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Over the past 6-8 months I have been working on a Eurorack Module that will be rackless. These devices will be passive inline modules that plug between patch cables.
The first two to be released are:
Pocket Knob: Inline Attenuator
Pocket Gate: Inline Passive Vactrol Gate.
The Pocket Knob pretty much speaks for itself. Its just a knob with an IN and OUT jack for attenuating CV and Audio Signals.
The Pocket Gate is a vactrol based passive VCA. Simply, a CV IN and an Audio IN and OUT. The CV in can be anything from a trigger, gate, Envelope, LFO, etc. to drive the Vactrol. Send your VCO or any other audio source through the IN & OUT and get VCA type effects. They will come in 2 flavors: Fast (Quick release time for percussive sounds. Slow (slower release better suited for sequenced patterns or larger, drawn out drum sounds).
Currently the case design has been finalized. Next step is to have the cases made with injection molding (a much more daunting task than I had originally thought) and get the PCB’s made. At this time I do not have an ETA, but if my foot was put on a block to be hobbled, I’d say by the end of the year or very beginning of next year.
If you have any questions regarding this project, or are a retailer and would like to sell these in your shop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
FYI, the picture below shows the 3D Printed Prototypes. The cases will look much nicer when complete and will be white with nice Lexan overlays. The logo will also look a lot more banging. Also, the shaft on the Attenuator will be changed to a standard D-Shaft so a knob can be added, giving much better control.
This is just the 1st of a series of devices I plan on releasing in this form factor.
Thanks for your time,