Digital ramp up/ramp down signal generator with wide frequency range and one-shot modes – usable as a LFO, a VCDO or an AR/AD generator.
Features, controls, I/O
- Cycle mode selector: single shot AD, single shot AR, looping (VC-LFO/VCDO).
- Frequency range selector: low (20 minutes to 5 Hz), medium (0.05 Hz to 300 Hz), high (8 Hz to 10kHz).
- Frequency control, with 1V/Oct frequency CV input.
- Exponential FM CV input, with attenuverter.
- Shape control with CV input – covering various combinations of linear, exponential, or raised cosine segments.
- Slope/asymmetry (A/D time ratio) control with CV input.
- Smoothness control with CV input. From 0V to -5V, smoothes the waveform using a 2-pole digital filter, from 0V to +5V, adds bumps and kinks with a digital wavefolder.
- Unipolar CV input controlling output level.
- Trigger input, which works as a trigger in AD/AR modes and a sync/reset in looping mode.
- Clock input to “tap” or “ping” the LFO and envelopes, or to lock the VCDO frequency through a PLL. In these cases, the frequency control acts as a frequency division/multiplication control.
- Freeze gate input to stop the oscillator and hold its output.
- High tide and Low tide gate outputs for chaining/quadrature operation, or other applications such as gate delaying.
- Unipolar (8V) and bipolar (+/- 5V) outputs, with a distinct shape/character.
- All inputs: 100k impedance, DC to 500 Hz for shape/slope/smoothness, DC to 3kHz for FM, DC to 24 kHz for level.
- 12-bit CV acquisition with separate power supply for converters and references.
- 16-bit CV generation, 48kHz sample rate (12.5kHz in the lowest frequency range).
- Cortex-M3 ARM processor.
- Open-source hardware and firmware.
- Easy firmware updates through an audio interface.
- Current consumption: +12V: 55mA ; -12V: 5mA.
Olivier Gillet, Mutable instruments SARL 2011-2016. Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a cc-by-sa 3.0 license.