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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 529 500 Series modules to choose from. Users build 2832 Racks in this universe.

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  • ph modular Blank panel "snake" ph modular  Jun 14th, 16:34
    A little snakeskin in your case? The blank panels with silver reflections are available! Reversible, the front has a black panel, sober, with the mention "ph" 
  • Lower West Side Studio  Jun 11th, 19:58
    Ever wonder what a CGS85 Serge Triple Wave Shaper does to shape waves? Check out this short video... 
  • MRG Synthesizers MRG RING MRG Synthesizers  Jun 6th, 00:50
    The MRG RING combines a dual ring modulator and a CV cross fader in a single 4HP eurorack module. A module perfect for experimenting with new sounds, ranging from dirty bass sounds to metalling and ethereal high frequency sounds.  
  • Synthfox SLEDGEHAMMER Synthfox  May 30th, 18:28
    Happy to announce that the modulargrid entry and the overview video for our newest design, SLEDGEHAMMER, are up! SLEDGEHAMMER is a feedback-aimed dynamics and harmonics processor with many features and possibilities. This tiny test batch will start selling soon, too, so stay tuned at the SYNTHFOX instagram or twitter!  
  • CaviSynth AMBIVALENT CaviSynth  May 25th, 14:13
    Release day!!! Need a simple but usefull dual normalised crossfader for your rack? Don't [ be ambivalent ], make a decision ;) 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  May 20th, 09:41
    On sunday June 23 (19:00 MEST, 10am pacific time) we do our first DROID community meeting. Together we will do a DROID workshop and write some patches, discuss ideas, answer questions and have fun making music. If you want to take part please join my Discord server on for details on how to join. You are also welcome to watch our livestream on
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Top Modules rated by users

  1. Elysia Nvelope 500 Ø 5.00 (4)
  2. API 550A Ø 5.00 (3)
  3. Elysia Xfilter 500 Ø 5.00 (3)
  4. Serpent SB4001 Ø 5.00 (3)
  5. Kush Audio Electra Ø 5.00 (3)
  6. Smart Research C1LA 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 4.34 is considered to be above average.

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Popular Modules in racks

  1. API 5B1 in 689 Racks
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  3. Solid State Logic SSL 611EQ in 395 Racks
  4. Dramastic Audio Obsidian 500 in 381 Racks
  5. API 512c in 358 Racks
  6. Rupert Neve Designs 511 in 356 Racks
  7. AMS Neve 1073LB in 325 Racks
  8. API 550b in 321 Racks
  9. Rupert Neve Designs 551 in 304 Racks
  10. dbx 560A in 297 Racks
  11. API 550A in 269 Racks
  12. Classic API VP28 in 265 Racks
  13. Maag Audio EQ4 in 249 Racks
  14. API 527 in 220 Racks
  15. Elysia Xpressor 500 in 218 Racks
  16. Elysia Karacter 500 in 217 Racks
  17. Moog Music Inc. The Ladder in 194 Racks
  18. API 512v Discrete Mic / Line Pre in 194 Racks
  19. Chandler TG2-500 in 193 Racks
  20. Rupert Neve Designs 535 in 191 Racks
  21. Shadow Hills Mono Gama in 189 Racks
  22. API 560 in 189 Racks
  23. Moog Music Inc. 500 Series Analog Delay in 189 Racks
  24. Elysia Xfilter 500 in 185 Racks
  25. Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph in 183 Racks

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