Nozori

 

Swap faces, enjoy a new module!

A single piece of paper can be folded into innumerable shapes. In the same way, a single Nozori platform can morph into multiple eurorack modules. Changing modules is as simple as switching jumpers position!

The Nozori concept consist of using the same hardware for multiple modules. This hardware is based on a powerful digital core to allow huge versatility. Potentiometers, inputs or outputs can adapt to many module designs: from standard modules  like VCO, VCF or LFO to outstanding functionality never seen before, you will find lots of uses for your Nozori module in your rack.

Unleash your experimentation process thanks to a Nozori and enjoy any of the pre-programmed modules. Have a look at this page for more explanations.

Optional frontplates are available to see the control parameters of a specific module.

 

Presentation

2 Nozori platforms are available. They both are 12U eurorack modules.



 

The cost of a module comes mainly from the hardware. Thanks to digital technology, most components of a module can be reused for another development while reducing costs. The nozori concept pushes this philosophy to another level: using exactly the same hardware for many modules. The implications are huge:

  • Experiment: one hardware allows more experimentations since you can try many different modules.
  • Cost: you do not need to trade your used modules to update your rack.
  • Flexibility: even if your rack evolves, you will always find the perfect module for your nozori platform.
  • Space saving: since a Nozori can morph into several different modules, a 4 modules rack offers an almost unlimited number of combinations.
  • Specificity: very specific modules can be developed and customised. You will be able to find features that other manufacturers do not risk producing.

From beginners to professional musicians, having some nozori modules in a rack is a wise choice.

Images

 

Nozori 68 module list

Nozori 68 modules documentation

Audio sources
Audio effects
CV generator and manipulator

Nozori 84 module list

Nozori 84 modules documentation

Audio sources
Audio effects
CV generator and manipulator


Frontface design is subject to modification, the images are non-contractual illustrations.

Specifications

  • 12U eurorack module
  • POTENTIOMETERS : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate
  • AUDIO IN : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, from +/- 5V (clip between +/- 6 to 7V), S/N : 77dB
  • AUDIO OUT : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, delivers +/- 5V (can go up to +/- 7V), S/N : 89dB
  • AUDIO IN/OUT latency : 0.17 ms
  • CV IN : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate, from +/- 5V (clip at +/- 5.3V)
  • Power consumption : +12V : 150mA; -12V : 10mA
  • 32 bits ARM Cortex M3 @ 84MHz
  • 260g
  • Low profile (only 27mm deep)

Resources

Do you have a module idea that could fit the nozori module specifications? You can download the front face template of a nozori 68 or nozori 84, draw what you want, and send it to me via the contact page. My TODO list is already long, but if I like it, I’ll add it to my list!

Graphical design was made in collaboration with Maylis Turtaut