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  • Buff

    buff / analog distortion and sustainer / 4 HP ⇣ BUFF is a straightforward yet potent distortion module that can significantly enhance your sounds. It introduces a rich fuzz texture to the input signal, all the while preserving a clear bass and delightful high-frequency response. 1/3 key features Analog Distortion/Sustainer Easy to Build and Cost Effective Tone Control Sustain Control Level Control Wrong polarity protection ​ specs & downloads width: 4 HP depth: 28 mm power: 25 mA @ +12V / 61 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual BUFF can turn any weak-sounding tone into an earth-shaking experience and is especially suitable for creating haedbanging techno percussions. Equipped with a TONE control for accentuating low or high frequencies, and a SUSTAIN control that facilitates the creation of a protracted and velvety sustain. LEVEL dictates the degree of distortion infused into the signal. Kindly be aware that rapidly adjusting the TONE knob may introduce a DC offset, leading to a momentary fading of the sound. Unfortunately, addressing this issue would compromise the delightful quality of the sound in its current state. Kindly decide in advance, whether you are soldering or purchasing the module, if this is a matter of concern for you. prev Up next

  • Trommelmaschine

    trommelmaschine / three-voice hybrid drum synthesizer / 18 HP ⇣ TROMMELMASCHINE is the German name for "drum machine", and it perfectly sums up the essence of such a machine: a versatile three-voice digital and analog drum module that can be used to create a range of kick drums and various percussion sounds. 1/3 key features 3 Voice Drum Generator Digital & Analog Drum Synth plus Noise Two Digital Drum Modes CV Inputs with Attenuators Internal Mixer Individual Outputs Wrong Polarity Protection Firmware based on MI Peaks: Released under cc-by-sa-3.0 License specs & downloads width: 18 HP depth: 28 mm power: 165 mA @ +12V / 72 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual This drum module features a DIGITAL DRUM VOICE (D) with PITCH and TONE control that has two modes: KICK and PERC. Press and hold the MODE switch for one second to switch between the two modes. In KICK mode (LED flashes slowly) the sliders are MOD1 = DECAY, MOD2 = TRANSIENT, MOD3 = PITCH ENV and in PERC mode (LED flashes quickly) MOD1 = COLOR, MOD2 = DECAY and MOD3 = FM AMT. PITCH and MOD can be changed manually or via CV with dedicated attenuators. If nothing is connected to the CV inputs, the MOD CV attenuators change the response curve of the MOD sliders. Turn them to the right to get a linear response and to the left to get a logarithmic response. This facilitates precise adjustment of the slider positions. The ANALOG DRUM (A) voice has DECAY, DRIVE and PENV (pitch envelope) sliders, plus PITCH and LENGTH (pitch envelope length) potentiometers. These can also be controlled via CV. The PITCH CV input tracks 1V/OCT and can be used to play notes. The EMPH input lets you emphasize the signal. This jack can be used as an input to control the internal VCA, e.g. to feed it with an ADSR. The third voice is a NOISE GENERATOR (N) with COLOR control and DECAY slider. The decay of the noise can also be controlled via CV. All voices have individual trigger inputs (D. TRIG is normalized to the other trigger inputs) and individual outputs and are also summed using an internal mixer at the MAIN output. The volume of each channel can be changed with the volume pots. Loudness LEDs indicate when a voice is close to clipping. TROMMELMASCHINE QUICK START GUIDE: TROMMELMASCHINE_QUICK_START .pdf Download PDF • 985KB prev Up next

  • Inaki

    inaki / dual delay / 10 HP ⇣ Iñaki is a Dual Delay, Stereo Delay, CV Pan, CV Crossfade, 2 Channel Mixer and a Mono to Stereo Converter in a single module. 1/3 key features Dual/Stereo PT2399 Delay CV Pan CV Crossfade CV Attenuator 2 Channel Mixer Mono to Stereo Converter Delay Time and Feedback Wrong Polarity Protection ​ specs & downloads width: 10 HP depth: 44 mm power: 65 mA @ +12V / 55 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual Each of the two channels has a PT2399 Delay with Time and Feedback. There is also an individual EQ available. The volume of the channels is adjustable with the two VOL potentiometers. The output of each channel is supplied on the L and R output jacks. These can be used for stereo signals. You may use CV Pan to change the volume of each side. Turning the CV Attenuator you sets the amount of PAN applied to both channels. Additionally there is a MIX out, where both sides are available at a single output jack. Using the Pan knob or the CV IN you can pan between both sides. If there is only one audio source connected to IN L this signal is multiplied to the other channel in order to provide a crossfade functionality. prev Up next

  • Cion

    cion / cv function generator / 6 HP ⇣ CION embodies versatility, functioning as a CV AD or ASD envelope, basic filter, slew limiter, and even a voltage-controlled oscillator with variable waveshapes. 1/3 key features Attack & Decay Envelope Attack & Decay CV (also both simultaneously) Shape Control CV Processing via Input Socket Trigger Input Cycle Functionality with CV Control EOC Output LEDs indicate Activity on all Outputs Wrong Polarity Protection Skiff friendly ​ specs & downloads width: 6 HP depth: 28 mm power: 45 mA @ +12V / 31 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual The function generator offers an ATTACK and a DECAY potentiometer, which represent the attack and decay times, the positive or negative slew time or the rising and falling edges of an oscillation, depending on the application. There is a CV input for ATTACK and DECAY. The rise and fall times are individually voltage controllable, but they can also be controlled together via the AD input. A shape knob lets you change the CV curve from exponential to logarithmic. The time range per cycle can be as fast as 3ms and last for up to 20 minutes depending on the position of the RANGE switch. The TRIG socket is used to start the envelope via CV. This can also be done by the press of a push-button. Connect any signal (CV or audio). to be processed to the INPUT jack. Insert a gate signal to add a sustain stage to the AD envelope. If no external signal is available to trigger the envelope, the function generator can be set to loop mode by the CYCLE switch. When the switch is active, the envelope starts again from the beginning as soon as it reaches the end of a cycle. The CYCLE CV input activates or deactivates the cycle functionality depending on the switch position. An End-Of-Cycle signal is available at the EOC socket. CION QUICK START GUIDE: CION_QUICK_START .pdf Download PDF • 574KB prev Up next

  • Slopes

    slopes / sequenced quad slope generator / 12 HP ⇣ SLOPES is a quad slope generator with integrated gate divider. It is a good tool to create organic and moving changes that match the rhythmic pattern of your patches. 1/3 key features Quad Slope Generator 4x AR Envelope Attenuator per CV Output 8 CV Outputs in Total Internal Gate Divider Clock Input Internal Trigger & Modulation 0V to +10V Range ​ specs & downloads width: 12 HP depth: 28 mm power: 75 mA @ +12V / 49 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual It can simultaneously generate 8 control voltages, which are mainly changed with the potentiometers RISE and FALL. The further you turn RISE clockwise, the longer it takes for the slope to reach its maximum voltage. The further you move the FALL slider potentiometer up, the longer it takes for the slope to subsequently reach 0V. Each slope can be triggered with a trigger or gate signal and outputs a voltage from 0 to +10V (inverted outs respectively -10V). If you need lower voltages, an attenuator is available for each slope. ​ Outputs 1 / 2 and 3 / 4 provide a mix of slopes 1 & 2 and 3 & 4, but the mix can be changed by inserting an inverted signal of one slope with the "1 INV" or "3 INV" switch and the SHAPE 1 / 2 and SHAPE 3 / 4 potentiometers, which adds an additional triangle LFO to the two signals. The rate of the LFO can be changed with the RATE knob. In addition, there are inverted outputs for slopes 1 and 3. ​ The RATE knob also changes the rate of an internal gate, which is divided by 2, 4, 8 and 16 and fed to the four slope gate inputs (from left to right). This connection is broken when you patch an external gate or trigger signal into the dedicated GATE input. One LED per slope indicates if a GATE signal is present. ​ To synchronize the slopes to external modules, you can insert a clock or trigger signal into the CLK input. This overrides the internal gate generator and feeds the gate divider to trigger the four edges according to its division. The inserted clock or trigger signal is buffered and passed to the THRU output. The RST/DIR input jack can be used to reset the gate divider or change its direction. The functionality of this socket can be selected by soldering a solder bridge on the bottom side of the board. ​ The slopes can be very short and snappy, but may also last up to 10 seconds. SLOPES QUICK START GUIDE: SLOPES_QUICK_START .pdf Download PDF • 708KB prev Up next

  • uSum

    μ sum / moog cp3 based 3-channel analog mixer with eq & mute switches / 8 HP ⇣ μSUM is the successor of KNEAD and has an improved circuitry and PCB layout. It was inspired by the famous MOOG CP3-Type Mixer. The circuit adds some nice harmonic distortion to the signal with heavy clipping, if the inputs are turned to the maximum. As the mix is bussed passively turning one input up may result in a reduction of the other inputs. Therefore the output cannot exceed any other input´s level providing auto-leveling on high volumes. 1/3 key features CP3 Transistor-Based Analog Mixer 3 Audio Channels 3x EQ 3x Mute Switch 3x Signal LEDs MIX Volume Skiff friendly Wrong polarity protection ​ specs & downloads width: 8 HP depth: 30 mm power: 56 mA @ +12V / 45 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual There are three potentiometers to adjust the LEVEL for each signal. Additionally you may change the frequencies of each channel by turning the EQ knobs. EQ will boost high frequencies turning the knob clockwise and boost low frequencies turning it counter-clockwise. On top you will find MUTE switches for easy sound comparison or live mixing. LEDs will indicate if a signal is passed through. The LED´s brightness can be set with trim potentiometers for each channel. The MIX VOL knob controls the volume of the summed signal being supplied at the OUT Jack. Knead Expander has been omitted on the μSUM Mixer. prev Up next

  • EFI

    efi / dual-mode analog filter / 4 HP ⇣ EFI is an analog multi-mode filter that draws inspiration from the iconic KORG MS-20 filter, refined to seamlessly fit within a compact 4 HP module. Celebrated as one of our top-performing modules, EFI stands as an essential addition to smaller modular setups, allowing you to save valuable HP without compromising on functionality. EFI_BACK.jpg 1/3 key features Analog Dual-Mode-Filter Filter Modes: LP, HP (+ LP Overdrive via Jumper) Resonance Control Two CV Inputs Two CV Attenuators Wrong Polarity Protection ​ specs & downloads width: 4 HP depth: 28 mm power: 26 mA @ +12V / 24 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual The front panel features a switch for easy toggling between Low Pass and High Pass Modes. Alongside, you'll find two CV inputs, each equipped with its own attenuator for precise control. Experience the potential for self-oscillation with the Resonance, while a third mode can be accessed via a back-panel jumper. In this mode, the Resonance swiftly overdrives in Low Pass Mode, producing captivating liquid-like overtones. Building this module is a breeze, requiring only 24 readily available components, making it an accessible DIY project. prev Up next

  • Werner

    werner / mutable instruments "ripples" filter adaption / 10 HP ⇣ Actually its a Franz´d Ripples, if you like. Just like Franz, Werner is a filter with an internal mixer and LFO. It is not as buttery as Franz, but still one of the best filters around. 1/3 key features Analog Filter 3 Filter Outputs: Low Pass 2-Pole, Low-Pass 4-Pole, Band Pass 2-Pole VCA for Low-Pass 4-Pole Internal LFO with three Waveforms: Triangle, Inverted Triangle & Square LFO Reset, LED indicating LFO rate, LFO normalized to Filter Circuit Apply three LFO waveforms at the same time Attenuator for each LFO Wave or external CV 3-Channel MOOG CP3 transistor based Mixer Volume control for each Mixer Channel Wrong Polarity Protection specs & downloads width: 10 HP depth: 38 mm power: 55 mA @ +12V / 55 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual Actually its a Franz´d Ripples, if you like. Just like Franz, Werner is a filter with an internal mixer and LFO. It is not as buttery as Franz, but still one of the best filters around. It has all the functionality of the original Ripples module, but also provides a 3-channel MOOG CP3 transistor based mixer and an LFO with Triangle, Square and inverted Triangle outs, that are normalized to CUTOFF and Q. These connections are interrupted as soon as external CV is plugged into the corresponding CV inputs. The small trimmer potentiometers CV/FREQ and CV/FM will attenuate the amount of the LFO voltage affecting the filter frequency. CV/FM is a bipolar attenuverter (positive and negative). CV/Q will set the amount of CV affecting the resonance. If you want to switch off the LFO, set CV/FM to mid position (12 o´clock) and CV/FREQ and CV/Q fully counter clockwise. Connections: LFO Triangle Wave --> CV/FREQ, LFO Square Wave --> CV/FM, LFO Inverted Triangle Wave --> CV/Q ​ There is also an LFO RESET input in order to restart the LFO cycle. This way you can synchronize the CUTOFF movements to a rhythmical pattern. ​ Released under cc-by-sa-3.0 license: Pichenettes Mutable Instruments prev Up next

  • Franz

    franz / analog multimode filter with lfo and cp3 mixer / 10 HP ⇣ Experience the ultimate sonic bliss with this filter featuring a smooth, buttery tone that wraps your sound in warmth. The integrated LFO adds rhythmic pulsations, while the CP3 mixer ensures seamless blending of your audio sources. 1/3 key features Analog OTA Filter 4 Filter Outputs: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Notch Internal LFO with two Waveforms: Triangle & Square LFO Reset,LED indicating LFO rate, LFO normalized to Filter ircuit Apply two LFO waveforms at the same time Attenuator for each LFO Wave or external CV 3-Channel Transistor based Mixer MIX out to use the Filter as a single Mixer Block Volume control for each Mixer Channel Wrong Polarity Protection specs & downloads width: 10 HP depth: 38 mm power: 83 mA @ +12V / 72 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual The filter is based on the CA3080 chip and offers four different outputs: ​ Low Pass High Pass Band Pass Notch Tweak the dedicated knobs to finely tune the CUTOFF frequency and RESONANCE according to your preferences. This versatile module not only features a filter circuit but also houses a resettable LFO, offering both TRIANGLE and SQUARE waveforms. The LFO is internally linked to the Filter CUTOFF, modifiable using the CV1/TRI and SQU/CV2 knobs. These waveforms can be simultaneously utilized and reset via an external trigger. The automatic normalization of each LFO waveform disengages upon connecting an external CV source to the CV1 or CV2 input jacks. Adjust the LFO Rate using the designated potentiometer, with its speed indicated by a dual-colored LED. ​ For waveform layering, a transistor-based 3-channel mixer is conveniently situated at the module's base. The mixer's sum directly feeds into the filter and is also routed to the MIX output jack. Precisely control input volumes per channel (VOL1-3) and collectively adjust them along with the filter INPUT potentiometer. prev Up next

  • CV Expert

    cv expert / dual polarizer, offset & gain with LFO / 4 HP ⇣ CV EXPERT is a very compact yet powerful CV tool that is equipped with all the important functions you need to customise your control voltages. With its internal LFO, it is immediately ready for use without further patching. 1/3 key features 2x Polarizer 2x Offset 2x Gain Triangle or Square Wave LFO Internal normalizations Low HP format Skiff friendly Wrong polarity protection ​ specs & downloads width: 4 HP depth: 30 mm power: 50 mA @ +12V / 32 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual CV Expert (Cve) is a versatile dual-channel tool for customizing control voltages. Its internal LFO is normalised to both inputs and allows you to choose between a triangle or square wave via a jumper on the back. The LFO connection is automatically interrupted when an external CV is inserted. Adjust the LFO rate with the LFO RATE potentiometer. The signal received at the DC-coupled inputs IN ① and IN ② passes through three CV tools: Polarizer The PLRZR potentiometer enables voltage attenuation and inversion. At the midpoint, the signal is eliminated. Turning to the right allows the original voltage to pass through (as with an attenuator). Turning to the left inverts the signal, e.g. positive signals are converted into negative signals. Offset Adds or subtracts voltage from/to the passing signal. OFFSET control determines the offset range. In the center position, there is no voltage offset. Turning the control to the right shifts the voltage to the positive range, while turning it to the left shifts it to the negative range. Gain Amplifies the signal with a maximum gain of 2 at the GAIN control's maximum position, effectively doubling the applied voltage (e.g., +1V becomes +2V, +3V becomes +6V, or +4V becomes +8V). The voltage is capped at a maximum of +/-10V. CV EXPERT QUICK START GUIDE: CVE_QUICK_START .pdf Download PDF • 422KB prev Up next

  • LFOR

    lfor / digital lfo and stepped random generator / 4 HP ⇣ Combining a digital Low Frequency Oscillator with a Stepped Random Generator, this module offers three distinct voltage outputs in the form of Pulse, Triangle, and Random waveforms. The LFO functions as both a voltage and trigger source, while the Stepped Random feature can be seamlessly looped for continuous operation. LFOR_BACK.jpg 1/3 key features LFO with 3 Waveforms Triangle, Pulse and Stepped Random LFO Rate potentiometer Voltage Control over Rate LFO Reset Stepped Random lockable to 16 or 8 steps Random Voltages normalized to LFO Rate Pulse can act as Rythm Generator Wrong polarity protection Skiff friendly ​ specs & downloads width: 4 HP depth: 28 mm power: 25 mA @ +12V / 20 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual The LFO provides three voltages in shape of Pulse, Triangle and Random. It can be used as a voltage and trigger source. The frequency of the LFO can be changed using the Rate potentiometer on top. The LED is indicating the current speed. The Rate of the LFO may be voltage controlled using the Rate CV jack. The small potentiometer acts as an attenuator. Additionally the LFO cycle can be reset via a trigger signal at the Reset jack. ​ The Triangle output provides a standard triangle waveform. Random supplies a randomly stepped voltage at LFO rate. This random voltage is normalized to the LFO CV in creating some interesting random voltages on the other outputs. This connection can be interrupted by inserting a patch cable to Rate CV. Using the Random Lock Switch it is possible to lock the random steps to identical patterns of 16 (mid position) or 8 (down position) steps. If the switch is positioned upwards it is completely random. Patching a voltage to RNDM CV will give you CV control of the Random Lock (switch must be in mid position). Any voltage above 3 volts will produce random steps, any voltage below 4 volts will lock the random out to a pattern of 8 steps. ​ Pulse out is not a typical pulse wave you would expect from an LFO. It is rather a rythmical trigger producing one long pulse at the start of the cycle and a short pulse at the end. This way and by the normalized random voltage (if the CV attenuator is turned clockwise), you will have a wide range of random or locked pulses to trigger VCAs or sequencers. ​ A simple AVR-programmer is neccessary to complete the build. Nevertheless it is a very easy build with only 37 parts in total. prev Up next

  • Rocinante´s Gate

    rocinante´s gate / simulated low-pass gate with lfo and envelope generator / 10 HP ⇣ Rocinante´s Gate is not a classical low-pass gate (LPG) using vactrols, but goes way beyond that providing an adjustable envelope to control the "gate" through an analog filter. Sending a gate or trigger signal into the GATE INPUT will create these envelope shaped sounds you know from other LPGs. 1/3 key features Low-Pass-Gate based on an Analog Filter Internal Envelope Generator Adjustable Rise, Decay, Length, Fall Stages Internal LFO Gate Level CV Loop Mode Re-Trigger Mode Use the Envelope and LFO with External Modules Skiff Friendly Wrong Polarity Protection ​ specs & downloads width: 10 HP depth: 28 mm power: 54 mA @ +12V / 26 mA @ -12V documentation videos description / manual The LOWPASS knob adjusts the range of frequencies being affected by the gate. If you turn it fully counter clockwise the whole frequency spectrum will be gated. Turning it clockwise will slowly add low frequencies to the gated singal until the whole spectrum is not affected anymore. ENV AMT sets the amount of how much the internal envelope affects the low-pass gate. RISE sets the time how long it will take the sound to go from silent to the loudest level. Just like the time it takes an LED inside of a vactrol to start lighting to its full potential. DECAY controls how long it takes to go from an initial peak to the "gate-phase" level. The length of this phase is varied by the LENGTH potentiometer. Finally FALL changes the time your sound will need to return to silence after the "gate-phase". Just like the time it takes an LED inside of a vactrol to shut down. RESONANCE sets the amount of filtered audio being fed back into the filter input. It can´t go into self-oscillation, but is able to create very crunchy and juicy overtones when turning clockwise. The internal Trigger Generator is being controlled with TRIG RATE and the RE-TRIG/LOOP SWITCH. Adjust the rate of the trigger and apply the singal to either a re-trigger circuitry that repeats the "gate-phase" as long as a gate signal is being applied or to a loop functionality that will create cycles of gates without an external gate or trigger. The ENV/INV SWITCH enables you to alternatively route an inverted envelope to the low-pass filter. This way you may create "ducking" or "side-chained" sounds. ​ An internal triangle LFO can be routed via the LVL ATT attenuator to vary the amount of envelope that is being passed to the gate. The LFO will be deactivated if you turn the LVL ATT attenuator fully counter-clockwise or if you use an external signal to control the envelope amount by patching a CV signal into LVL CV. ​ In addition to the Audio IN and OUT jacks you may take the signals of the internal envelope and LFO from the ENV OUT and LFO OUT to control external devices. In combination with the loop function Rocinante´s Gate is not only a Low-Pass-Gate, but also an LFO and ADSR Generator. prev Up next