The TBD module is a multifunctional DSP (digital signal processing) module that includes more than 30 different synthesis and audio processing plugins. It is a collaboration project between CTAG Kiel (an academic working group of Kiel University of Applied Sciences), instrumentsofthings.com (who produce this module for Eurorack) and tangiblewaves.
The module looks quite simplistic with it's only three knobs and three buttons, but the power lies in the web based user interface for editing and storing the parameters. For editing, the module is connected via USB to your computer and a small software tool running here is the bridge to the editing of the parameters via your web browser. IMPORTANT TO KNOW: When the editing is done, the module runs autonomously, without a computer!
Up to 10 favourites can be stored on the module and be chosen by the CONFIG button.
Dynamic control of the modules' parameters works via the two CV inputs and two trigger inputs (which are linked to two buttons), and two knobs are also available for live tweaking parameters. The assignment of inputs/knobs to actual parameters is done in the web based user interface.
Please note that the TBD module has mono audio input and output (compared to the Eurorack version which is stereo); plugins that do stereo audio work also in the AE TBD, but only on one channel. ("Why only mono?" you might ask; the limitation to mono is due to licensing agreements to keep the module price in the usual AE range.
The contained plugins are:
Talkbox (Vocoder), MSxxNoise (MS20 filter and Stone Phaser), Antique (Old Record / Tape Effect), Subotnik (Huge Modulations), VctrSyn, SpaceFX, Formantor, Bjorklund, Karpuskl, APCpp, Retroactor, Rompler (sample playback), WTOsc (custom wavetable), Claude (ported MI granular audio processor), BBeats, CStrip, CStripM, EveryTrim, MISVF, TBD03, PolyPad, TBDings (ported MI resonator), TBDaits (Ported MI Macro Oscillator), TBDeeps (ported MI Wavetable Oscillator), DustLoop, Dust, SubSynth, Sine Source, Simple VCA, SDelay, Plate Reverb, Pink Noise, MiVerb, MiVerb2, MiPShift, MiEnsemble, MiChorus, HiHat1, G-Verb, Freeverb, FBDlyLine, EChorus, Progen Reverb, CDelay
Wanna hear this beast? You can here on the IOT Soundcloud playlist.
You can find more information about this module (soon) on the AE Modular Wiki.
(Price without VAT; for buyers inside the EU 19% VAT will be added to the shown price = 129,71€)