the interstellar radio is a faulty transmission line providing several varieties of destructive effects as well as acting as a non-volts/octave complex oscillator when no input is provided.
interstellar radio converts an audio signal from the input jack to a high frequency pulse train and then back to an audio signal with voltage control over the clock for the up conversion (carrier) as well as
the down conversion (demodulator), like a voltage controlled radio transceiver designed for poor reception.
manipulating these clocks allows for a variety of aliasing, distortion, and frequency modulation type effects. the output is also sent to a comparator along with the input, and the result is available at the
"error" output for a ring modulation type effect.
when no input is provided a dc offset (controllable with the input jack) sets a frequency for the up conversion (which is effectively a vco), the down conversion acts as a modulation oscillator allowing for a
fairly radical form of frequency modulation. two audio signals can be inserted into the clock input jacks and modulate each other in the same way.
features & specifications:
simulates the process of modulating and demodulating a signal for radio transmission
effect or complex oscillator (non v/oct)
voltage controlled aliasing, distortion, and frequency modulation effects
two wide ranging voltage controlled square wave oscillators with individual outputs
carrier oscillator converts input into high frequency pulse train
demodulator oscillator inside control loop brings sound back to audio range
cv applies external voltage control to oscillators or uses input signal as audio rate fm
internal oscillators can be replaced with external modulation sources
type selects demodulation loop type (changes timbre and response)
error output with threshold control
tone control for filtering out the harshest of frequencies
all analog design
power requirements :+12v 40ma, -12v 30ma
download the quick start guide here and the manual here.