MATRIXSYNTH: New Make Noise Contour and Dynamix Eurorack Modules

Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Make Noise Contour and Dynamix Eurorack Modules

Published on Sep 28, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Introducing two new modules derived from circuits of the 0-Coast synthesizer: Contour and Dynamix.

Contour is a 4-stage function generator, or ADSR, designed to create control voltages to drive the Dynamix, modDemix and other fast VCAs, VCFs and more. Dynamix is a fast two-channel Low Pass Gate, Dynamics manager and mixer."

Update: details on each in via Make Noise:

"Contour is a 4 Stage function generator, or ADSR, derived from our 0-COAST synthesizer. It is designed to create control voltages to drive the Dynamix, modDemix and other fast VCAs, VCFs, and more. The Contour takes inspiration from the original Loudness Contour circuit of the MiniMoog, which is perhaps the most well-known example of East Coast Synthesis. The simplified control set (where Decay adjust both the decay to Sustain and the Release) makes it quick and intuitive to set-up. The Contour module adds full voltage control, a mirrored output, End of Onset and End of Contour Gate outputs which allow it to be highly integrated into any modular synthesizer regardless of coastal allegiance.

- analog 4-Stage ADSR envelope generator also operable as 3 or 2-stage function

- Linear or Exponential shapes, and everything in between

- Patch EON OUT to the Gate IN to cycle for LFO function

- Voltage Control over time based parameters

- Mirrored OUT useful for Crossfading patches

- LEDs indicate activity on all outputs

- EON and EOC outputs allow for cascading multiple units and/ or MATHS and Functions

- Pairs well with Dynamix, MATHS, Function

Width: 6hp

Depth: 24mm

Power @+12V: 36mA

Power @-12V: 16mA"

"Dynamix is a fast two-channel Low Pass Gate, dynamics manager and mixer, the core of which is derived from our 0-COAST synthesizer. The LEVEL parameter provides simultaneous voltage control over the Amplitude and Frequency content of audio signals, operating as a VCF/A. The DYNMC parameter accepts audio signals or control voltages and converts them into a signal that may increase or decrease the LEVEL parameter thus allowing for Expansion, Compression and Ducking. The summing section is complete with an AUXiliary INput allowing for the chaining of multiple MIX units (modDemix, Optomix and RxMx modules) to create large, non-centralized mixes.

The Dynamix is functionally similar to the Optomix LPG: a fundamental element in the sound of West Coast Synthesis, however, rather than using the Vactrol component that gives the Optomix its characteristic “slow” sound, the Dynamix circuit utilizes transistors in a topology that has more in common with East Coast instruments. This combination of West Coast technique and East Coast circuitry is No-Coast synthesis at its best, allowing the Low Pass Gate to be used in tandem with an extremely important East-Coast synthesis circuit: the ADSR, a 4-stage Envelope generator we call CONTOUR.

- analog Low Pass Gate with fast response allows for AM synthesis and use with ADSR

- Input Signal Attenuator with soft overload at maximum settings

- DYNMC CV IN can act as audio side-chain input for compression, expansion and ducking

- LEDs indicate LEVEL activity

- Voltage controlled mixer with AUX IN allows for chaining of multiple units to create larger mixes

- Pairs well with Contour, Optomix, modDemix

Width: 10hp

Depth: 24mm

Power @+12V: 55mA

Power @-12V: 45mA"

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