neuron is an fm-based all-in-one drum voice module suitable for all types of electronic music. from big autechre-style fm hits to huge digital hardcore kicks to tight x0x snare drums, neuron can make a broad
range of percussion sounds with ease.
starting with super fast envelopes internally curved for percussion sounds, we add a carrier wave that is a single-cycle sample straight from the pcb of a 909's kick oscillator. we then add pure sine modulation,
analog-modelled soft saturation, digital distortion, and a true random-number-generator for white noise.
the result is a drum module that is both easy to use and incredibly versatile. watch the overview video below to get an idea of what neuron sounds like.
neuron is a dsp-based module that runs at 48khz sample rate and 24 bit depth, via a high quality cirrus-logic codec.
two-operator fm synth voice tuned for percussion use.
carrier waveform is a single-cycle sample of a 909 kick's main oscillator, taken from the board of a real 909 via a studio-grade mytek a/d convertor. tunable from 20hz to 1khz.
modulator waveform is a pure sine wave, tunable from 5hz to 1khz.
two ultra-fast percussion-curved internal envelopes for pitch mod and vca.
soft saturation/overdrive and distortion control for hardcore sounds.
internal noise generator for snare and cymbal sounds.
trigger input that fires the internal envelopes on a 1v edge detection. can be triggered up to low audio rates. (approx. 60hz.)
accent and choke inputs allow further time-based control over the output.
every control has a cv input that accepts +/-5v. panel controls are sampled at low audio rates (approximately 35hz), and have further internal lag processing for smooth parameter changes.
usb port (on the backplane) for easy firmware updates.
high-quality 100% made in the usa construction, including panel-bolted 100,000-cycle bi potentiometers and custom stamped rogan knobs.
power draw is 50ma from the +12v rail and 9ma from the -12v rail. this module has an on-board regulator and does not require +5v. module width is 12hp. module depth is 25mm.
neuron, like all audio damage hardware products, includes our lifetime unconditional warranty.