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WIN! Malekko Ecosystem Eurorack Modules

WIN yourself a five-module Malekko Ecosystem, worth $1425!

The Malekko Ecosystem is a total solution for live performance in the Eurorack format, with the unique ability to save and recall presets across multiple modules — and we’re giving away a five-module system to the lucky winner of this SOS competition!

The Varigate 4+ is a four-channel, eight-step sequencer with the option to output both CV (quantised or unquantised) and gates simultaneously. It features 16 preset banks, glide per step, scale options, fine and course tempo adjustment, probability and randomise functions, repeats per step, pulse‑width control and more. It also acts as the system’s master module and clock: connect the Voltage Block, Quad LFO, Quad Envelope and Quad VCA modules to the same power bus within your case and, once you’ve set the parameters of all of these modules to your liking, save a Varigate 4+ preset and all module parameters within the Ecosystem are saved and are now recallable. All of the sequencers included in these modules will sync up with the Varigate 4+ as well.

This combination of control modules with preset capabilities is a serious game-changer in the world of Eurorack. Now let’s talk about the modules included in the ecosystem. With eight independent 16-stage CV sequencers packed with performance features and presets, the Voltage Block is the ultimate CV tool. You can create quantised or unquantised sequences for each output, record your modulation changes, tie sequences together, mute outputs on the fly, randomise your outputs, and so much more. There is a reason this module lives in so many racks around the world; the feature set, for its size, is unparalleled.

The Quad LFO sends control voltage out in the shape of a waveform. Available shapes include sine, ramp, saw, triangle and pulse, and you can morph through these shapes using the Shape slider. You can send these four distinct LFOs directly out to other modules for frequency modulation, VCA control, filter control, and so on. Each LFO includes three speed settings: fast, slow and tempo/clock-based. What makes this Quad LFO module so different is that it also includes a 16-step automation sequencer for each channel. Record your movements between waveforms and level parameters and play them back from the Varigate 4+ master module.

Like the Quad LFO, the Quad Envelope also includes a 16-step automation sequencer for recording envelope parameter changes. Animating an envelope has never been more fun! The Quad Envelope includes four individual AHDSR envelope generators with three speeds, trigger, gate, loop or gate/loop settings, tempo-sync and more.

The Quad VCA is an advanced four-channel, voltage‑controlled amplifier with an analogue signal path. Each individual channel includes an audio or CV input, output, bi-polar CV inputs for modulation, and mutes. It also includes Scan Mode and a mix output.

Ecosystem's ability to recall presets for multiple modules in your Eurorack system at once is truly unique.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, answer the questions shown and submit your entry here by Friday 06 December 2019. Good luck!

Prizes kindly donated by Malekko Heavy Industry.

More info: https://malekkoheavyindustry.com

competition rules

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