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.
Category Archives: Eurorack
Key of C minor, tempo 84 BPM.
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!
Rare Waves Hydronium analog synthesizer is now available in Eurorack format, as a DIY kit ($225) or pre-assembled ($359). Hydronium is a high quality electronic music instrument with “the works” – MIDI and CV-Gate control + semi-modular patachability. Its great tone and playability will invite you to stay up late making tracks!
The Drone Commander 2 Standalone is now available in custom tolex color finishes!
We’ll soon be offering the Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 in a standalone format. It comes with a custom fitted Eurorack case. The case features a removable lid, tolex vinyl covering, and convenient power supply. Orange and black finish are standard options; custom colors available by request.
Synthesizer demo with Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2 Eurorack and Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. Two tracks of DC-2e, one track of RA-9, plus a touch of mystery synth. Grendel synthesizers are available from I/O Music Technology, Detroit Modular, Switched On, NoiseBug, Perfect Circuit Audio, Analogue Haven, Noise Kitchen, and SchneidersLaden.
Demonstrating some sounds you can get with the Grendel DC-2e Eurorack voice modules, and the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. And a third, mystery synth!
Grendel synthesizers are available from I/O Music Technology, Detroit Modular, Switched On, NoiseBug, Perfect Circuit Audio, Analogue Haven, Noise Kitchen, SchneidersLaden.
Demoing the Grendel RA-9 Grenadier and DC-2e Drone Commander 2. A sequenced LFO effect is obtained by patching the Grenadier’s sequencer output to the LFO CV input of DC-2e. The track was composed with MIDI in Reaper DAW software, using a 4-channel MIDI-to-CV converter to interface the analog intruments. The analog snare drum and bass drum are new prototype designs in development here at Rare Waves…
In stores now!
This video walks through getting started with the Grendel DC-2e Drone Commander 2, beginning with using the Main Module by itself (0:30). Next, see how to control it from a MIDI keyboard, using the Expander module and a MIDI-CV converter (3:40).
A self-patch that gives additional filter modulation is demonstrated (5:35). After that, one of the MIDI-CV converter’s auxiliary CV outputs is patched in to control DC-2e’s LFO rate with the MIDI mod wheel (7:00).
The next section demonstrates VCF 1’s self-oscillation (8:35), including how to cancel the filter’s self-oscillation so only the dry tone of the VCOs is heard (9:50). Then, VCF 1 is set up as a third oscillator, creating a constant-pitched drone note to accompany melody played on the VCOs (10:50).
Last, some examples of pitch modulation using the MOD knob are shown (11:40), leading to full-on crazy town.