Our 208hp 7U Steel CV Bus Case ships ready to use. Just add modules, patch cables, and inspiration. The powder-coated steel construction is 2 lbs. lighter than our wood Shared System case without compromising mechanical durability. The sleek matte black finish was selected to match our line of Black & Gold modules, and it looks great with just about any module installed. This finish will show the story of your modular synth’s travels over the years.
The CV Bus was originally designed for Alessandro Cortini’s personal Make Noise system. It provides visual indication of level, rate and polarity for up to 4 control signals that will be shared throughout a patch. These 4 control signals are color coded and distributed across the center of the system allowing for quick, clean and intuitive patching. The distribution method is unlike the typical multiple since the control signals will appear beneath their possible destinations allowing for the use of shorter patch cables. The color coding and visual indication makes navigating complex patches easier and more intuitive. Typically, the CV Bus would be used to share the most important control signals in a patch such as your Master Clock.
The CV Bus also has the tools needed for integrating the Make Noise system with the outside world. A 1/4″ Mono input with plenty of gain allows for bringing external signals into the system. The optimal 10Vpp signal level is visually indicated. A high quality Stereo Line Driver converts powerful modular synthesizer signal levels to the commonly used Line Level. There is mini-jack inputs for Left and Right, a single Master Volume control, and a TRS Stereo 1/4″ output jack. This output is capable of driving long cable out to a PA System or a set of Headphones. It has AC coupling and a built-in limiting circuit (with visual indication) that prevents damage to ears and PA system when the patching gets experimental.
Two 104 hp 6U rows for Eurorack modules, One 104hp 1U row fitted w/ CV Bus
Black powder coated steel w/ embossed logo on lid
Sealed to keep dust out during travel or storage
Lid offers space to close w/ your system patched
Recessed side mounted on/off switch and power inlet for safe travel
Solid carrying handle and rubber feet so the case travels w/ ease
Meets carry-on luggage size requirements for most airlines
Proven power solution continuously satisfying the euro market for 5 yrs. and counting
5V power rail included
Select bus and Eurorack bus compatible
Universal AC power adapter works world wide (Need IEC Cable for non-US outlets)
Total HP: 208 @ 3U, 104 @ 1U
22.25″ x 14″ x 7.25″ w/ lid
Max Module Depth: 2.5″
Weight: 12.75 lbs. (w/ powered bus board, CV Bus installed)
Power: 1.5 amps @ 12Vdc, 1A @ -12Vdc, 1A @ +5Vdc, 18 connectors
Includes: CV Bus, Powerd Bus Board, 80 Sliding M2.5 nuts w/ Black screws, AC Adapter
The SWAMP is a random CV and audio generator inspired by the famous Wiard Wogglebug module; it’s often the heart of self-generating patches and brings controllable randomness to your modular system.
In the SWAMP module we introduced numerous modifications and improvements to extend potentiometer range, added an audio input, which, when connected, replaces the internal Tone oscillator, replaced the expensive dual vactrol, built S&H circuit around the made in Riga S&H IC AS1100CK2, added audio waveform selection switches, CV output configuration jumpers and much more.
Three random audio frequency outputs
External audio input routed to ring modulator
Three random CV outputs
Clock input and output to sync the module to your modular system
CV control over internal clock for even more extreme randomness
Polivoks VCF is famous for its’ crazy resonance sweeps and deep, bassy sound which makes it ideal for acid basslines.
We believe, this is one of most is one of most authentic sounding famous Russian synth Polivoks VCF emulations available. The original Russian ICs K140UD12 are used in the sound circuit. We did several updates to adapt the VCF for contemporary modular synth demands. Independently buffered inputs, extended Cutoff knob range, eliminated clicks, when switching filter modes, and output stage added to eliminate signal inversion.
The core of the VCO is borrowed from famous Russian synth Polivoks VCO and in exponential converter we use the original matched transistor IC that was used in Polivoks. But there are significant updated schematics to have the most out of your modular setup.
In 2009 Tony designed the first Skiff to complement the vertically oriented cases available at the time by providing an ergonomic enclosure for our René and Pressure Points touch controllers.
Today the Make Noise Skiff provides a smart way to build a small modular synthesizer. It is low cost, but extremely durable. The clean simple lines and matte black color place visual emphasis where the action is; the patch the artist has created. At one side there is a power button and the Make Noise logo is illuminated to show the power is ON.