Make noise mainly in Eurorack experimental modules such as Morphagene and Maths. But a few years ago, he made a play for a more entry-level space with 0-Coast, a compact modular synthesizer that blends the two popular schools of fusion, the East Coast and the West Coast (hence the name “no” coast). The company expanded this line with 0-CTRL last year, a variable sequencer and controller for modular systems. The latest entry in the affordable, desktop format is Strega (Italian for witch), a sophisticated drone machine created in collaboration with Alessandro Cortini, who is perhaps best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, but also released the incredible “Illusion Of Time”
The core of the Strega is an analog generator combined with a sandy but musical delay. The delay is built around a karaoke delay (most likely PT2399) with three unsynchronized taps. This means that this is not really an idea of rhythmic echo, but of creating a sense of space and thickening of the sound. Since it’s just one, monophonic voice, adding that a little load is essential. To add more drama and a little more bite, there is also a function for folding the wave, as well as a cyclic envelope to create movement.