Erica Synths made a perfect Eurorack-ready breadboard DIY playground

Ready to play with (or teach) circuit design, experiment with Eurorack invention, or just learn more about sound and voltage? Erica Synths has outdone itself this time on its DIY line with a beautiful prototyping board complete with power, breadboard, and built-in functionality.

Inside Vostok’s Atlas, the quad filter module inspired by 80s Roland

Iconic 80s Japanese synths like the SH-101, JUPITER, JUNO, and TR drum machines were defined by both their filters and the engineering around them. We’re fortunate to get to talk about Vostok Instruments about the design of their new four-channel Atlas filter module – what it learns from the 80s classics, and what it adds to the equation.

Peter Kirn - February 1, 2024

Georgian-made Ambient audio is bringing home-grown modular to the Caucasus

Buy local: the world of gear for musicians is opening up to independent makers in more places. That includes Tbilisi-based Ambient audio, who are making everything from glowing and recycled patch cables to modular kits.

Peter Kirn - March 22, 2023

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