Dannysound - MM VCA

Product information "Dannysound - MM VCA"
The M.M. VCA is a 6HP Eurorack VCA module based on the classic design by Dr. Robert Moog as used in his first portable synthesiser.
The discreet design of the circuit has inherent soft clipping characteristics when driven, which either add harmonics to a pure sine wave or
conversely remove higher order harmonics when amplifying waves such as a Saw or Triangle.
This has the effect of slightly boosting the fundamental frequency, making sounds that are fatter and warmer than standard VCAs.

The M.M. VCA has two inputs with level controls – both inputs are then routed through two VCAs in series (PRE-AMP and MAIN AMP).
This allows for modulation of the first VCA (PRE-AMP) with an LFO and the second (MAIN AMP) with an Envelope Generator.

An offset control provides a DC control voltage to the first VCA that can be used to bias the modulation so it doesn’t cut off
When the LFO is in the negative part of its cycle. This control should be set to full if modulation of the first VCA is not being utilised.

• 2 x Audio Input Level Controls – Starts soft clipping after approximately 50%.
• CV 1 (PRE-AMP) Level – Adjusts the amount of CV to VCA 1.
• CV 2 (MAIN AMP) Level – Adjusts the amount of CV to VCA 2 (Normalled to 10V).
• CV 1 OFFSET Amount – Adjusts the amount of DC bias control voltage to VCA 1.

THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
Current draw +12 V [mA]: 34
Current draw -12 V [mA]: 7
DIY Level: Advanced
Depth [mm]: 38
Width [HP]: 6
Format: 3U
Panel / Color: Silver Alu
Manufacturer "Dannysound"
Dannysound is a small Berlin based electronics company, specialising in the design of Eurorack modular synthesisers. The aim of Dannysound synthesisers is to provide high quality audio design and performance. There is a focus on warm sounding, soft-clipping saturation inherent to the designs, that can make recorded tracks "sit" better in a mix. ‍ The collection started with a basic synthesiser voice that included reworkings of some classic designs to provide added functionality or better performance where necessary. The future of the collection will focus more on original designs, however, there are also some classic modules that have been requested by users that might make their way into the line-up. ‍ The modules are currently available as kits from Thonk.co.uk and there are plans to start making fully assembled versions in the near future. I started playing guitar in the 80’s, when it was cool. In the 90’s I studied jazz at music college and then went on to have a glittering career playing some of the worst pubs and clubs, to absolutely no one for 5 years. Then I decided to make electronic music and before I even recorded the first note I got a record deal…they liked the idea! Recorded an album… got dropped! Had a ton of rubbish jobs until a friend suggested university, so I got a degree in electronics with the specific goal of making musical equipment. Designed guitar effects, valve guitar amplifiers and synths; building polyphonic and monophonic complete systems for a number of years. A friend suggested I design Eurorack modules and with the help of Thonk the brand was established. The company name was suggested by a friend also. I fixed a lot of bands gear for a while and I liked to tinker around to get the best sound possible, so the name Dannysound (Danny's sound), is what he suggested… it seemed to fit with the design philosophy, plus I had no better ideas, so that’s the name.

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