NEW KICK / BASS Drum from WMD, CRATER

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NEW KICK / BASS Drum from WMD, CRATER

Post by NastyNachos » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:53 pm

Hey Y'all, starting up a thread for Crater, our newest addition to our drum modules.

It's analog at heart, with an analog oscillator with pitch envelope, a nice, long decay circuit, and 1V/Oct tracking.  "Sustain" stage allows you to sequence with different gate lengths for longer kick sounds while keeping your decay constant.  3 Clipping modes, and Saturation CV give you the control you need to dial in the perfect amount of analog grit.

The Attack section is digital and gives you different timbres to layer on top of the analog bass section, letting you dial in those polished, layered kick drum sounds.

EDIT: Final panel image below!

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Here's a quick run through video!

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Check out the product page here: https://wmdevices.com/collections/euror ... cts/crater
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Post by BLX » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:58 pm

Mmm nice. Kick 2 Plugin in eurorack....
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Post by Sanys » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:44 pm

BLD-2 killer at half the price? :yay:

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Post by windspirit » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:31 pm

I quite like the digital click feature, its similar to on my tanzmaus but with cv control. Curious if the circuitry is inspired by a "classic" drum machine or meant to be completely on its own?

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Post by Bigwerm » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:39 pm

This looks great, will it be available with a silver panel?

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Post by Tonescape » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:37 am

Wow, Crater sounds really really good. One of the best kick modules I've heard.

Metron looks like a beast. Quite clever how you implemented CV with the Voltera addon modules.

How many Volteras can you connect to Metron?
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Post by RecycleYourPets » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:59 am

Tonescape wrote:Wow, Crater sounds really really good. One of the best kick modules I've heard.

Metron looks like a beast. Quite clever how you implemented CV with the Voltera addon modules.

How many Volteras can you connect to Metron?
At the beginning of the video he mentions you can add up to 16 voltera's to one metron :party:
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Post by matttech » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:59 am

Crater sounds excellent from that video :party:

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Post by Ivo Ivanov » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:09 am

Getting Miami Bass vibes and loving it :sb:

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Post by kingcons » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:36 pm

I would definitely pay extra for a silver panel if that's what it takes. Need to match my camera and fracture!

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Post by Jlevine711 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:00 pm

when are these two going to be available? Great names for both!
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Post by Krater » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:27 pm

Crater, yeah - I like this name :mrgreen:

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Post by behndy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:43 pm

silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.

and DAYUM that Crater sounds GOOD.
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Post by VM » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:47 pm

Just out of interest, why does it need V/Oct? For something typically steady with no clear tonal centre like a kick, seems unnecessary?
behndy wrote:silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.
Would kill for a black panel for the performance mixer...
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Post by Bigwerm » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:07 pm

behndy wrote:silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.

and DAYUM that Crater sounds GOOD.
That’s too bad, are their black panels still aluminum at least? I wish this all black panel madness would end.

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Post by morgulbee » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:12 pm

VM wrote:Just out of interest, why does it need V/Oct? For something typically steady with no clear tonal centre like a kick, seems unnecessary?
He demonstrates V/Oct from about 9:45 to 11:10 in the video.

I like all the flexibility Crater brings to the game. Seems really well thought out.

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Post by MARK27 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Bigwerm wrote:I wish this all black panel madness would end.
I have been a black panel fiend since I first came to eurorack, but I have considered doing a white case or a gray one. What if we want all our modules to match our piss yellow Metasonix modules? Why not?

For myself, I was happy when WMD switched to all black panels. However, in the greater sense, I was bummed that they still weren't offering any choice. I wish more manufacturers offered choice, and in as many ways as possible. The "modular" paradigm shouldn't apply to only the module circuit, modular should apply to UI, visual aesthetics, jacks up vs. jacks down, etc...

The more choice that manufacturers can give us, the more modular these devices truly are...

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Post by Carrousel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:47 pm

VM wrote:Just out of interest, why does it need V/Oct? For something typically steady with no clear tonal centre like a kick, seems unnecessary?
behndy wrote:silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.
Would kill for a black panel for the performance mixer...
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Post by Tonescape » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:09 pm

RecycleYourPets wrote:
Tonescape wrote:Wow, Crater sounds really really good. One of the best kick modules I've heard.

Metron looks like a beast. Quite clever how you implemented CV with the Voltera addon modules.

How many Volteras can you connect to Metron?
At the beginning of the video he mentions you can add up to 16 voltera's to one metron :party:
Arh, thanks, missed it. But, wow, 16 Volteras. That's a lot of CV :sb:
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Post by maltemark » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:35 am

Bring the silver panels, man
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Post by yeatsvisitslincoln » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:01 am

Bigwerm wrote:
behndy wrote:silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.

and DAYUM that Crater sounds GOOD.
That’s too bad, are their black panels still aluminum at least? I wish this all black panel madness would end.
Black panels are anodized aluminum with the anodized black aluminum milled off by a cnc machine to show the silver underneath. They look amazing and you can see some light reflect back off the labels which is super helpful in low light. If every manufacturer could do this, it would be fucking incredible. A full black WMD system is going to look so sharp.

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Post by Multi Grooves » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:55 am

Bigwerm wrote:
behndy wrote:silver - nope. think WMD is rolling All Black, All The Time from now on. their loot DOES look sexy in the black etched panels.

and DAYUM that Crater sounds GOOD.
That’s too bad, are their black panels still aluminum at least? I wish this all black panel madness would end.
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Post by Zymos » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:26 am

I wish people even caring about what color the panels are would end, but I accept that I'm not going to get my wish.

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Post by Buyakasoundman » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:45 am

Everyone has their own taste. Nuff said...
But, as an early poopooer of the black panels, I believe “cheap DIY, and not in a good way” was my reaction to photos of the Crucible, I have since seen the light, literally.
What ever your stance on color way, these new black machined panels are the easiest to read out of my rack. The panel markings simply POP against the black background. In a dimly lit studio, the silver etched graphics reflect any ambient light and makes them more legible than say; white on black or black on white screen printing.

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm

maltemark wrote:Bring the silver panels, man
Same with the Crucible for crying out loud.
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