All the necessary tools in one module: SYNC LFO, NOISE GENERATOR, SAMPLE & HOLD, GLIDE, VCA & INVERTER.
All through the project of developing this module, we created all those circuits one by one, which are an absolute necessity to create a sound. The purpose was to fit them all into one module. That’s how this composite and compact module was born, and got named MODULATION TOOLS.
All the parts of this module have their own in- and output, but it also has several internal connections as well. These connections can be disconnected too, you just have to plug a cable into an input. So all the parts of this module are capable of working altogether or separately as well.
How is this possible? Let’s see!
The NOISE GENERATOR output connects to the SAMPLE & HOLD input. The SAMPLE & HOLD output connects into the GLIDE. The SYNC LFO triggers the SAMPLE & HOLD, so we get a synchable random generator.
Using a switch you can select the waveform you wish to have on the input of the VCA & INVERTER. In addition, the VCA & INVERTER has its own level control potentiometer, own CV input, also has normal and inverse output as well.
The SYNC LFO is capable of working in two different modes. Using the NORMAL mode the frequency can be controlled by the RATE potentiometer between 0,05Hz and 50Hz. In MATH mode the Rate potentiometer works as a divider, so the incoming sync pulse, or TAP can be divided or multiplied too. x1,5; x2; x3; x4; /1,5; /2; /3; /4
Besides all of these features, the SYNC LFO has SYNC, RESET and CV inputs too, also has individual SQUARE and TRIANGLE outputs. You can adjust the CV input level, and select if you want it to affect either the RATE or the SHAPE. Using the SHAPE potentiometer, you can set the pulse width of the square wave, also the triangle wave can be adjusted either to saw and ramp form as well.
With the CV input selected on RATE in MATH mode, you can switch between the DIVIDER settings from the keyboard of your synthesizer or sequencer. It gives you the possibility of changing or modifying the beats of the LFO, to the rhythm of your music. This gives you very exciting possibilities to compose rhythmic modulation.