MATRIXSYNTH: Final Run of Flight of Harmony Quad Plague Bearer

Monday, October 24, 2016

Final Run of Flight of Harmony Quad Plague Bearer

via Flight of Harmony

"Flight of Harmony is taking pre-orders for the last ten Quad Plague Bearer stand-alone units. These units are based on the v3.3 circuit boards and will feature inverted graphics (aluminum on black, like the Sound of Shadows module)."

USD$350.00+ Shipping & Handling

For those not familiar with the Quad Plague Bearer:

"What is the Quad Plague Bearer Desktop Unit?

It is four independent Plague Bearers housed together to infect, corrupt and pervert a signal beyond recognition.

It contains four Voltage-Controlled Resonant Bandpass filters that were designed with the goals of maximum signal alteration and maximum parameter control. Each filter has controls for varying the high and low corner frequencies of the pass band, as well as variable gain and an input attenuator. Each section of the Plague Bearer can be used as a filter, an oscillator, a noise generator, or even as a resonance oscillator!

Depending on the settings, the filter can be a lowpass, highpass, single-bandpass, or multiple-bandpass. Adjusting the resonance point can cause the filter to self-oscillate in many ways: By adjusting the controls to just below the point of oscillation, and then applying a pulse, square, or other abrupt-edged input signal waveform will “ring” the filter. A simple “click” on the input can give a percussive output sound – from bass drum to bell to a harsh metallic clang; Crank the controls up and this beast will scream like a banshee! The oscillation can be damped or continuous. Chain a couple in series and get accumulating feedback – the build-up can be slow, fast or instantaneous. White Noise is easy to do – you don’t even need an input signal! Turn the input all the way down, and then slowly turn the gain up. You can adjust the “color” of the noise with the frequency controls. Daisy-chaining multiple filters can give a “comb” or multi-phase noise. About phase-shift characteristics: A single filter can give a STRONG chorus effect if so desired, useful as a sub-oscillator or just to 'fatten' a sound."

You can find additional details and samples on the Flight of Harmony website here.

Some pics of the original black on white model:

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