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CGS335
Synthacon Filter
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3D Model

This module is a "tribute" module, based on the awesome Steiner-Parker Synth VCF. Those who know Ken will know he is not a big VCF fan. Nonetheless, this VCF really appeals to him. Its sound is quite unlike the Moog ladder, and has a lot of character.

Resonance is a bit unusual in its behavior. Once it starts oscillating, the resonance pot needs to be backed off a fair way to get it to stop again. It can also be frequency dependent.

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.

Unlike the original, this version allows signals to be fed into all inputs simultaneously. 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.



PCB Dimensions: 1 " x 6" with 3.2mm fixing points 0.15" from the edges
Power Consumption: +12V @ -12V @

Original article, art & design copyright 2003 by Ken Stone

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