ALM Busy Circuits System Coupe

£1,899.00
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ALM's first complete system. Equipped with special-editions of well known & loved modules as well as some new unique modules. MIDI integration, multi-channel sampling, plenty of gates, clocks and modulation, a novel sequencer, oscillator, multimode filter, mixing and VCAs and output section - a powerful system, for sure!

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Details

Details

ALM's first complete eurorack system

A unique modern approach to audio production featuring pattern creation and sequencing, modulation, sampling, numerous sound sources and DAW integration combining analog and digital technologies in a unique fully patchable fun, flexible & creative environment.

Use the Coupe as a creative tool to create new original musical ideas and phrases, an enjoyable pursuit to take on travels, a flexible instrument for live sets or imaginative first, or ongoing, steps into modern modular synthesis. The System Coupe works great on its own or in partnership with your existing set up.

Featuring 3 new modules, designed with the Coupe system in mind.

The Milton is a utility module that providing amplification for external line-level sources, a 1-in-3-out buffered mult, an attenuator and 4 input fixed gain mixer - providing some very useful functionality without demanding too much space.

The MCF is a classic analogue multimode filter with resonance featuring hi, band and low pass outputs wth voltage control of both frequency and resonance. It can be used as a sine wave oscillator at higher resonance settings with v/oct tracking over pitch.

The basic mult allows signals to be duplicated to multiple destinations.

Powerful Squid Salmple at the core

Capable of handling the recording and playback of up to 8 channels of both audio and CV with the Squid Salmple at the care. Use it simply as a percussive voice or take advantage of the flexibility of the module to create polyphonic voices, a super controlled delay or even a CV sequencer.

Each order comes with a royalty-free library of curated samples, created specifically for the module.

The system's VCO is the small but mighty MCO, a morphing wavetable oscillator with 3 simultaneous outputs. It features a normal wave output, octave down sub-oscillator output and a special pulse width modulation wavetable output. There are 4 PWM types which can be applied to all 10 wave shapes.

The Tangle Quartet supplies 4 transparent & clean summed VCAs, from which you can mix, shape and route audio. Sculpt further with the MCF multi-mode filter - 3 simultaneous outputs under full voltage control.

Numerous sequencing & endless modulation opportunities

Pamela's New Workout is a staple in the Eurorack world. Use for synced triggers, gates, envelopes and quantised CV sequences all rhythmically synced to a core BPM. Patterns can be structured on euclidean rules, then looped on beats for a repeating structure or not, if preferred.

The Megaslope can be used as an advanced multi-stage envelope, an LFO and step sequencer with programmable slides. When combining the 5 sequencer stages with Pamela's New Workout's flexible CV and gate outputs, the Megaslope it is capable of great variation. Unlike many sequencers, the level of each step and slide times may be voltage controlled.

The mmMidi and expander provide the means for more conventional Midi sequencing and can fully drive the system with multiple CV, gate and trigger outputs. The adventurous types may even want to sample CV patterns into the Squid Salmple for playback and saving to the USB memory.

Versatile connectivity

The mmMidi, HPO and Milton allow for connection to the outside world.

The mmMidi and expander bring in Midi control, mapping 3 Midi channels - 2 channels for Midi to CV conversion (v/oct, gate & velocity) and another for up to 8 triggers.

Clean headphone output with the HPO which also doubles as a line-level source for mixers, audio interfaces, etc.

Milton takes line-level signals and amplifies them up to modular level for further processing in the system.

The Squid Salmple is capable of loading and saving WAV sample files to the USB stick from a computer. DAW markers can be translated into cue sets for precisely composing saved start and end time positions per sample.

The System includes the special editions of (some of our favourite modules):

  • mmMidi & trigger expander
  • Pamela’s New Workout
  • Quaid Megaslope
  • Squid Salmple
  • MCO
  • Tangle Quartet
  • HPO

As well as some new, unique modules:

  • MCF (a multimode filter)
  • Milton (Utility mixer, buffer + more)
  • Mult (a non buffered mult).

These special edition modules each sport matt grey panels, white screens, magenta and blue knobs and housed in a custom compact 84hp case with an international power supply.


Included with each order:

  • Coupe system & modules
  • Included patch cables;
    • 15cm (x5)
    • 30cm (x10)
    • 60cm (x5)
    • 90cm (x2)
    • 120cm (x1)
  • MIDI DIN to TRS adapter cable
  • Squid Salmple USB sample library key
  • Universal 12V power supply
  • Getting started manual
  • Sticker sheet

Specifications

Specifications

Specification Parameters
  • Dimentions: 435mm x 132mm x 66mm
  • Weight: 2200g
  • Size: 3U, 84HP
  • Power: 12V 1.5A (approx)
  • Connectivity:
    → TRS MIDI IN
    → Line levle in
    → Line/Headphone out
Included Modules
  • ALM023 / mmMidi & mmT expander
  • ALM017 / Pamela's NEW Workout
  • ALM020 / QUAID MEGASLOPE
  • ALM027 / MULT
  • ALM022 / SQUID SALMPLE
  • ALM024 / Milton
  • ALM021 / MCO
  • ALM025 / MCF
  • ALM009 / Tangle Quartet
  • ALM019 / HPO

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