As part of the Voltage Modular 1500 Module Celebration, Cherry Audio and MRB are delighted to announce the release of Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular, a set of effects, oscillators, and filters inspired by a classic line of analog rack-mounted signal processors from the 1970s and ‘80s. Rackmode Modules are nine new modules exclusively for the Voltage Modular platform based on Cherry Audio's acclaimed Rackmode Signal Processors plugins released earlier this year.
The Rackmode components have been expertly adapted to the modular workflow and maintain the elegant look and heritage of the rack-mounted enclosures. Award-winning synth designer Mark Barton's (MRB) proprietary DSP coding reproduces every sonic nuance with circuit-precise emulations based on the original rack-mounted hardware.
Redesigned for Voltage Modular, these new modules extend the capabilities of Cherry Audio's Rackmode Signal Processors, recently heralded by Rob Mitchell of Soundbytes Magazine as "a winning tribute to the famous yet rare rack mount units of yesteryear." Most modules are available individually or as the Rackmode Modules Collection for a special introductory price of $69 for the complete bundle (regularly $99). A 50% discount is available for customers who previously purchased the Rackmode Signal Processors VST bundle.
Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular
Rackmode 16 Channel Vocoder is an effect module that replicates and expands the classic rack-mounted vocoder initially released in 1978, which was originally marketed as the Bode model 7702. It has been updated from the original hardware to include stereo carrier inputs and stereo outputs, and improves upon the VST versions with independent left/right formant modulation routing.
Rackmode Vocal Source Oscillator is a special dual-oscillator module with a unique "glottal" waveform that reproduces both the tonal and "air" sounds of the human vocal tract. Vocal Source Oscillator is optimized for use with the VM Rackmode Vocoder module, but it can independently be utilized as a standard 1V/oct audio oscillator.
Rackmode Poly Vocal Source Oscillator is functionally identical to the standard Vocal Source Oscillator module but it has polyphonic pitch and gate CV input jacks, and multi-voice capabilities.
Rackmode 16 Channel Vocoder, Vocal Source Oscillator, and Poly Vocal Source Oscillator are available as the Rackmode Vocoder Bundle for $35, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode Phaser is an effect module that replicates a classic 12 stage rack-mounted phaser, one of the best-sounding phasers ever made. It’s very flexible and capable of various phasing colors and tones that go from the subtle to the extreme, and features numerous mod options including a flexible onboard LFO or external independent modulation for both left and right phaser networks. Rackmode Phaser is available as a single module for $20, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode Ring Modulator is a processor module that precisely emulates the rare Bode frequency shifter and offers a thoroughly unique way to process audio signals. It includes an audio oscillator with range controls and multiple waveforms. Rackmode Ring Modulator is available as a single module for $15, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode String Filter comprises 36 high-Q parallel bandpass filters arrayed throughout the musical range. When simple waveforms are played through it, the String Filter imparts a woody richness to the sound to mimic acoustic string instruments. Rackmode String Filter is available as a single module for $20, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode Frequency Shifter is an effect module that replicates the vintage Bode frequency shifter and transforms the entire frequency spectrum of the signal up or down by up to 5000 Hz, even simultaneously. The shift amount can be modulated via the onboard low-frequency oscillator. Rackmode Frequency Shifter is available as a single module for $20, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode Ten Band Graphic EQ is an equalizer that provides frequency bands with Drive and Gain controls and is useful for "carving" sonic landscapes. Rackmode Ten Band Graphic EQ is available as a single module for $10, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
Rackmode Three Band Parametric EQ is an equalizer that includes a unique Drive knob that lends a gentle saturation to signals. It contains two identical EQs "under the hood" and can be used with mono or stereo signals. Rackmode Three Band Parametric EQ is available as a single module for $10, exclusively from the Cherry Audio store.
At an introductory price of $69, the complete Rackmode Modules Collection for Voltage Modular is the latest "must-have" bundle of modules for aficionados of vintage analog synthesis and audio processing. It's a no-brainer for existing Voltage Modular users and, for new users, it's fully compatible with our FREE Voltage Modular Nucleus Edition, with no operational limitations. The modules may be demoed with the full Rackmode Module Collection demo for up to seven days. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.