, I wish it was a little more flexible, or maybe just easier to use the features it does have.

Another thing I'm trying to figure out is the best way to trigger a burst in the context of a larger sequence, like when using a burst to be a fill that occurs on certain points in a sequence-- a smarter burst generator able to accept a sequencer clock and merge it with the burst, and also provide some way to select which incoming clock events should trigger the burst. Sure, I could use a separate trigger track to fire it, but such tracks can be in short supply and even in that case the desire to merge the trigger stream and burst into one still exists and would be nice if it didn't need additional external functions to accomplish.

An example of this sort of thing can be seen with the Knit Rider trigger sequencer. It'll do a 64 length sequence but it's divided in to 16 where each of the 16 has 4 sub-sequences. I've found the ability to treat these sub sequences as mini-bursts for flams, fills or other accents is really great. It's actually just the interface of the main vs sub-sequence triggers that does this, otherwise it's just a 64 step sequencer-- but the UI made it interesting and easy to insert extra triggers here and there between the primary notes.

So using the Knit Rider got me thinking about ways to use a burst generator as that between-primary-steps sequencing, but that could also provide some ability to CV the sub sequence independent of the primary sequence and other manipulations. And it can all be done, but it's not as convenient as it could be-- the ability to merge the burst pattern with a trigger sequence can be handled with an external mixer or logic or by just patching outputs together (something I don't really like to do), but having that ability built into a burst generator along with the ability to identify a subset of primary triggers that will fire a burst would be awesome.

The Befaco Burst can sort of do this with it's ability to randomize whether a burst fires when triggered or not-- adding some variation in when the trigger occurs and how often, albeit randomly. And that's interesting but better control where I could say, only fire the burst on every 8th trigger for example (with a built in clock divider), or even more powerful-- to be able to somehow specify that the burst should fire on the 1st, 5th and 12th trigger out of 16 or something like that. I'm not sure what the UI should be for that, but I think it could be worth thinking about. Essentially, thinking of a burst generator as a sequencer-enhancer or something that can take a simple fixed clock and make a more sophisticated trigger sequencer out of it by inserting bursts at key points.

So certainly the Variatic could use some more thought to make it easier to use-- maybe others have recognized that too and NE is working on something?
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