It took them some extra time (we first saw this module at Superbooth 2018, check our video below) but Bastl finally announced the upcoming availability of their 1983 four channel MIDI to CV interface for
The Ultimate Polyphony and Tuning Solution?
Polyphony and painless tuning might have partly been solved by some modular users thru elaborate hacks and expensive modules before but now
Here’s the official video for the 1983 module:
On top of
Because equal temperament with A tuned to 440 Hz does not suit all kinds of music and synthesis techniques,
1983 – 2019: Taking MIDI To The Next Level
You might wonder, what’s with the name of the module and its retro-futuristic design? Bastl
Here’s what they had to say about the concept behind 1983:
“Modular synthesizers use precise voltages to communicate pitch information (volt per octave) and such standard puts high demands on both oscillator and voltage source design and calibration while in most instances it leaves the final bit of calibration up to the user. Automatic tuning technical solutions were always used in polysynths and it was somewhat “easy” to do since they were closed systems. The open end architecture of
More information on the 1983 product page.
Pricing and availability:
1983 is available now for 270
First batch shipping early February.
Expect street price in Europe of: 326 eur incl. tax
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