Shape Twin is made in France, just like Shape 40, 50 and 65. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, these monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms. Shape Twin stands out through its excellent rendering over the whole audio spectrum, its broad frequency response in the low end, and its high SPL considering its size. The compact design makes it easy to integrate even into the most cramped of rooms. Finally, its 2.5-way design gives it a real advantage when it comes to controlling the bass and lower mid-range registers which are the hardest to control in small rooms.
Shape Twin's five innovations present a remarkable tonal balance, with very wide and precise stereo imaging. The low frequencies are well defined as well as controlled. The low-mid and mid ranges provide a true neutral sound.
Erica Synths Sequential Switch (SS) has unique control interface that allows you to pause, skip and merge steps and set sequence length, but what really sets it apart from other sequential switches is Gate output - when used with ADSR and VCA, you get a really powerful sequencer with real time control over each sound source in the sequence. Use Sequential Switch with random clock source and you get a heart of insane random, self-generating patches!
This module emulates classic monophonic and duophonic synth behaviour, it can also be configured for use in two independent MIDI channels. Bonus features - MIDI clock output and analogue glide circuit on both channels.
Erica Black series are high-end modules with unique functionality. Only the highest quality components are used and all inputs and outputs are protected against undesired overvoltage. When designing the Black Series, we did not economise on the module width, we put design and usability first. Big knobs are assigned to functions that make difference in sound. Together the Erica Black series are a range of modules that make an entire synthesizer.
Fusion Box lowpass filtering is fully adjustable from none to extreme for a really deep bass sound. A special feature, not found in other contemporary stompboxes or effect units, is the Vintage Stereo Ensemble.
The Vintage Stereo Ensemble provides the classic "stereo ensemble" effect, found on many vintage synthesizers from almost any brand and make. In stereo ensemble effect, the delayed, processed and filtered sound is added back to the dry (mono) audio with inverted phase for one channel, and direct phase in the other. This gives it the distinct and unique moving character, different from that obtained with chorus effects. However, use of inverted phase in stereo field also adds certain peculiarities to watch out for. For example, when such stereo audio is played back on an older "surround" decoding sound system, ensemble effect sound may move to the rear sound channel. Also, if the output gets mixed back to mono, the effect may disappear. This also applies to mono subwoofer systems, or speakers that are placed too close. This is normal, and occurs with any similar vintage stereo ensemble processing. In this case and if such oddities are undesirable, to avoid mono mixing issues, you can choose to use only one of the output channels, or use two separate ensemble processors for left and right channels.
Fusionbox has adjustable input gain, therefore it works with various sound sources - guitars, units with line level signals (synthesizers, grooveboxes, etc.) and modular synths. Footswitch allows to switch on or bypass effects making Fusionbox ideal for guitar players.
What sets Erica Synths MIDI <-> Clock module apart from others is that it works BOTH WAYS - it derives analogue clock from MIDI messages AND you can flip a switch and turn incoming analogue clock to MIDI clock and sync your MIDI devices to your modular. For more versatility the module can be used with several incoming clock PPQs, plus, divisions and multiplications of incoming clock are available straight away.
CV Expander doesn't require a power supply, it draws power from the Sequential Switch. Refer to the picture below on how to connect both modules! Sequential Switch CV Expander is connected to the Sequential Switch via IN/OUT jack switching lugs, which means that if you patch something into IN/OUT jack, the relevant input gets disconnected from the CV Expander. If you use SS with CV Expander connected to sequence sound sources, make sure, you skip all steps that are not used (no patch cables connected)! If you do not do that, the DC from the CV Expander will get into the audio path and you will hear an undesired click.
The Acidbox III has adjustable input gain, therefore it works with various sound sources - guitars, units with line level signals (synthesizers, grooveboxes, etc.) and modular synths. Configurable control input allows you to connect a bypass footswitch, expression pedal, external cut-off control voltage source and LFO synchronization trigger. This makes the Acidbox an ideal companion in almost every production or live performance setup.
The heart of the Dual Limiter is a unique PWM gain control circuit. Combined with its intelligent detector, the result is a Classic sounding compressor/limiter without the traditional nose and distortion artefacts.
The DUAL LIMITER may be used as either a compressor or a limiter with all of the following:
- Multitrack or analogue recording device
- In a mixer's channel insert points
- Between a microphone preamp and signal processors
- Between pre-amplified electronic musical instruments (synthesizers, guitars, bass, samplers, acoustic instruments with pickups) and other line-level equipment