Ok so what if you had the ability to program a module to be whatever you want? Have you ever thought, “gee I could sure use an extra arpeggiator, function generator, gate generator etc etc”? Well now with the Ardcore you have the ability to have an “anything module” in your rack! The Ardcore is an excellent rendition of the Arduino based design which offers almost endless possibilities. It comes with over 40 pre-programmed sketches for you to download and use in it with many effects and even some sampled sounds available. Every rack needs an Ardcore!
Info from Dan Snazzelle from Snazzy FX:
the ardcore-whatever you need your modular to be today.
have you ever been in the middle of a patch and thought, “i sure wish i had a ____ in my system”. or how about, “i sure wish i had another _____.”
well start filling in the blanks with the snazzy fx ardcore. built around an arduino compatible chipset with all the controls you need for a eurorack module, the ardcore can fill almost any role you need it to.
with its built in usb port, cv ins, gate outs, dac out and clock in, you have everything you need to begin experimenting with programming, or simply browsing the library of over 45 programs, each which turns the ardcore into a completely different module!
for programmers and non-programmers alike:
all the code is available.
with an open source software foundation, you can be guaranteed that other people in the community will be contributing their own programs as well. and since it can be programmed from within the free arduino ide program, (osx, linux, or pc) its compatible with whatever computer you have.
and for people who have never programmed but think they might like to try, ardcore gives you a whole lot of material to mess around with. you can change a value or delete some lines, save it as a new program and upload it to the ardcore in no time at all. who knows, maybe you’ll even teach yourself how to write an amazing new module.
many of the sketches include clear commenting as well as reusable functions, so in many cases all you have to do to write a new sketch is copy a few functions, add a few values and debug a little bit.
each program uses the same familiar hardware. so no matter what you are working on, you have the same knobs and jacks which are referenced in the code. this makes it easy to use the programs too. and if you decide you need the pitch control to be on the top left knob instead of the bottom right, all you have to do is open up the program and change two values.
the current list of programs is pretty amazing. it is a bit hard to believe sometimes that the little avr chip can do so much.
while designed with cv in mind, the ardcore does have some audio abilities. included in the library is a delay fx program, a bit-crusher, a few waveshapers, a distortion or two, and a ring modulator. there is also a white noise generator, a square-wave vco, an fm oscillator, a bunch of glitchy/noisy programs, and a really amazing drum sample player complete with a program for uploading the samples.
on the cv side of things, the list is enormous, with quantizers, pattern generators, sequencers, cv recorders, scale generators, drunken walks, clock divider, a really nice arpeggiator, a triple output lfo, a waveshaped lfo, random gates, glissando, a shift register, and more
Click Here for manual/setup guide:
Heres and awesome video by Ross Healy from VICMOD!: