This module started as a one off custom build for A Shamisen Orchestra, who needed a way to connect acoustic instruments to rack, and to shape their sound on the go, so adding a 3-band EQ was an easy decision.
We initially settled for a fixed +/-6dB EQ range, but then realized the module’s creative capability and decided to add a button to boost each band up to 12dB.
Each band can be isolated and routed to various FX, use them to play with feedback or even get different noise flavour by feeding white noise source on the input.
There’s a diode clipping limiter on the output, overdrive any instrument (or eurorack level sources as well) to get nasty hardclipping tones.
Lot of features where kept (and amplified) from Ears (and Microphonie), like the contact microphone under the panel and the envelope follower, that can be now controlled with the attack and release potentiometers on the panel.
• high impedance (1M) preamplifier, up to 40dB gain
• built-in contact microphone
• 3-band EQ, with tunable low and high shelf frequencies
• selectable gain range, +/-6dB or +/-16dB
• separate outs for each band
• envelope follower with attack and release time control
• pre or post eq selectable by a jumper on the back
Power 35mA @+12V, 35mA @-12V
Width 8 HP
This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. SMD parts are pre-soldered, rest to solder.
Building instructions can be downloaded here.
DIY level: easy.
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