WMD Legion, Metro and Orion

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The WMD firm introduced the termination of exercise. As a final hurray, he releases three new modules; Subway, Legion and Orion, and all different shares shall be liquidated earlier than the tip of the 12 months.

OMP – we’ll miss you

That is horrible information and our deepest condolences to the WMD crew in Denver, Colorado. In a web site assertion, WMD’s Alex Anderson explains how rising prices and longer lead instances for elements have ravaged their backside line. Whereas they’ve quite a lot of nice concepts for brand spanking new merchandise, it turns into unattainable to seek out the chips to convey them to life. Learn the complete textual content of the assertion right here.

They plan to shut by the tip of the 12 months. Within the meantime, all gadgets apart from the three new modules, Efficiency Mixer and Metron, will go on sale at a 30% low cost. WMD desires to go the additional mile for his or her staff and all purchases will go an extended technique to hold folks on whereas they’re winding down.

WMD is a serious participant within the Eurorack neighborhood. You’ll seemingly discover OMD modules in each rack. Specifically, the Efficiency Mixer is likely one of the staples of virtually all performing modular gamers. It’s supreme for mixing voices in a modest Eurorack setup. Drum modules like Crater, Chimera, Crucible and Fracture are world-class noise, leather-based, grain and cod beats. After which there’s the extremely spectacular Metron set off and gate sequencer for extraordinary drum programming. And we should not overlook the complete vary of guitar pedals, processors and results.

There shall be one other version of Metron which you can pre-order now. It’s restricted to 500 items. Appears just like the Efficiency Mixer is already fully offered out.

OMP Metron

OMP Metron

New modules?

Regardless of the necessity to shut the enterprise, WMD is releasing a restricted version of three new modules.

WMD Legion, Metro and Orion

WMD Legion, Metro and Orion

Subway is an 8-in, 1-out scan crossfader. Very merely, you join as much as 8 indicators and switch the knob to scan between them. Use the buttons to show channels on and off. You possibly can change between audio cues, or extra curiously, you may navigate by a number of modulations. It is also nice for utilizing completely different modulations on the similar vacation spot with out reconnecting – good for adjustments in a reside efficiency.

The Legion is an analog oscillator with additional outputs and fascinating inputs that give it a unique taste. Together with the common waveforms, the Legion contains a sawtooth wave part impressed by the Roland Alpha Juno. It provides a “window” to the waveform that imposes a damaging pulse that involves life through the pulse width modulation. There’s additionally a supersaw “Swarm” output and an auxiliary oscillator with selectable waveform. There are a lot of modulation choices, together with Via-Zero FM, which significantly advantages from having a pair of legions push in opposition to one another.

Orion is an analog phaser in 6HP. It is only a bunch of enjoyable proper there.

Every module will get a print run of 600. Orion is $239, Legion is $499, and Subway is $269.

Arduous instances

WMD dealt with this with nice dignity, which should be tough whenever you see your enterprise spiraling uncontrolled. WMD has additionally constructed modules for a number of different modular corporations, so the influence will unfold. As modular fanatics, it is extra essential than ever to assist producers and producers in our neighborhood. Whereas we’re all affected by the rising price of dwelling, I might advise anybody who can proceed to purchase and spend money on gear producers. It’s these modules and these sign manipulators that convey us to life.

Thanks WMD for the noises, beeps and bloopers and we want you all one of the best for the longer term. For full data on product availability, pre-order and ongoing assist, please go to the WMD web site.

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  • OMP Metron: OMP
  • WMD Legion, Metro and Orion: WMD
WMD Legion, Metro and Orion

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