Intellijel Cascadia — Advanced, Performance-Oriented, Semi-Modular Synthesizer

From the web page—A massive semi-modular system in a small case with the footprint of a laptop. Cascadia has MIDI in/out/thru/USB, Eurorack compatible signal levels and pro-level audio I/O to interface with the rest of your studio or get your studio started. Check it out—

Details Here: Cascadia Desktop Semi-Modular Synth - intellijel


Congratulations! It’s a real beauty!


Amazing! Congratulations to you and the team. Can’t wait to lay my paws on it!


Wow! What a beautiful instrument it is.


Congratulations! Beautiful in every way. I can see so many elements coming from all of the greatest Intellijel modules - Rubicon2, Quadrax, Polaris, Atlantis… the list goes on.
What an elegant, well thought out and designed machine.


This is really beautiful. I love the idea of pairing it was some pedals and a controller a performance setup. Nice work, Intellijel!

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I’ve just ordered a Cascadia in the EU and couldn’t be more excited! Congratulations on completing such a beautiful bit of work.

I was curious if you have any idea if a DeckSaver will be produced anytime soon? It seems like the perfect candidate for one for safe transport. I guess to the same end, any idea about making a carry case for it?

I’ll note, I would have posted this elsewhere, but putting it in the Euro section doesn’t make sense… :slight_smile:



Love it Danjel, I was even considering it until I saw US Dollars :sob: - why oh why must we Canadians suffer so! :laughing:

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Fantastic work Dan and team! What a beauty she is.

I have a small question,
I can’t see any cv inputs for control over the levels of each waveform in the mixer.

One of the things I always want to do with my Atlantis is easily subtly modulate the waves mixing together.

Of course this can be done by sending each waveform to its own VCA, and I assume the idea here is to give building blocks rather than add more VCAs to the mixer section.

Am I correct or is this possible without using more VCAs?

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Hi peachesandbacon,

You’re right in that the mixer doesnt contain any VCAs, but as you noted, there are two VCAs you could use for this, depending on your patch.

You could get around this by sending a heavily attenuated envelope to the wavefolder cv input, since the fold cv is controlling the pre-folder VCA gain and folding only starts at a certain amplitude.

The ring mod can also be used as a vca in a pinch.

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Got my hands on a Cascadia this week and it’s great! Really enjoyed my first jam and the midi connectivity and the effects loop really do make for some fun.

Just one question, is there a case/decksaver coming for it too?


We are working on both a decksaver lid and custom bag.


First couple of days with my Cascadia. Far exceeds my expectations. Sound is warm and amazing, and most importantly, versatile.

One thing I’m not as familiar with though is guitar pedals and their expression inputs.

Right now I only have a Boss PH-3 Phaser, so I’ve been using that in the pedal send/return patch. Works out really well.

However, I’m stuck on getting the expression out of Cascadia to control the pedal’s rate. So if anyone has done this successfully with a Boss pedal, please let me know.

From what I understand with the PH-3, is that if a Boss momentary switch is attached, that can be used to set the phaser rate. But if a boss expression pedal is attached, you can actually sweep the phaser rate, instead of setting it by tap. Currently using a TS 1/4 plug from Cascadia to the pedal.

Do I need to use a TRS (if safe) or is this maybe not possible with the boss pedal?

Might pick up another pedal over the weekend, especially a delay or reverb. So any suggestions on pedals that have worked with the EXPR out would be appreciated as well…

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You need to use a 1/4 TRS cable for the expression control on pedals. See page 77 of the Cascadia manual.

Ha, thanks for confirming. I must have skimmed right past that part.