Dave Smith Instruments DSM02 Character Module
Dave Smith strikes again with a new offering for modular synthesizer users — the DSM02 Character Module. It’s a sound designer’s tool kit of five unique digital effects for shaping, twisting, and mangling sound in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. These effects, Girth, Air, Decimate, Hack, and Drive form the Character section of DSI’s acclaimed Prophet 12 and Pro 2 synthesizers and contribute to their distinctive tone in a big way.
The DSM02 is a 14 HP Eurorack-format module with interconnections made using 3.5 mm phone jacks. Two independent audio inputs and two independent audio outputs with shared control allow mono or stereo operation. A 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution digital signal path provides uncompromising signal fidelity.
If you’re looking to take your modular system into new sonic territory, the DSM02 may be just the ticket. It’s a fast and affordable way to inject your system with some serious mojo from two of the world’s most in-demand synths.
- “Girth” provides low-frequency harmonic enhancement for adding weight and density.
- “Air” provides high-frequency harmonic enhancement for adding definition and presence.
- “Decimate” performs sample rate reduction for adding lo-fi grunge.
- “Hack” is a bit crusher capable of trashing an otherwise clean signal nearly beyond recognition.
- “Drive” adds overdrive and saturation, with warmth at one end of the knob and harmonic overload at the other.