Light up your music with a lightning-fuelled synth

Infuse your music with the elements with a synth module that overdrives your music with actual lightning.

The digital age of music has brought with it many innovations and developers are always looking for new and unique ways to create music like never before. Latvian developers, Erica Synths have unveiled their new eurorack synth module that truly puts the sound of electricity behind your music.

The Plasma Drive integrates a Tesla coil into an overdrive synth that boosts audio signal to 3000 volts. Using “a new and previously unexplored method” the module transforms your audio into a series of continuous high-voltage discharges in a xenon-filled tube.

Erica Synths worked with another Latvian company, Gamechanger Audio, who are responsible for the Plasma Pedal. The natural predecessor to the Plasma Drive, the pedal infused a Tesla coil into a distortion pedal for guitars and basses providing a uniquely elemental crunch for real high voltage rock.

They both have the same effect on your sound but Erica have brought it to synth racks as part of their Erica Fusion Series. The Plasma Drive module offers CV control over distortion and dry/wet mix and octave up and 1 and 2 octaves down tracking oscillators to create even more harmonics.

The Plasma Drive will be released on the 20th February for €310. If you’re interested in the Plasma Pedal you can nab yourself one of them for €247 from Gamechanger’s site.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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