First of all, I wish all of you, our customers and the AE Modular community a very happy, healthy and successful new year! Here at tangible waves we are looking forward to doing our part of providing you with new and improved products which we hope will inspire you to be creative and make the music you want.
While we had a few major products released last year, the CIRRUS Classic, RAINS and most importantly the SAMPLYR, I think that the most exciting product wasn't actually a module, but the new Quickswap Case. This incredible versatile new case system was designed by Toms aka Kyaa and is produced here at tangible waves in partnership. The fact that this case makes it so easy to swap modules in and out will change how people use modular synths fundamentally and I think that by adopting this new case, people will move towards smaller systems which they configure on the fly for each musical occasion.
Another big development of which we will definitely hear and see more of this year is the new modular MIDI system which was initially created by John Tuffen aka Wonkystuff and which you can already experiment with by using his first batch of modules mb/1, mco/1 and the like. However tangible waves has come to an agreement with John and we will produce a joint standards document so that all manufacturers can create modules which can listen and talk MIDI via patch cable. This standards document is also supported by Sean, a computer science professor who is currently working with us on preparing this standard for submission to the Sound and Music Computing conference (SMC 2024) and thereby giving this incredible academic rigour. Watch this space, there are a number of very powerful and exciting new modules in the design and prototyping stages already.
We are also very much looking forward to the first official SupAEbooth where tangible waves and the major 3rd party manufacturers Kyaa, Wonkystuff, Keurslagerkurt and M4vrick will share one large stand at Superbooth 24 and present a variety of AE Modular which hasn't been seen before at this venue.
This beautiful track is just perfect to gently guide us into the new year.
While George aka Orchid's Void usually combines many synths for his tracks, this one is made exclusively with the AE system going into a reverb pedal. Check it out!
This fully AE arranged track is almost "old school" in that it is all AE without external synths or effects. It's a great showcase of the system and the various third party modules.
Anti f:Orm vol. 10 - Track by pt3r
This compilation of interesting soundscapes features one track by our master of ambience, check it out and consider buying it!
Cold's Creep by Black Warrior Lures
It's winter in half the world and this album celebrates the cold, the snow but also the hope for spring. This album feels a bit different to Damon's other albums with being more ambient, but the sounds are just as intriguing as ever. Check it out and please consider buying it!
Patch Challenge #31 - Bring the beat back
Here are a few contenders for this drum oriented patch challenge. You can still submit your own tracks here:
LED Strip Module
This is a very funky lightshow connected straight to what's happening in your AE Modular. Check it out in the video above. You will find more info and discussion about this on the forum:
AE Modular Online Meeting
Robert Langer, founder of tangible waves. Here, I will share some thoughts, background infos and news about AE modular and tangible waves.