The Malekko Ecosystem is a total solution for live performance within the Eurorack format. The discounted Ecosystem bundle cost is $1499 (normally $1695 if modules are purchased separately).
Varigate 8+ acts as the master module and clock. Connect Voltage Block, Quad LFO, Quad Envelope, and Quad VCA to the same power bus within your case. Once you’ve set the parameters of all of these modules to your liking, save a Varigate 8+ preset and ALL module parameters within the ecosystem are saved and are now recallable. All of the sequencers included in these modules are now synced with the Varigate 8+ as well.
This combination of control modules with preset capabilities is a serious game-changer in Eurorack. Now let’s talk about the modules included in the ecosystem:
VARIGATE 8+ is designed to be the ultimate compact sequencer and control station over an entire Eurorack modular system. Create songs and live performance material with 8 channels of gate outputs with up to 16 steps per channel, 2 independent CV outputs for custom scale quantization. Other features include a Play/Stop function, 100 preset banks, glide per step, scale options, tempo fine and course, probability and randomize functions, repeats per step, pulse width control and more.
8 independent, 16-stage CV sequencers packed with performance features and presets make the Voltage Block the ultimate CV tool. Create quantized or unquantized sequences for each output, record your modulation changes, tie sequences together, mute on the fly, randomize your outputs and so much more. There is a reason this module lives in so many racks around the world; the feature set within this hp size is unparalleled.
The Quad LFO sends control voltage out in the shape of a waveform. Available shapes include sine, ramp, saw, triangle and pulse and moves through these shapes using the Shape slider. You can send these 4 distinct LFOs directly out or to other modules for frequency modulation, VCA control, filter control, etc. Each LFO includes 3 speed settings: fast, slow and tempo/clock-based. What makes this Quad LFO module so different is that it also includes a 16-step automation sequencer for each channel! Record your movements between waveforms, level parameters, etc. and play them back when the Varigate 4+ is the master.
Like the Quad LFO, the Quad Envelope also includes a 16-step automation sequencer for recording envelope parameter changes. Animating an envelope has never been more fun! Quad Envelope includes 4 individual AHDSR envelope generators with 3 speeds, trigger, gate, loop or gate/loop settings, tempo sync and more.
Quad VCA is a 4-channel, advanced voltage controlled amplifier with an analog signal path. Each individual channel includes an audio or CV input, output, bi-polar CV inputs for modulation and mutes. It also includes Scan Mode and a mix output. The ability to recall presets for a VCA is a truly unique feature.