Saturday, 14 October 2017

Hyperchaos Deluxe

PCB set = USD23
Panel = USD22 
assembled = USD220

Hyperchaos Deluxe is based on the description in A UNIQUE SIGNUM SWITCH FOR CHAOS AND HYPERCHAOS by C. Li et al and is an expansion of the circuit used in Primal Hyperchaos. 

There are 10 different CV outputs and 2 gate outputs. The CV IN is associated with the CLIMAX pot which determines how high the peaks go. The module can be greatly influenced by the CV in signal and can exhibit some fairly nutty responses at times. 

The Rate input can be used in a few different ways:
1. With nothing patched in the circuit operates in slow mode
2. With a cable patched in, but its other end hanging loose, the circuit operates in fast mode.
3. Feed a gate signal to the Rate input and the circuit will vary between fast and slow modes (gate high = slow)
4. Feed a fast clock signal and you can get the circuit to operate at different speeds. This is quite dependent upon the frequency of the incoming clock and can take some tweaking to get right. If the clock is too fast it will mainly appear to be in slow mode.

Probably 3 is the best option as you can have the CVs cruising along and then suddenly going nutso when the gate ends.

Not my video but a great track using the Hyperchaos Deluxe

Sly Grogan

Panel = USD20
assembled = USD170

SLY GROGAN is an envelope generator based on the design in Electronotes #86. It can produce a wide variety of different envelopes and bursts, perhaps most interesting is the ability to have the envelopes ringing after the attack stage. It also works well as a voltage controlled LFO, tho the module is neither a LFO nor a regular ADSR.
Please note: it no longer contains a VCA, this was dropped in favour of tapping the extra outputs (2&3).

Nice run-thru by Learning Modular:

Divide & Conquer

PCB set = USD22
panel = USD20
Assembled = USD190

This is a clock divider module containing 4 different dividers:
  1. /2, /4, /8, /16, /32, /64, /128, /256
  2. /1.5, /3
  3. /2.5, /5
  4. /3.5, /7

All sections will run off a signal patched into section 1.
The module can be patch-programmed to obtain other divisions. For example; patch output /2 into section 4 to get divide by 14 from the /7 output.
The circuit is CMOS based and contains no microprocessors.

This module is intended to be a companion module for the Bindubba Sequencer.
Yes, the first run of panels has an invisible '64'.

Demo from Steve.
0:00 Drums with Math
Clock IN -> C&D main IN
C&D /2 --> Doof
C&D /3 --> baDumTiss1 (with Square wave into IN)
C&D /4 --> baDumTiss2
C&D /5 --> bong-0

0:32 Drums with Logic
Clock IN -> C&D main IN
C&D /"5" --> Self patch into lower left IN (7/2)

C&D /"3/2" --> BOOLs IN1
C&D /"7" --> BOOLs IN2
C&D /"3" --> BOOLs IN3
C&D /"3/2" --> BOOLs IN4

BOOLs 1:2 --> Doof Trig
BOOLs Slew --> Doof CV

BOOLs 3:4 --> baDumTiss1Ttrig
BOOLs 4:1 --> baDumTiss2Ttrig
C&D /"4" --> bong-0

1:03 Clock da envelopes
Clock IN -> C&D main IN

C&D /"16" --> Self patch into lower left IN

C&D /"4" --> VCA5 IN
C&D /"32" --> VCA5 CV
VCA5 out --> Env1 trig --> VCA1 (PoD Saw)

C&D /"32" inverted --> Env2 trig --> VCA2 (VCO Tri)

C&D /"8" --> Env3 trig --> VCA3 (PoD Tri)

C&D /"5" --> VCA6 IN
C&D /"7/2" --> VCA6 CV
VCA6 out --> Env4 trig --> VCA4 (PoD Pulse)--> BP Filter
C&D /"7" --> ADSR trig --> BP Filter CV

1:38 Octaves
VCO Square wave -> C&D main IN

VCO Square wave --> Mixer
C&D /"2" --> Mixer
C&D /"4" --> Mixer
C&D /"8" --> Mixer

1:53 Harmonic ratios
VCO Square wave -> C&D main IN

VCO Square wave --> Mixer
C&D /"3" --> Mixer
C&D /"3/2" --> Mixer
C&D /"2" --> Mixer

2:08 Chord-like drone
VCO Square wave -> C&D main IN

C&D /"3/2" --> Self patch into middle left IN (below /"3")

C&D /"2" --> VCA1
C&D /"3" --> VCA2
C&D /"5/2" --> VCA3
C&D /"5" --> VCA4

Feague OUT0 --> VCA1 CV
Feague OUT90 --> VCA2 CV
Feague OUT180 --> VCA3 CV
Feague OUT270 --> VCA4 CV

VCA1 + 3 --> Output Left
VCA2 + 4 --> Output Right