Thursday, 27 October 2016

ready for a gig

This is my larger eurorack modular, there is another 9U as well, but getting ready for the Mandurah Noize Maschin:

all NLC modules:

top row L-R: DP filter, Multiband Distortion, Doof, Numberwang, Wangernumb, CEM3340 VCO

2nd row - Timbre!, Delay no More, dual LFO, Segue, Chopper, 2x Sloth, 4Seq, CEM3340 VCO, mixer

3rd row - serious VCF, 4Seq, LPG, Brain Custard, Neuron, LPG, bong-0, bong-0, badum Tisss, BOOLs

4th row - Cluster matrix mixer, Giant B0n0, Doof, 32:1, mixer

5th row - Squid Axon, Triad, Triad (triple EG), 1050 mix/sequencer, 8bit Cipher, FK1T VCF, FK1T VCF, Brain Custard, Sloth

6th row - Cellf Voice panel: VCO, dual LFO, VCO, Sauce of Unce, LPG, Difference rectifier, EG, LPG, VCA, EG, Chaos, dual VCA, VC reverb


with just a hint of ginger

Monday, 17 October 2016


Wangernumb is 3 modules in one...or 4. If you use the Track input, the phase lock loop acts as a frequency tracker. The VCO Range Cv input and filter pot will determine how well, or more accurately, how poorly it will track. You also get 12 divisions of the tracking signal, right down to divide by 4096. If you use the Roulette input, it will generate semi-random selections of outputs when the input signal is high....or it is a burst generator and you can control the frequency of the bursts with the VCO CV input. If you use the Divide input, you have a 12 stage clock divider, down to 1/4096. In this case you can use the PLL tracker section as a separate and independent module and just get it to generate squelchy, burpy noises.
PCB - US$20
panel - US$25
assembled - US$180 


PCB - US$18
Panel - US$20
assembled US$160

The Router was developed to use in the cellF neural synthesizer at MoNA’s Mofo exhibition in Jan 2017. As cellF would be left running for 6-8 hours per day, we wanted a module to periodically switch around the CV signals to create new patches.
The Router pots can be used as switches, 0 is off and 10 is on. At these settings the switches will ignore incoming CV or gate signals. For the switching to be controlled by CV or gates, set the pots to an appropriate turn-on point.
Some notes:
Input 1 is internally connected to the switches on jacks 2, 3 & 4.
CV 1&2 is internally connected to the switch on the CV 3&4 jack.
The signals to the OUT ALL jack are summed together, as more than one signal can be on at a time; this is the safest way to merge them.
The Router can deliver 1 into 4, 4 into 4 and 4 into 1 at the same time, 2x 2 into 2 and, with a simple mod the PCB, 2x 1 into 2 

Monday, 10 October 2016


Has phase modulated sync & pan-pulse output based on the Aries PMS-338 VCO

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Wangernumb revisited

This has taken a while to get to a point that I am happy with, vers5 PCB even.
Track input gives you a very badly behaved frequency tracker, along with 12 divisions of the tracker's output frequency. It performs particularly poorly when you start CV-ing the Range input, which puts a vactrol in charge of the PLLs frequency range.
Roulette input wants a CV or gate and makes the module behave like an electronic roulette wheel. When the CV or gate is high the outputs spin and halt when the input signal returns to zero, giving a random combination of gates, plus a series of bursts whilst it is spinning. The rate of spin can be controlled by the range pot and the range CV input.
Divide disconnects the PLL from the 12 stage outputs and simply acts as a 12 stage frequency divider, going down to 1/4096. The PLL can be used as a separate module when the divider is used, so you get a raucous PLL VCO that is barely controlled by CV.