This video demonstrates the Grendel 2TAC 2-track analog controller with the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier analog synthesizer. The Grendel 2TAC has two tracks of CV-Gate output (1v/oct). For synchronization, it has an internal tempo generator, analog pulse-per-step Clock In/Out, and Reset pulse In/Out. This video tutorial shows some of its pattern editing features, time stretching, creating pattern chains, altering the tuning, mashing several patterns together simultaneously, and generating random patterns. We will be offering a limited issue of the 2TAC as pictured in the video with black aluminum case, walnut sides, and red or yellow LEDs. For visual reference, this version comes with the key commands printed as a graphic on the underside of the case.
Grendel 2TAC analog sequencer with RA-99 Grenadier
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Grendel DC-2 Standalone 2022 Edition
The Grendel DC-2 is available as a standalone synth, combined with a Rare Waves 2022 edition 35HP euro case. The multi-angle case is made of riveted aluminum and has solid hardwood side panels with an inlaid art design.
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Grendel Formant Filter V2.2
We have brought back the Grendel Formant Filter eurorack module for 2022. This voltage-controlled analog filter effect produces vowel tones by subtractive synthesis using a bank of four bandpass filters. Version 2.2 is available now and features several choice updates. The control panel now comes in your choice of brushed anodized aluminum in silver or black. Electronically, this version now includes a 3-way Mode switch offering a convenient bypass function, as well as the new MODE 2 which adds a 5th analog filter to the effect for fuller bass response. MODE 1 is very similar to the sound of the original.
Grendel DC-2, Formant Filter, RA-99 Grenadier
Key of C minor, tempo 84 BPM.
This synth demonstration from Rare Waves uses the Grendel DC-2 as a tone source. Grendel Formant Filter provides vowel filtering, and Grendel RA-99 Grenadier is performing the LFO duties. Rare Waves Hydronium is used as a MIDI-CV converter to set the pitch of the DC-2’s oscillators. In the picture you also see a prototype Polyphonic Strobe Tuner, which provides a real-time pitch analysis. Also heard in the mix are our prototypes of a Surf Sound Synthesizer and Spring Reverb.
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Lite2Sound QB Stereo
Its new for 2021! Since we started making photodiode amplifiers 10 years ago, we’ve had many requests for a stereo version. We are proud to announce the upcoming availability of Lite2Sound QB Stereo. It features 2 sensor channels that create a stereo field for listening to ambient modulated light, built-in speakers and battery power for wire-free portability, 2 stereo audio outputs on 3.5 mm mini plug, and a strong and beautiful case made of solid hardwood and phenolic composite.
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Grendel Drone Commander 2 Eurorack coming soon!
Grendel Drone Commander 2 eurorack is back by demand. The Grendel DC-2 brings hair-raising analog tones with 2x VCF, 2x VCO, multiple LFOs, AR envelope, and CV-Gate interface with multiple V/oct inputs. The new model comes with a slightly updated control panel design; Grendel DC2 is now a single module 35HP width, made in non-reflective brushed aluminum, silver or black anodized. Available January 2021. More details T.B.A. soon!
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Hydronium Eurorack in brushed aluminum
We’ve updated the looks of Hydronium Eurorack, our 28HP analog ‘acid’ style monosynth. This module now features a laser-cut aluminum control panel with crisply detailed brushed finish, in black anodized or silver.
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Grendel Drone Commander 2
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RA-99 Demo Track: Contaminate Your Speakers
In this video demonstration we present a music track made entirely with sounds from the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier, plus synthetic speech from our MIDI Narrator. After the music track, the video presents a walk-through of how the sounds were created in detail. Annotated subtitles explain how to patch the RA-99 to get distorted bass drums, pink noise percussion, acid tones, and lead sounds. There is also a close up of how the synthetic voice is assembled in a DAW piano roll editor, using a MIDI keyboard map to arrange the SP0256A-AL2 allophones into words.
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