Superbooth 22: U-he previewed 2 new module prototypes: an advanced 3-channel envelope generator & a multimode filter with adjustable core sound.
This year there wasn’t enough time for a video with Urs Heckmann at the U-he booth. Sorry, but for a chat about new products. There was a software prototype that cannot be reported on yet.
The big focus this year was on Eurorack modules, so on hardware. There were two interesting prototypes: an advanced multi-channel envelope and a unique filter.
The first Superbooth U-he prototype is a new advanced multi-channel envelope generator. The concept here is refreshing: each envelope has a different characteristic and functionality. Envelope 1 is a Korg Poly 800/Roland Juno-inspired ADBSSR envelope. It has an extra stage that gives you a break-point and slope between the decay and sustain phase. It can work in normal, one-shot, or loop mode. Unlike the other two, it has a polyphonic mode.
Then, you have envelope 2 with an AD characteristic featuring a hold phase with a fixed duration. This envelope only runs in one-shot or loop mode. So you can also use it as an LFO generator. The third and last envelope offers switchable A/R or ADSR mode with two selectable fixed sustain levels (50% or 100%). You can also trigger it via envelope 2.
Connection side, you have an additional output 2/3 with an OR operation that puts out the maximum of envelopes 2 and 3. The unnamed module has CV control over all faders and velocity on all three envelope levels.
The second unnamed prototype is a unique multimode cascade filter module that uses 2x SSI2164 chips by Sound Semiconductor. It gives you 12dB/18dB/24dB options. Eye-catching is a unique core temperature functionality that shapes the character of the core. It infuses some drive and distortion to the timbre. There is also a bass compensation functionality and the developers promise unusual resonance timbres.
Connections, the first two inputs have level control with input 1 having its own VCA and pre-filter gain while input 3 is fixed. It has three control inputs: the first CV controls the cutoff with amount control + VCA, the second also a cutoff, and the last the resonance. The module benefits from a post-filter VCA and from a post-filter mix in available via the Aux In.
The SSI2164 chips have additional VCAs onboard which have been made available at the bottom.
Interesting new modules from U-he. The filter protoype sounds already super tempting.
New U-he modules for Superbooth 22 availability and price TBA.
More information here: U-he