A few months ago Qu-Bit Electronix announced they were working on Nebulae v2, a powerful granular sampler with DSP platform, causing a stir in the Eurorack world. Well, the time has come!
Nebulae v2 is shipping today Friday, May 11th!
What’s Nebulae v2?
We could just cut it short saying that if you’re into sound mangling, Nebulae v2 is likely going to be your next favorite module. It’s versatile yet intuitive (no menu diving), performance-friendly with 6 knobs and live audio input (up to 5 minutes), a USB port to load extra audio and more nifty features. We’re hooked!
But let’s hear what the company has to say on their new toy: “Its phase vocoder audio engine provides elastic audio, which can be time stretched, granularized, and mangled to no end. With independent control over pitch and speed, and granular controls such as overlap, window, and density, finding new sonic territory is only a knob turn away. Nebulae can use live audio input, a recorded buffer, or audio files as the source material for its powerful audio manipulations. The live input buffer can record up to five minutes of stereo audio at 48kHz, 24 bit. In addition, up to 75 MB of stereo audio can be loaded simultaneously through the USB port. No naming convention or special formatting necessary; just plug and play.”
The Double Life Of Nebulae (Kieślowski, anyone?)
Nebulae lives a double life as an open source DSP platform with an extensive library of off the shelf alternate instruments. You can turn the module into a lush reverb, spectral delay, or tape-style looper simply by loading a new file onto the flash drive. Do you want to tweak one aspect of an existing instrument, even the default functionality? No problem. No prior coding knowledge is necessary to tweak and refine existing firmware to your liking or start with one of our templates. Alternate firmware files can be written with Pure Data, Csound, SuperCollider, and even bare-bones C programs.
At A Glance
– Granular sampler with time stretching capabilities
– 5 minute stereo recording buffer at 48kHz, 24 bit (In addition to file playback buffer)
– No naming convention or special formatting necessary for file playback
– Supports Pure Data, Csound, and SuperCollider alternate instrument files
– Ships with loaded USB flash drive ready to use
– Black aluminum front panel
$429. To order visit the Qu-Bit web page.