Erica Synths has announced two new compressors for modular systems. The company extends its mki x es.EDU series collaboration with Moritz Klein with the new EDU DIY Compressor, a simple but powerful module that aims to impart a professional polish in your modular system, allowing you to shape the dynamics of your sound.

Sonically, it adds punch and consistency to your patches. Whether you’re looking to beef up your basslines, add sustain to your leads, or tame the peaks of your percussion, this circuit has you covered.

Erica Synths and Moritz Klein’s educational DIY kits (mki x es.EDU) were developed with with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. Rather than just soldering and racking, these kits were mean to take users through the entire circuit design process step by step, explaining the rationale behind every circuit design choice and and how it impacts the finished module.

Each mki x es.EDU kit is simple and is comes with extensive user manuals which can be downloaded separately — this is in lieu of customer support in case your DIY build fails to function or similar.

Also new is the Stereo Compressor Eurorack module, which is perfect for optimizing and shaping percussive sounds.

Most people agree: everything sounds better with compression! Whether your drum sounds require an extra bit of pressure, or a subtle touch to make your modular mix more nimble and tight, the Erica Synths Stereo Compressor will make your live performances a joy. The module has been expressly optimized for percussion sounds and is a perfect addition to any Erica Synths Drum module rig. The Stereo sidechain can be used to animate melodic layers on the beat and to bring your Basslines to life.

Erica Synths Stereo Compressor

Stereo Compressor features

  • THAT chip-based stereo compressor.
  • DC coupled sidechain.
  • Gain, Threshold and Compression Amount (Ratio) settings.
  • Stereo Link for level detectors.
  • Bypass switch.
  • 8 segment output level VU meter.

The EDU DIY compressor is priced 65 EUR, while the Stereo Compressor is 170 EUR.

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