New company MØffenzeef Modular have announced their new module the GMØ which is said to be a "Grimeball percussion module". The name stands for
"Genetically Modified Oscillator" and it's an open source, lo-fi drum module. Here's a quote about the module "Rather than taking a “set it and forget it”
approach to drum synthesis, the GMØ is outfit with complete bipolar CV control over every parameter. The user can dial in everything from microsound blips, to drawn out gongs, to screeching mutated beasts. When in looping mode the GMØ can be viewed as a mutated VCO, combining the best elements of granular and wavetable synthesis. Its low resolution output means lots of side-band
modulation, noise, and most importantly: character. This beast is best understood in practice rather than in theory." Interestingly the company already have multiple
alternative firmwares and panels for the module. Here's pictures of a couple of them and here's what the site says about the Møngrel and the Bøbcat.
The Møngrel is an alternate
firmware of the G.M.Ø that can
be downløaded via our github
and uploaded onto the module.
The Møngrel is the dirtiest and
mangiest of dogs... the type of
dog you just want to smack!
We dare you to kick our
Møngrel and make its tail go in
between its legs (this will
change the decay time). By varying the amount it yips and
yaps, the user can tweak the pitch of its two onboard
oscillators. Each of these oscillators are summed into a ring
modulator, which lets the user dial in juuuuust the right
amount of grrrowl for that freaky, funky, space yowl. Flip the
“snarl” switch and make that Møngrel yelp its timbre from sine to square. (Møffenzeef Mødular does not condone animal abuse. But we do encourage wicked experimentation with our modules.)
The Bøbcat is an alternate firmware of the G.M.Ø that can be downloaded via our github and uploaded onto the module. The Bøbcat is an ex-lover of the GMØ’s and a close cousin to the Møngrel. Outfitted with two channels of decaying digital noise, this module is a nice, simple addition to any drum synth setup. Simply feed it two trigger sources and bask in the gnarly hissing glory. If you feel so inclined–and need the extra gnar–flip the “snarl” switch to go from alley cat screeches to guttural moans.
Check the company out and sound audio demos on the website by clicking HERE.