Modbap Modular by BeatPPL has introduced its Eurorack module Per4mer, a 14HP quad performance effects module inspired by beat-maker/DJ performance styles.
Whether momentarily engaging or latching FX, Per4mer offers an unrivaled and fun experience, allowing for a hands-on and CV/Gate controlled Eurorack effects performance interaction.
The basic principle of Per4mer is to feed in an audio input and to trigger on-the-fly effects, bringing DJ style live improvisation to a modular environment. Effects can be triggered simultaneously or individually where an inspiring effect palette combines to generate unique creative beats and melodies.
Per4mer includes 4 performance effects (Delay, Reverb, Glitch, Tape Stop) and 2 processing effects (Color processor & Compressor). Each of the 4 performance effects has its own set of 4 parameters controlled by the 4 knobs or CV inputs. Effects can be used simultaneously or individually allowing for a vast variety of creative effects combinations.
The Color processor allows for engaging any of the 4 coloration presets – Classic (12bit), LoFi (8 Bit), Saturation, and Wax. Combine any one of these color presets with the onboard Compressor and Side-Chain input to instantly transform any audio signal’s mood and vibe.
Engaging the Reverb along with the “12-bit classic” color option gives an incredibly lush lo-fi reverb sound while disengaging the color option allows the reverb to remain just as beautifully lush and hi-fi. The potential is nearly limitless.
Per4mer’s ‘Glitch’ effect is inspired by classic beat repeat and looper effects offering 4 controls – Wet/Dry (sound on sound), Loop size, Pitch, and reverse. Conversely, the Tape Stop effect allows for the perfect punctuation of any audio signal.
- 4 no-click 24mm mini arcade buttons (life cycle rated at 10 million button presses).
- 4 knobs to control 4 parameters per effect.
- 4 performance effects (Delay, Reverb, Glitch & Tape Stop).
- 2 processing effects (Color and Compressor).
- 4 fixed color presets (Classic (12bit), LoFi (8 Bit), Saturation, and Wax).
- Sidechain input.
- Side-chain detection– (activate side-chaining via side-chain input, clock input, or tap tempo).
- Clock input.
- Tap tempo.
- CV control over knobs.
- Gate inputs to trigger the arcade buttons.
- Stereo input and output.
- Built on the ElectroSmith Daisy platform.
Per4mer is now available to preorder at a retail price of $399 USD. It is expected to start shipping in November 2020.
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