cgs735 synthacon filter
price : $215.00
this module is a "tribute" module, based on the awesome steiner-parker synthacon vcf.
how to use this module:
connect the cv input to a voltage source such as a keyboard, envelope generator or sequencer. connect the output to a vca or amplifier. feed the signal to be filtered into the high-pass, band-pass or
low-pass input. if the same signal is used in all inputs, the result is reminiscent of a phaser. the real fun starts when you feed different signals into each input, then you get a frequency based
"interpolating scanner", where panning between different sound sources is possible, though also subject to the frequency at which they are running.
each of the filter type inputs has its own level control. the all input is also affected by these level pots as it mixed with the individual inputs prior to the level controls. if using only a single input,
it may be better to feed the signal into the all input, and adjust the level pots to select lp, bp or hp, rather than changing the patch cord between the specific input jacks.
a little on how it works:
the circuit uses a standard, non-inverting amplifier configuration. the three modes (hl, bp, lp) are obtained by injecting the signal into three different points of the circuit. an increase in the gain of
the amplifier increases the filter's q. the q remains almost constant as the filter is swept across the audio spectrum. in the circuit, diode strings are used as voltage controlled resistors.
the differential-amplifier transistors apply the bias voltage to the parallel diode string rc networks in opposing phase. the opposing phases cancel the control voltage so that none appears at the output.
the final pair of transistors form a non-inverting amplifier. the variable resistor adjusts the gain of this amplifier, and thus its q.
the final stage is a simple gain stage.
this module has a maximum current draw of 15ma. it requires 14 hp/te worth of space to fit in a eurorack frame.