The Black & Gold Shared System is Make Noise's flagship Eurorack synthesizer system. It includes many of their most functional modules: Maths, the DPO, the Optomix, the modDemix, the Echophon, the Erbe-Verb, and now includes the Morphagene, along with many of their controller modules: the Rene, Pressure Points, and the famous modulation source, the Wogglebug. The case includes an extra 1U row, with buffered multiples, an external input and preamp, and a TRS output with independent Left and Right inputs. With this collection of modules, analog warmth, FM, and granularization are all accessible styles, blending in a new and postmodern form. The Rene sequencer and Pressure Points gives tactile control over the Black & Shared system, allowing one to perform on it, and not just patch. There are a few blank panels to provide room for growth. All this is then housed in a heavy duty industrial feeling case for easy transport and protection. The Black & Gold Shared System is one for the record books.
Black & Gold Shared System Features
Make Noise Shared System in Black & Gold as used by founder Tony Rolando
New School Sequencing: René
Human/ Expression Control: Pressure Points
Dual Analog Oscillator: DPO
Voltage Controlled Pitch Shifting and Echo: Echophon
Dual Analog Control Voltage generator: Maths
Complex Random Voltage Generator: Wogglebug
Dual Low Pass Gate: Optomix
Balanced Modulation: modDemix
Voltage Controlled DSP (Digital Signal Processing): Morphagene
modeless, continuously variable voltage controlled reverb: Erbe-Verb
7U case w/ power supply and AC Adapter, Ready to Play
Ships with 30 Ad Infinitum patch cables
Free blanking panels as appropriate
Comes with Lid, Highly portable, Meets requirements for carry-on luggage
Demo of the Make Noise Black And Gold Shared System eurorack modular synthesizer at Perfect Circuit audio.
This patch features nearly all modules of the Shared System. Phonogene is used to capture a few seconds of raw oscillator sound, "arpeggiated" by manually controlling the Gene Size parameter. Phonogene and DPO are then summed through Optomix and processed through Echophon and Erbe Verb (each modulated with Wogglebug's various random voltage outputs) to add a squishy, amorphous ambience to their otherwise simple timbres. Using Wogglebug and Maths as clock sources to advance Rene and strike Optomix, the patch's rhythmic components weave in and out of sync to form a spacy mass of evolving melodic and rhythmic haze. The CV bus keeps signal routing as discreet as possible, leaving key controls uncluttered by multicolor spaghetti.