SOLD OUT – KITS AND FINISHED VERSIONS AVAILABLE SOON
In 2011 a short run of PCBs was done to produce a protoype Voltage Mechanic for the NAMM demo system. One unit was completed for the show. The remaining PCBs are being handbuilt will available for sale.
(Production and Kit versions will be available soon)
If you’d like to purchase one of these contact me via the comment section.
Voltage Mechanic Specs:
Function: 4 input Control Voltage Processor w Sample and Hold
Controls: SPANNER: Variable Phase/Amplitude Control (center = no signal) HAMMER: Voltage Offset HACKSAW (switches) Half Wave Rectification:
= 0 to +5v
center = no rectification
= 0 to -5v
4 individual post process CV Outputs
INVERTED MIX Output
RATCHET VOLTAGE OUT (Sample/Hold Output)
RATCHET VOLTAGE INPUT (Sample/Hold Clock)
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The AFG user manual is now available (as a DRAFT ) on it’s own page in the manuals section of this website. Click the USER MANUALS item in the MENU above and it will list all of the manuals currently accessible.
(PDFs will become availalble when the manuals are proofed/finalized)
Heres some audio examples of the Flux Capacitor controlling the ANTI MATTER SINE and ANTMATTER TRI of an original AFG (limited edition black PCB)
The ANTI MATTER feature in the AFG is an internal wavefolder. What makes this process different than using an external wavefolder module is: the folding is applied the sawtooth core before going to the individual waveshapers (vs. feeding a TRI or SIN into the module for folding).
The patch (pic above) used Malekko Heavy Industry Oscillator into the CV1 input for audio rate FM to the folding range. The 1vOct inputs of the AFG and the Malekko Oscillator were fed a repeating sequence.
The Pittsburgh Modular Timetable was used to subdivide an incoming trigger and fed to the Flux TRIG input. This hits the FLUX CAPACITORS on board AR (A is fixed value, R is adjustable via the FALL control).
EXAMPLE 1 and 2: INITIAL control manually sweeping the folders range. The high end “sizzle” heard at 00:16 is the FM oscillation from the Malekko Oscillator. The sweep of that FM Oscillation is the by product of mixing with the CV from the onboard AR (triggered from the subdivided output of the PGH mod Timetable):
EXAMPLE 3: Same as EX1 and EX2 with MORE AR:
EXAMPLE 4: Same as EX1, EX2 and EX3 with added VCA+EG after the AFG SIN/TRI output and 11+ minutes of knob tweaking.
EXAMPLE 5: Same patch with a Frequensteiner in HP between the AFG and VCA (cutoff adjusted manually):
9 months of dealing feature creep and rethinking panel sizes has ended and the final weeks before ordering a production prototype begins. Here’s a screen shot of the ANTIMATTER SINE being hit with an external SINE at audio rate: