Controls In Detail (standard operation):
The SQ8 requires a +5V clock signal. Each clock signal will advance the sequencer 1 step. When the last step is reached, it resets back to the first step. Take the clock signal from a square wave LFO, Clock module or MIDI to Clock converter.
The clock signal appearing at the CLOCK IN socket is buffered and transferred to the CLOCK THRU socket, so it can be daisy chained to another sequencer.
A 5V signal in here will reset the sequencer to step 1.
Step 1 Out:
Each time step one is played, the step 1 gate socket will go high (output +5V). This socket can be used to trigger other devices, such as a cymbal sound at the start of each bar, or to trigger another sequencer. The step 1 out will give a clock signal that is the main clock in divided by out.
This socket will output a control voltage set by the pot for the current step. It can be changed in real time.
This socket will output a 5V gate when the CV control is pulled out.
This allows the sequencer to be manually stepped by one step at a time whilst the clock is not running. It can also be used to reset the sequence. As with most analogue sequencers, step it to the last step (8 or whatever is patched) so that when you start the clock, the sequencer starts on position 1.
Note: The step button will only work when any clock input signal is at a low state (0V). So it will note work when the clock input is high. This situation will note arise in normal use, as one would only normally use the step button when the master clock is stopped (making the clock signal low). If the sequencer is being clocked by a clock divider, even when the clock is stopped, it is possible that the clock signal may still be high until reset.
CV/Gate pots/Range switch:
The CV and Gate functions are built into a single combined pot/switch. The switch is a push/pull type. Pulling the control out turns off the gate.
There are 8 CV pots, 1 for each step. When the range switch is HI the range is approximately 0 to 8.6V, when LOW the range is approximately 0-4.3V. LOW is best for use when controlling a VCO as this gives better ability to fine tune each step.
The CV pots have a built in Gate switch. Pull the knob out to turn off the gate for that step, push it in to turn the gate on.
There are 8 LED's. These will light in turn to show step position.
The synth has been designed by Tom Carpenter, a musician and fan of electronic music. He knows how to program a synth and what should be expected, so the modulation choices and range of sounds have all been carefully thought out and quickly give you the sounds you want: huge bass, synth leads, percussion and effects.
As the panel is 10x10, there are an additional 2 ins and 2 outs that you can hard-wire (solder) to any modules you wish. Or, leave empty and use as a place to store spare pins! Pins not included.
Note: This is a passive module and uses no power.
- 16 jacks
- 10 x 10 pin matrix
- Width: 22HP
There is also an inverted output, so if you mix in an EG for example, you will get an inverted EG out! Great effect.
This module would normally be used for mixing audio signals, although it will do CV's.
- 6 x Inputs, Inverted output, Normal output
- Width: 4HP
- Pitch and auxiliary CV's
- 16 bit conversion
- Pitch bend, Accent and Legato outputs
- Accurate DAC
- Program and Manual Trigger buttons
- CV1 out, CV2 out, Gate out, Accent out, Legato out
- Width: 12HP
- Requires 5V
Designed by Tom Carpenter - a user and collector of vintage sounds, and a musician with a passion for electronic music.
All the voice and modulations are 100% analogue. Fusebox features an advance choice of modulation and melodic possibilities right out of the box before even plugging in MIDI.
Fusebox features no presets - each sound is unique and created by the user!
There is no quantisation, stepping, or locking in by CPU.
Fusebox is designed, engineered and built in England by Analogue Solutions who have over 24 years in the synthesizer industry.
Mr Hyde is an analogue filter effects box use for subtle to extreme filtering and modulation effects.
SynthBlocks are used to process any sound that you feed into it from your DAW, Mixer or some musical instrument (with prior pre-amplification where necessary). To give your plug-ins some real analogue hardware life.
Mr Hyde has 1/4" input and output jacks on the rear, so it can be connector straight to a mixer or DAW audio interface without the need for adaptors.
On the top panel are mini jack sockets to patch with a semi-modular synth, such as AS's very own Fusebox, or to Eurorack and other modular systems.
Mr Hyde can change the sound in subtle ways, such as nice sweeping filtering, right up to mangled FM mayhem!
Designed, engineered, and hand built in England.
This joins Mr Hyde in a growing line up of small analogue effects boxes and synth components.
Dr. Strangelove is a compact, high quality analogue Ring Modulator, with analogue LFO modulation, featuring a lo-fi echo.
- Analogue Ring Modulation with 2 audio inputs
- Analogue LFO that can go into audio range, with 2 waveforms
- Lo-fi Echo / Delay
- 1/4" audio inputs and outputs
- Minijack (Eurorack) audio & CV in/outs for direct connection to modulars
- Superior build quality
- Small footprint
Nyborg is a precision electronic musical instrument.
It combines all the often needed music electronic circuitry to make a music synthesiser in one compact module.
No compromise has been made with the construction of Nyborg. Cheaper options in parts have not been used.
This synth has NO memories! - Advantages;
None of the parameters or controls are quantised. So when you turn a knob, you are turning a resistor that affects a real analogue circuit.
Because each parameter is not under solid CPU control, each parameter has that tiny analogue drift that adds so much to character.
You are forced to be creative. No reliance on presets! Each time you make a sound you are being original.
Quick, easy and simple to use! WYSIWYG - no nasty menus and sub-menus to change the sound.
*UK power adapter included*