Strange Electronic, based in Los Angeles, launched a Kickstarter for a new type of Eurorack synthesizer module that does not emit or control any sound. Instead, it integrates full-spectrum LED lighting in a modular configuration, and is designed to enhance live presentations by adding a visual component.
Called Lightstorm, the product actually consists of two parts: the current Eurorack module, which has multiple parameters for controlling light, and a frosted acrylic case with an integrated power supply and LED. The module can be purchased separately if you want to connect it to your own lighting equipment, but the "plug and play" nature of a case that can be illuminated is incredibly attractive.
The module has LED output ports on both the front and rear, and five lighting parameters to play with: pattern, speed, color, saturation and brightness. There is also a separate activation input towards the bottom of the module, which has different effects, depending on the selected pattern. Each of these parameters has a modulation input, which means that the same signals used to make music can be used with Lightstorm to produce a colorful light show. Any control voltage can be patched and used as a signal for different parts of the light experience, so an LFO could control the brightness, or a sequencer could cause color changes.
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