The ring modulator is one of those effects which have been in the synthesists toolbox since the early bleeps of R2D2. It’s a fun little thing to have even if you don’t really know what it does exactly. It makes things go whrrrrrrbrrrrfliieeep, and that’s cool enough. So, why not
One of the first things I tried when I started designing modules was building a distortion/saturation for my modular. It was also one of the first things I totally failed at, several times. I’ve build about a dozen different circuits, none of them did what I wanted it to do.
As with most nodules I design, I just needed something. This time I was in need of a sample and hold module to silence the inner R2D2 in me. I had the circuit already implemented in various other, more complex modules, so it wasn’t a big adventure in getting the
I found myself setting up a simple bass patch on various occasions. Since I hate doing the same task over and over again, I immediately start to ponder a way to automate things. An thus was born the Big Bass Machine, a module made to rattle your speaker cones to
This question pops up regularly. So why not write up a blogpost about the topic and save myself the effort of replying the same thing every time. Heck, maybe drive some extra traffic to the site and propel this blog to new unknown heights paving the path to world domination.
Third batch of the old school VCA has landed. A few minor changes have been implemented in the design to get rid of the annoyances I encountered using them. And since I’m the C-level executive of S&C, whatever I say goes! I also empty the trash bin and mop the
For another project I’m working on I needed a multimode filter. For the uninitiated, its a single filter that has a HP/BP/LP function, and does it all simultaneously. An OTA design is fairly common for this type of filter, so that’s what I did. Now, there are a zillion different
I accidentally, a filter. Who knew that could happen. Maybe I’m picking something up about that whole electronics stuff after all. One can dream. But here it is and I proudly call it VCF-2, quite original, I know. But I ran out of cool sounding names a while back so
There’s that saying that you’ll never have enough VCA’s in your modular system. IMHO you never have enough of anything in a modular, but let not digress. VCA’s are useful little buggers that you simply can’t do without. I’ve build a variety of them in the past, mostly incorporated into
This one has been in my own rack for a long time already. At the time I hadn’t taken the habit of writing my schematics down consistently. But last week the power got plugged in backwards, which, obviously fried a bunch of stuff. Since I was already taking it apart