Endorphin.es' Blk_Noir is a 7-voice analog drum synthesizer in eurorack modular format. Though it uses Roland’s CR-78 as a point of departure, Blk_Noir is inherently darker, harsher, and deeper. Its discrete analog circuits are blended with unhealthy doses of spectral animation and digital noise, adding to its brooding character. Its voices consist of kick, snare, closed and open hats, tambourine, cymbals, and a metallic membrane. Kick, snare, and tambourine voices enjoy their own dedicated outputs, while open/closed hi-hats are summed through their own output alongside a cymbal/membrane output. There's also a summed master stereo output, which houses a resonance filter for a little extra flavor. Additionally, the module boasts an effects processor with 8 wicked algorithms for advanced sonic depravity. Combined, these features make Blck_Noir one of the most formidable percussion modules in all of eurorack. While it is suitable for dark techno and EBM, its comprehensive capabilities and inherent open-endedness mean it can easily find its way into any electronic music genre.
7 analog drum voices
Voices include bass drum, snare, tambourine, closed/open hats, metal, and cymbal
Current draw: 240 mA @ +12V, 75mA @ -12V, 0 mA @ 5V
Product Demo Videos
Endorphin.es Blck_Noir Eurorack Drum Synth
Endorphin.es Blck_Noir module is a full set of drum voices including a kick, snare, tambourine, hats, cymbal and metallic sound. The circuits are mostly analog with an interesting digital noise generator. There is a built in filter with resonance as well as a mixer with a send that goes to a DSP effects processor with some great sounding reverbs and delays. Each drum sound can also be used individually and there is an aux input so you could use and external effect on a drum like we did with the Strymon Magneto in this video.
Neutron With Malekko Sequencing And Blck_Noir Drums
The Behringer Neutron semi-modular synth is generating the synth line, with the Endorphin.es Blck_Noir making the drums. The Malekko Varigate 4+, Voltage Block, Quad Envelope and Quad LFO are providing all of the modulation and sequencing for both the drums and synth. The drums are run through the Eventide Euro DDL delay module.
The Neutron has two 3340 oscillators, a state variable VCF and a built in delay and distortion.
Endorphin.es BLCK_NOIR Analog Drum Synthesizer Reviews