Rossum Electro-Music today announced they will be previewing their Morpheus Stereo Morphing Z-Plane Filter at the 2016 NAMM show in Anaheim from January 21 through January 24.
Based on the groundbreaking 14-pole Z-Plane Filters that Dave Rossum invented for the E-mu System’s Morpheus synthesizer, Rossum Electro-Music’s Morpheus Eurorack module includes over 190 filter configurations. Each configuration is composed of up to 8 complex filters that one can picture as being at the corners of a three dimensional cube. Morpheus then gives users the ability to smoothly interpolate between those 8 filters within the cube’s three dimensional space.
Due to processor limitations back in the day, the original Morpheus was capable of real-time morphing between filter configurations in only one dimension. Interpolation in the frequency and transform dimensions were set at note-on and remained static for the remainder of the note. But even with that limitation, Morpheus offered sonic capabilities that are unmatched to this day.
With Rossum Electro-Music’s new Morpheus module, musicians and sound designers now get simultaneous real-time manual and CV control of all three dimensions, for dynamic timbral effects unlike anything ever heard before.
Morpheus features include:
- Over 190 14-pole filter configurations
- Real-time manual and CV control of Frequency, Morphing and Transformation
- The ability to save hundreds of customized filter configurations
- A sequencer for stepping through filter configurations under trigger or clock control
- A large OLED display for programming and realtime display of morphing
- Like all Rossum Electro-Music digital modules, all parameters are available for adjustment with a single button press. No menu diving
Morpheus will be available this spring from Rossum Electro-Music dealers worldwide.