Notes: The Detect-Rx is a versatile envelope follower, voltage controlled comparator (gate extractor) and rectifier providing many useful prescriptions to fill in your modular needs.
DETECT-R is the main input and provides an envelope output, rectified output and gate output simultaneously. If a second signal is also patched into the EXTRACT-R, it can be used separately.
The top two controls and switch alter the response of the resultant envelope. Any signal level from LINE (-10dBv) up to modular (+/-5 to +/-10V) may be used.
The FREQ switch selects the spectra in which the envelope will respond to dynamic changes from the input signal.
SMOOTH adds an additional ripple smoothing level control and tracks the FREQ setting
ENV GAIN controls the level of the envelope and is capable of attenuation as well as a lot of gain for low level input signals and even guitars (some pre-gain may be required for certain guitar pickups)
THRU provides a buffered copy of the input signal for easy patching of classic envelope follower applications and more
An LED is provided for visual feedback of the envelope and peak level (clipping) indication.
Some uses for the DETECT-R:
- Create envelopes that follow the input amplitude and frequency spectra
- Slew audio or control voltages
- Create a side chain envelopes for amplitude dynamics
EXTRACT-R is a voltage controlled comparator with three threshold selections; LINE level, 5V and 10V peak for various levels of control and response. The output gate is normalized into the DETECT-R input by default - providing a second method of producing an envelope from a gate rather than dynamic content.
RANGE selects the maximum threshold level of the attenuator.
THR CV is the input for dynamic voltage control of threshold.
THRESHOLD works as the manual adjustment and as a CV attenuator when CV is utilized.
An RGB LED is provided for visual feedback of the threshold range and gate activity.
Notes: This new revision of the Quantum Rainbow features all of your favourites from the original plus two new noise outputs to expand the palate even further.
Known as one of the best voiced noise sources to date, the Quantum Rainbow is a surplus of true randomness. Unlike digital noise which will only ever be pseudo random at best, analog noise is the only real source of natural random fluctuations. This is because analog noise is the actual sound of real electron behaviour, as they break through a semiconductor junction. The QR uses a reverse biased transistor as the source of this amazing phenomenon.
Interesting fact - studies have been performed in order to prove that the power of thought is linked to statistical phenomena via the means of controlling random electron behaviour.
Special attention was paid when voicing the seven colours of noise in order to provide the most pleasing and accurate coloured noise pallet - that only a true analog noise source can deliver.
Analog comprehensive random source with 5 unique outputs
Notes: The first module of the Ultra-Random series, the Ultra-Random Analog is a random voltage generator with six random outputs including two clocked stepped random outputs - one with built in logarithmic slew, a third stepped output that toggles between two internal noise sources or whatever is patched into the sample inputs, a fully voltage controllable smooth fluctuating random voltage output, a voltage controllable random gate/noise with 7 selectable levels of randomness and an independent vactrol based voltage controllable integrator - all with a built in 1V/Oct tracking voltage controlled clock. The URA can additionally function as a dual Sample and Hold, capable of wave shaping and sample reducing CV and audio.
The URA was designed to maximize routing options both within the module itself as well as within your modular system.
- Twin analog white noise generator sourced sample and holds: A and B for producing bipolar stepped and slewed random voltages. External input jacks are provided for both units - for processing external signals, random or otherwise. Sample level attenuators provided for each. These units will pass digitized analog white noise at the outputs when high sampling rate is achieved - using an internal or external clock.
- A third stepped output (TOGGLE A/B) provides another unique stepped random output which alternates sampling from two sources in time with the sample clock. This function can additionally splice two external sources together or a single source with one of the internal random sources. In essence, a double throw switch with synchronous sample rate reduction.
- Very smoothly fluctuating random voltage (R-FLUX) provides a very organic random output with voltage controllable (via vactrol) slew speed and voltage controlled output level probability. Internal or external clock timing.
- Random pulse/gate output (R-PULSE) operates from sub-sub audio well into the audio rate for use as a random gate/trigger sequence, additional random clock or digital noise generator. The frequency is variable via panel control and FM (density) input. R-Pulse features 7 selectable levels of randomness through 7 stage divisions. Scroll up/down through divisions. Saves selection every 60 seconds.
- Opto-Integrator - a vactrol based Integrator for smoothing voltages. This integrator features an input jack for processing external signals but processes the R-Pulse output through internal normalization when nothing is patched in. Panel control and CV input provided for altering the integration slope.
- Built in clock with hi and low range selector. Panel speed control and 1V/OCT FM input. Temperature compensated for low drift. Clock output for timing external devices. Clock doubles as a full range pulse VCO.
- External clock input for optionally timing S&H-B, R-FLUX and TOGGLE outputs.
- All packed into a comfortably designed 10hp width.