Notes: Erica Pico LPG is our take on classical Don Buchla LPG designs. We use vactrols in the circuit for that signature sound, and we added some more features, like configurable resonance and built-in decay envelope.
Notes: Erica Pico VC EG is versatile looping AD/ASR envelope generator with voltage control over attack and decay times. It has automatic Trigger/Gate detection, as well as "drone mode" - at full CW setting of the Decay knob, the envelope is full open. In the LOOP mode you can retrigger envelopes for even more interesting modulations.
Notes: Erica Synths Black Multi is highly accurate active buffered 2x1to3 or 1to6 multiple that will work for signal splitting in any circuit, including driving several VCOs in tune from one CV source. "Octave" or +/- 1V offset switches on both channels allow to add or subtract one volt form each channel thus transposing VCOs one octave up or down. Hidden feature - custom offset - allows to set user defined offset on the first channel.
Expanded version of the popular Yocto (808) cowbell
Notes: Latvian modular specialists Erica take on the 808 cowbell. Based on the classic sound, reinvented for Eurorack with tune and decay controls plus tuning CV and accent inputs.
Erica Synths Cowbell module is an extended, modular version of Yocto (808) cowbell. For more sonic versatility we have added Tune and Decay controls, as well as Tune CV with an attenuator for nice vibratos. The module is developed in collaboration with a French company e-licktronic.
Notes: Pico BBD is surprisingly great sounding (we were surprised ourselves), full analogue 4092 stage bucket brigade delay module; the smallest BBD in Eurorack. Besides nice and clean flanger and delay effects, at full CW settings of TIME and feedback knobs it can produce extreme sonic artefacts. Tweak knobs and enjoy!
Notes: If you decide to use rack ears to mount Erica Synths 84HP enclosure in the studio rack, you may want to access the PSU connection from the front of the case, instead of the top. The 4HP PSU connection module is the solution. PSU Input module is intended to be used with external PSUs which provide an output voltage from +9V to +12V ("+" in the centre).
For two row Eurorack enclosures (2x84HP), use a small screwdriver to disconnect the existing PSU connector from the blue terminal and connect the PSU connector module as shown on the photo.
For one row Eurorack enclosures (1x84HP), you will need a soldering iron to solder wires from the PSU connector module as shown on the photo. Make sure soldered wires do not touch the aluminium enclosure!
Notes: Erica Pico Noise is a versatile noise and percussion sounds source. It consists of white a noise generator, a resonant VCF to generate various colours of the noise - from extremely dark ones to high pitched resonant sweeps and a VCA/decay envelope generator combination to create range of percussion sounds to emulate hi-hats, cymbals and even sine tone-based percussion, when the resonance is full up.
Notes: Pico SEQ2 is a straight-forward, full analogue 4 step sequencer/waveshaper with adjustable sequence length. If you want to have a simple, compact stepped modulation source in your setup, then this is it! Particularly interesting use of the Pico SEQ2 is waveshaping - just apply any audio source to the CLK IN, tweak the knobs and be amazed!
Notes: Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay is a hi-fi stereo delay with lot of unique features, based on our custom DSP engine. Developed in collaboration with Tim Pechersky aka TeemKaa of Useful Circuits. Tape, digital and ping-pong modes of delay, hold with overdub and delicate delay time and feedback control in combination with CV and trigger control over various parameters make this module not only great effects unit in your modular system, but also - an instrument on it's own.
" Stereo delay with adjustable delay time
" Tape, digital and ping-pong delay modes
" Tap and clock synchronization of delay time
" Reverse delay mode
" Hold mode (samples up to 20" of audio) with Add (overdub) feature
" Trigger control over Hold, Add and Reverse
" CV control over delay time, dry/wet mix and feedback
" Feedback path soft limiting compression
" Add to hold soft limiting compression
" Adjustable stereo delay spread
analogue synth module with simultaneously waveform outputs
Notes: Fusion VCO2 is a full analogue sound source with lots of distinct features.
The core of the module is highly stable AS3340-based VCO with three simultaneously available waveforms, transistor-based suboscillator and detune function - two BBD delay lines that make frequency shifter that is mixed back to the principal oscillator in order to emulate two detuned VCOs. Tube crunch - distinct tube overdrive - is added on the top of the mix. Furthermore, Audio input mixes an external audio signal with the principal oscillator which results in crazy sonic experience. Fusion VCO2 is exactly what you need, if you wish to get really low frequencies and have a sound that sets your modular system apart from mass!
" Full analogue design
" Great tracking over 8 octave range
" Detune function for thickening the sound
" -1 oct transistor based suboscillator
" Tube overdrive circuit
" External audio input
" VCO synchronization
" Simultaneous waveform outputs
Two transistor sub-oscillators & lowpass filter - 10HP
Notes: Erica Synths Black Double Bass is unique module that combines two transistor suboscillators (-1 and -2 octaves) and lowpass filter. It does not make sound on its own, but it will turn any VCO or beeper into massive bass sound with CV control over octave mix and cutoff frequency. Sync input that resets suboscillators on incoming pulse, provides even more versatility in sound design. The module can be also provide aggressive distortion, when used with percussive sounds like bassdrums.
Notes: Performance oriented Sample Drum brings you two independent drum sounds or loops with plenty of manual and CV controlled parameters. Samples are stored on the microSD card, and OLED screen makes working with samples instant and easy.
Sample Drum allows you to slice up loops directly in your modular system and rearrange them to taste. For processing, there are tuning functions (including 1 v/octave pitch tracking) and virtual VCAs plus AD envelopes. Thanks to the module's dual-channel concept, two loops can be combined. It is also possible to load one-shot samples instead of entire rhythms, of course. A total of six CV inputs guarantees lively results.
Sample Drum is composed of two identical audio players. WAV files (including cue points) are fed to the module via a micro SD card. Loops can be cut into several sections using the Data, Start and End potentiometers. The resulting slices may be played back in any order imaginable. A tune control allows real-time pitch changes. Additionally, there is a virtual VCA plus AD envelope per slice. - But that's not all! There are three CV inputs per channel, which can be routed to any parameters. It is even possible to play sounds according to the 1 v / octave standard. Results are emitted via one output per player.
Notes: Gamechanger Audio is a Latvian company committed to exploring the uncharted territories of music electronics and creating devices that provide real value while stretching the imagination of both musicians and engineers. In their Plasma Pedal they managed to combine Tesla coil with a lots of Rock and Roll and the result is one of the worlds heaviest sounds with plenty of unique features and the potential to become the new standard of distortion.
Similar to the Plasma Pedal, Plasma Drive gives you a new and previously unexplored method of achieving signal clipping in 16HP. Instead of using LED circuits, transistors or vacuum tubes to produce overdrive, the Plasma Drive boosts audio signal to 3000V and transforms it into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges in a xenon-filled tube. In essence - you are playing a lightning bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analogue audio signal, producing a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with tons of unique character!
The Eurorack module Plasma Drive brings sounds of the Plasma Pedal to the next level. As per Eurorack standards we added CV control over distortion level and dry/wet mix, as well as octave up and 1 and 2 octaves down tracking oscillators that add even more harmonics to the original signal. Tracking oscillators can be switched on/off manually or via trigger signals. The Plasma Drive module is powered via conventional Eurorack PSU ribbon cable and the power consumption is around 150mA.
Notes: Erica Synths Black Output is a high-quality output mixer and a stereo panner with balanced outputs and headphone amplifier for monitoring your modular masterpieces.
All inputs are buffered, we use stereo potentiometers (similar to those used in high quality studio mixers) for panning, IN4 is a stereo input with simultaneous level adjustment for both channels, IN3 has a CV controlled auto-pan function. There is also a 6.3mm jack for the balanced outputs and headphones.
10HP Eurorack module featuring 4 stereo inputs with simultaneous volume adjustment on both channels
Notes: Black Stereo Mixer is just what you need, if your setup has several nowadays gaining popularity modules with stereo inputs or outputs, like Black Hole DSP, Erica Fusion Delay, MI Clouds or some other. In order to save rack space, we designed compact mixer with lot of cool, performance oriented features.
In order to save rack space, we designed a compact mixer with a lot of cool, performance oriented features.
Check out also the Black Pre-fade Listen Expander that is a satellite module to Erica Synths Black Stereo Mixer!
Erica Black series are high-end modules with unique functionality. Only the highest quality components are used and all inputs and outputs are protected against undesired overvoltage. When designing the Black Series, we did not economise on the module width, we put design and usability first. Big knobs are assigned to functions that make difference in sound. Together the Erica Black series are a range of modules that make an entire synthesizer.
Notes: Drum Stereo Mixer completes the drum mix and has configurable stereo inputs to receive signals from stereo FX modules and stereo output to interface the modular system with external devices. LEDs next to each input give visual feedback on a signal level.
Drum modulator featuring two independent modulation/pitched noise sources
Notes: Erica Synths Modulator is an advanced modulation and pitched noise source with focus on rhythmic (but not limited to) compositions in mind. It features two identical syncable to the BPM LFOs/noise sources with selectable morphing waveshapes. LFO frequency can be manually adjustable, as well as they provide frequency divisions and multiplication in Sync mode. Each LFO has two outputs- main one and secondary one with adjustable phase, so you can create evolving modulations. Furthermore, LFOs can be linked to work at the same frequency and the first LFO has built in VCA to control output signal amplitude.
5 x attenuator for bridging Eurorack & desktop mixers - 6HP
Notes: LINK is the module that bridges Eurorack to destop mixers - it has 5 sections that attenuate Eurorack signals to line level signals and sends them to 6.3mm jacks for quality connection to the mixer.
Notes: Erica Synths Cymbals is a distinct topology digital/analogue module, where cymbal samples are passed through AS3330 based VCA and controlled via envelope generators of unique design. The module features 10 sets of custom Crash and Ride cymbal samples with Tune control and individual Decay control. Accent and CV control over Tone and Decay allow you to create lot of variations in the Cymbals track. An extra feature is sample looping - when it's on, a certain part of the sample is looped while the envelope decay is on, thus creating a distinct, delay-like effect. Cymbal samples are developed by producer and musician Nero Bellum.
Two Spin FV-1 chips in one module, each filled with eight custom effect programs
Notes: To add some space to your compositions and nuances in sound design Erica Synths Dual FX module brings you two identical sections of 8 custom effects with two adjustable and CV controllable parameters.
Dual FX combines two Spin FV-1 chips in one module, each filled with eight custom effect programs with two adjustable and CV controlled parameters per effect and analogue dry/wet circuit. All parameter settings can be saved with the effect and recalled instantly during the performance. Also the output of the first FX section is normalised to the second input so creating huge layers of effects is easy.
Notes: Erica Synths Black Hole DSP 2, an updated version of Black Hole DSP features 24 custom effects, designed in close co-operation of Erica Synths team rider KODEK and creator of SpinCAD software Gary Worsham. Each effect has 3 manually and CV controllable parameters, manual and CV control over sampling frequency for spanning from 48kHz to really Lo-Fi crunchy sound and full analogue dry/wet control. All effect parameter settings can be saved to the memory and instantly recalled with the effect, which makes Black Hole DSP II ideal for live performances.
Synth module for creating punchy tom sounds - 16HP
Notes: Toms is developed in collaboration with the French company e-licktronick and it's Erica Synths' take on analogue toms circuits adapted for modular systems. Massive, punchy sound, Accent and Tone CV make it distinctively expressive in studio and live performances.
Classical drum machine clap sound in Eurorack format - 10HP
Notes: Clap is developed together with French company e-licktronic and it's Erica Synths' take on analogue clap circuits adapted for modular systems. Sharp, punchy sound, Accent & CV control over Tone make it distinctively expressive in studio and live performances.
Notes: Bass Drum is developed in collaboration with the French company e-licktronick and it's Erica Synths' take on analogue bass drum circuits adapted for modular systems. Massive, punchy sound, Accent & CV control over key parameters of the module make it distinctively expressive in live performances.
Notes: Erica Synths Drum Mixer with extended headroom and a dedicated drum compressor of unique design keeps each drum sound clearly distinguishable and adds power to the final mix. Bonus feature - effects send output allows to apply external effects to the signals on the first three inputs. LEDs next to each input give visual feedback on the signal level.