Erica Synths

Erica Synths Pico System II, “The World’s Smallest Modular Synthesizer Of Its Functionality”

Andrew Huang shared this video demo of the Erica Synths Pico System II, which they call the “world’s smallest modular synthesizer of its functionality”. … Read More Erica Synths Pico System II, “The World’s Smallest Modular Synthesizer Of Its Functionality”

Erica Synths launches Pico System II + DRUM module series & more coming

Erica Synths Pico System IIErica Synths has launched Pico System II, a modular system that adds two new modules for the original Pico System. Pico System II includes the Pico Voice, a sound source which offers considerable timbral diversity, and the Pico Modulator, replacing the Pico EG and the Pico VCA. The remaining single 3HP space has been filled […]

Roland TR 909 replica NAVA 909

Nava 909 Demo Published on Jul 27, 2016 Peter Kädergård

via this auction

Some details via the listing:

“3 months old Black nava, build by a professional in France, calibrated and ready to go, I will also include a custom made black case fabricated by Erica Synths as well as the white case, replica 909 style knobs, white and black transparent keys to be able to switch the look of it when ever

Modular Jamsession with some new Dreadbox modules (Riamiwo StudioVlog 75)

Published on Feb 2, 2018 riamiwovideos

“I added new modules to my modular setup: the Dreadbox Echo, Murmux Filter and the Reflector. Also added a Mixer from EricaSynths. So I made a short test session with the new modules…

The MicroBrute and the Erebus are sequenced by the BeatstepPro, the NYX get’s an Arp from the SH-01 and the 0-coast is sequenced by the TB03. Very nice that the Roland

Erica Synths In-Store Event & Kodek Live Performance 2018 at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

“Girts Ozolins from Erica Synths showing us their latest eurorack modules and the reason they put Latvia on the map! At Perfect Circuit Audio, January 29th, 2018.

Erica Synths products available here:…”

Kodek Live Performance 2018

Published on Jan 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

“Kodek from Erica Synths

Erica are set to bring the 909 into the modular age with their latest gear

Erica may be known for their tube-powered, retro-Polyvoks post-Soviet chic – but now they’re taking on the TR-909, in modules and a powerful drum computer.

This isn’t just another 909 remake, though. Take Roland’s legendary drum machine not just as a selection of well-known sounds, but as a way of thinking about synthesizing and sequencing percussion. Then, make those eminently patchable, so you can wire them into other gear and create some new, original ideas. Erica founder Girts Ozolins told me early on in starting the company that he thought the real appeal of modular was in customization – that it was something that allowed musicians to make something their own. And that seems to be the essence of the idea here. It’s a deconstructed, rather than reconstructed, 909.

On the sound side, then, you’ve got two friendly-looking, handsome, patchable modules. You can bolt these in and grab the knobs and it looks like you’ll be pretty happy. But there’s also plenty of CV when you want to get more modular.

On the sequencing side – and I’ll be the first to say this is what has me excited – comes a 909-style sequencer with accents, multiple tracks and banks, and extras like probability, track length (for polyrhythms), live and step modes, and more. You can sync it with MIDI, but there’s also an absurd amount of patchability.

And there’s modulation, too (here’s where we get way out of 909 territory) – two LFOs for modulating drums.

Just as promising, the whole thing comes from a collaboration with French DIY drum machine maker e-licktronic, who have made a name for themselves as a kind of cult-following underground drum machine maker for DIYers. The problem with e-licktronic was their projects required way too much assembly for all but the most dedicated soldering iron gurus. This brings some of their expertise to a wider market – niche, to be sure, but at least allowing you some time to, like, finish tracks and not just finish hardware assembly.

Full specs:

12x Accent outputs
1x CV/GATE track
2xLFO with independent or synced to the BPM frequency
Time signature per track
Pattern length per track
Shuffle per track
Probability per step
Retrigger per step
Instant pattern switching
Solo/Mute tracks
Step/Tap record modes
16 Banks of 16 Patterns
Instant pattern switching
Pattern linking
Midi sync in with start/stop
Track mode
Firmware upgrade via MIDI SySex

It also seems this is just the beginning – Erica have a whole drum module system in store: “Toms, Clap, Rimshot, HiHats, Cymbals, sample-based drum module and, to pull all system together – dedicated a drum Mixer with extended headroom and a limiter of unique design”

But you don’t have to wait long to get started. The kick and snare modules ship early March, alongside that sequencer.

Hey, Santa Claus! Yeah, I…. oh, wait, $#(*&, it’s March.

Hey, St. Patrick!

NAMM news: Drum Sequencer

NAMM news: Bass Drum & Snare Drum

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NAMM 2018 Erica Synths Drums, Snare and Graphic VCO Audio Demo by Kodek (no talk)

Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

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Noodling with the Erica Synths Black VCO

Published on Jan 23, 2018 Molten Music Technology

“An improvised, live and unedited noodle using just the Erica Synths Black VCO as the sound source. The sequence is random and coming from the Turing Machine. Give it time for me to develop some noises! And it all comes from the monophonic Black VCO – what a great module.”

More noodling with the Erica Synths Black VCO

Published on Jan 23, 2018

Liquid Sky Berlin w/ Twisted Electrons "crazy8beats" & Erica Synths "drumseq" Prototypes

intergalactic beachbar jam w/ prototypes twisted electrons “crazy8beats” & erica synths “drumseq”

Published on Jan 21, 2018 lsb.TV

Two videos featuring Twisted Electrons “crazy8beats” & Erica Synths “drumseq” prototypes by Liquid Sky Berlin. You can see a pic of the system used further below. You can find details on crazy8beats just posted below, here, and drumseq here.

trippy spaced out jam