Roman Filippov, founder of Sputnik Modular, leaked two new modules yesterday and they look pretty darn exciting. With a growing stable of modules currently on the market, Sputnik has had a number of hits this year. The Dual Oscillator module appears to be hugely popular, and with a 16 Step Sequencer and haptic touchplate Keyboard coming soon, buzz is whirling around what might be next from the cosmonaut-inspired outfit.
The images, which are tagged “#namm2016” referring to the upcoming NAMM show (something to look forward to), show naked PCB builds covered with LED indicators. At first glance, it appears to resemble one large graphic equalizer. However upon closer inspection, there are actually two modules.
One is rather large, including a number of ports and buttons. The other seems to include the same LED-laden panel, with no cable ports, leading me to assume this is an expansion module for the larger unit. However these are prototypes, so they may not be fully assembled. The images are also tagged “#sequencer” strongly suggesting that this is some sort of complex sequencer.
Sputnik has been carving out a space for themselves as a reliable source for Buchla clone modules. This new prototype tease suggests they may be branching out beyond the Buchla-inspired units, into a more experimental Eurorack universe.
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