vulcan modulator2 is go

It’s still a bit too early to drop a shipping date, but not too early to confirm that the Vulcan2 has gone into production.

It’s got all the functionality of the original + updated LFO’s w/ resets + all the features of the Vulcan Logic* all in one package.

It’s also XMOD compatible (XMOD will add additional CV controls)

Patch TCG

from the site:

“I wanted to create something that would force me to make choices that I wasn’t thinking to make.

What started as a tool created to expand my own skills and creativity with the modular, became something even better. Something that anyone with a modular could use to do the same, in flexible and unique ways, tailored to their needs. I’m excited to have made something that can help the entire modular community grow their skills and connections to what I think is the most personal and expressive instrument available to musicians.”

Modular Synthesis on the Moon

from synthtopia

Modular Sound Synthesis On the Moon is a deep, hands-on introduction to modular synthesis. The book is a project of Modular Moon, a modular synthesis school located in Amsterdam. The book presents the School’s curriculum in printed form. But, while the book originated as a teaching aid for the class, it’s been expanded to be a tool for learning synthesis, a reference book and a gorgeous general introduction to Euroack modular systems”

SALE 11/27-11/30

Dual Cyclotron Black Panel $200 (reg $300)

Chaos Computer (blem) $400 (reg $575)

AFG (blem) $335 (reg $375)

Dalek Modulator $225 (reg $250)

Frequensteiner (blem) $180 (reg $200)

to place and order leave a comment with the items you’d like to purchase below* (it automatically goes to email) and I will follow up to complete the transaction.

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DUAL CYCLOTRON 7 Black Panel Blowout

$200 ea + shipping


to place your order – leave a comment below* and I will contact you to complete the transaction

This is a production version of the Dual Cyclotron7 with PCB front Panel.
Complex LFO/ModulatorMain LFO is modulated by the summed output of the 2 Upper Cyclotrons before additional waveshaping is applied enroute to the MAIN OUT
Each Cyclotron has selectable waveforms with SYMMETRY controlEach Cyclotron has 3 speed ranges (ultra slow through audio rate)
A 4th modulation source can be added via the EXTERNAL IN
AUXILIARY OUT is the raw summed output of the summed CYCLOTRONS prior to the INTENSITY control

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black friday cyber monday yes

I’ll be running a sale beginning Friday November 27 – ending Monday November 30

Newsletter recipients will receive advance access to deals. You can sign up by leaving a comment below*

(needed a photo so: “battle rig”)

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module status 20201116

All of the numbered launch units of the Voltage Mechanic have shipped to customers and dealers. Many thanks to everyone who supported the development and launch of Livewire’s newest module via the prototype promotion and reservation period.

Next module on deck will be the Dual Bissell Generator2. DBG is currently under PCB evaluation and still on schedule to be released in mid December 2020.

Vulcan Modulator2 is in PCB layout with the goal of ordering prototypes on Nov 27. Product is on track for finish units to begin shipping mid Jan 2021.

Current availability is as follows:

Dual Cyclotron – AVAILABLE

Frequensteiner3 – AVAILABLE

Dalek Modulator – AVAILABLE

Vulcan Modulator – Jan 2021 (updated)

Dual Bissell Generator – DEC 2020 (updated)


Chaos Computer – AVAILABLE

Voltage Mechanic – AVAILABLE

module status

Voltage Mechanic production PCBs just landed and will be delivered sometime today. Frequensteiner4 and Dual Bissel2 prototype PCBs arrive tomorrow.

busy weekend imminent

Voltage Mechanic “soon”

Production PCBs and front panels ordered – shipping begins after evaluation: “soon” (mid- late NOV)

Thank you for the feedback on the initial panel design, the updates were based on your feedback.

Check back here for updates or leave a comment to be added to the notifications/newsletter

Voltage Mechanic Prototype Sale (SOLD OUT)


In 2011 a short run of PCBs was done to produce a protoype Voltage Mechanic for the NAMM demo system. One unit was completed for the show. The remaining PCBs are being handbuilt will available for sale.

(Production and Kit versions will be available soon)

If you’d like to purchase one of these contact me via the comment section.

Voltage Mechanic Specs:

Function: 4 input Control Voltage Processor w Sample and Hold

SPANNER: Variable Phase/Amplitude Control (center = no signal)
HAMMER: Voltage Offset
HACKSAW (switches) Half Wave Rectification:

  • = 0 to +5v
    center = no rectification
  • = 0 to -5v

4 individual post process CV Outputs
MIX Output
RATCHET VOLTAGE OUT (Sample/Hold Output)

AFGs available

Refurbished AFGs are available at the Reverb store.

These are units that failed initial inspection and have been brought up to specs. There may be a few scratch and dents on the panels. Basically – 100% functional (but couldn’t be sold as new)

Get yours here and keep checking back for future deals (maybe even some cases…)


User manual for the AFG coming soon


The current objective is a one page “quick start”.

If the user (you) would prefer something more “in depth”, please submit your desires in the comments.

A separate post will serve as a working draft (or a living manual) for your review.

(DISCLAIMER: Comments will be delayed pending moderation. The comment system is literally defenseless against the waves of cyrilic text that come in every day)