Poly effects caused a sensation in recent years with the Digit and Beebo – two highly modular guitar pedals that cover everything from amp simulation to drum synthesis. Oh, too, the two pedals were completely interchangeable – you could run Digit’s firmware on the Beebo, and vice versa. Obviously, the next logical step would be to bring this small-scale modularity to the large-scale modular world of Eurorack, similar to what Empress did with the ZOIA and Euroburo.
Hector is essentially a Digit / Beebo, but in a 30 HP Eurorack module. It has all of the same effects modules, including the excellent convolution reverbs, ports for Mutable Instruments modules, and a ton of modulation sources. This means that Hector could be used strictly as an effects unit for your modular synthesizer, it could provide a CV to control other modules, be a sound source, or be all of these – a mini modular at the same time. inside your larger system.