MATRIXSYNTH: Cosmotronic Peradam - Sidechained Distortion

Friday, December 10, 2021

Cosmotronic Peradam - Sidechained Distortion


video upload by Cosmotronic



"Peradam is an analog distortion module with an internal sidechain, like a compressor's twisted brother. The input signal is split up in a main signal that goes into a VCA, and side-chain. The side-chain is first phase modulated, and then ring modulated by itself, to create a signal at twice the frequency of the original. This signal then modulates the amplitude of the VCA, creating complex self distortions in the main signal.

That output then goes into a dual band drive circuit, similar to the one found in Cosmix, before entering a soft clipper output stage. Things get really wild when you start feedbacking this output back into the input, creating very rich feedback tones.

The module even goes into self oscillation at high feedback levels, producing all sorts of crazy sounds. Modulating all these parameters gives a broad palette of distortions, from subtle saturation to massive clipping and complete destruction.

Need a bit more drive? There's a handy +6dB gain switch on the input for that. A blend slider allows you to further dial in your tones, and mix in the distortion to taste.

MSRP € 270
Pre orders open now
Estimate shipping date: January 2022

For a more musical context please check it out in Colin Benders live set."


Live Setup PT 2 | Modular Mayhem With Colin Benders | S3E14 | Eurorack Jam Sessions

video upload by Colin Benders

About 8 minutes in.

"Modular Mayhem is back!!!!
we'll have a fresh episode and a whole season ahead of us! expect lots of nerding with gear, lots of patches, lots of modular things and lots of music.
All under the watchful eye of the most amazing community I could have wished for. Streampunks baby!"

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