Erica Synths’ Black System II is a 16-module synth

From synth leads to basslines to droning sounds, this behemoth can do it all.

Erica Synths Black System II

Erica Synths has pulled the curtains back on Black System II, a modular synth comprising 16 modules from the brand’s Black series. Owing to its a variety of sound generators, the device is capable of instrument-led sounds – like synth leads and basslines – cosmic sounds and droning noises.

On the sound generation front, you’ll find Black modules such as the Wavetable VCO, VCO, Modulator, EG/LFO and Polivoks VCF. The last of these serves up authentic-sounding emulations of Formanta Radio Factory’s famed Polivoks.

You’ll be able to sculpt sounds further with Black control modules such as the Quad VCA, MIDI-CV, CV Tools and XFade. The XFade, in particular, facilitates the manual or CV-controlled crossfading of two signals, be they audio or CV.

Another notable inclusion is the Black Stereo Delay, which earned a 9/10 rating in our recent review.

Black System II ships with the brand’s 2x84HP skiff case and 25 patch cables. You’ll be able to use it as a standalone unit, or extend its capabilities with keyboards and MIDI sequencers.

Hear Black System II’s sounds below:

Pre-orders at €2,900. More info at


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