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The 500 Series is not a modular synthesizer format but a modular audio processing stack and was originally developed by API.

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There are 540 500 Series modules to choose from. Users build 2927 Racks in this universe.

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  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Yesterday, 13:47
    We have some good news! After the big wave of interest on the Superbooth we were almost immediately sold out. But the production is up and running again and a next small batch of masters, P2B8, P10 and G8 will hit our store at exactly 16:00 UTC this Friday. 
  • ph modular K-2 MAIN PCB extension Black version ph modular  Sunday September 26, 13:53
  • Joranalogue Audio Design Step 8 Joranalogue Audio Design  Sep 16th, 18:40
    Our SUPERBOOTH21 announcements conclude with Step 8, a sequential tracking/sampling register in 16 HP. Step 8 represents a new type of modular building block: a sequential tracking/sampling register, which can be configured to provide a wide variety of functions. These include sequencers, sequential switches, counters, analogue shift registers... More details: 
  • Tubbutec 6m0d6 Tubbutec  Sep 13th, 09:17
    6m0d6 - a TR-606 based eurorack module with loads of additional parameters and features 
  • New Systems Instruments Inertia New Systems Instruments  Sep 11th, 16:29
    Announcing a new module, Inertia! Inertia is a universal movement simulator. It generates output curves from input stimuli and the weight of its own motion—that is, its inertia. Just as Newton described the motion of the planets and the motion of earthly bodies with a single set of laws, so too Inertia brings together several seemingly disparate musical functions with a single, elegant abstraction. 
  • Klavis Quadigy Klavis  Aug 23rd, 13:26
    The flagship quad envelope generator gets a firmware update. Now V1.23 brings various fixes and subtle improvements. Thank to Rainer for the feedback ;-) 
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Top Modules rated by users

  1. Elysia Nvelope 500 Ø 5.00 (4)
  2. Smart Research C1LA Ø 5.00 (3)
  3. API 550A Ø 5.00 (3)
  4. Elysia Xfilter 500 Ø 5.00 (3)
  5. Serpent SB4001 Ø 5.00 (3)
  6. Kush Audio Electra Ø 5.00 (3)
  7. Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph Ø 5.00 (2)
  8. Louder Than Liftoff Chop Shop Void Corp Edition Ø 5.00 (2)
  9. IGS Audio S-Type 500 Ø 5.00 (2)
  10. Classic API VP28 Ø 5.00 (2)
  11. Elysia Xpressor 500 Ø 5.00 (2)
  12. Pete’s Place Electrodyne 501 Ø 5.00 (2)
  13. Elysia Karacter 500 Ø 5.00 (2)
  14. API 512c Ø 4.50 (2)

Modules have to be rated at least 2 times to appear in this list. Any module with a rating better than Ø 4.31 is considered to be above average.

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