Frequency Central - Shapes

Product information "Frequency Central - Shapes"
Shapes is a wide ranging and fully analogue oscillator which can perform duties as both auxilliary VCO* as well as VC-LFO. Shapes can be configured to cycle continuously, or to provide one-shot shaped outputs. When set to one-shot mode, Shapes may be used as an ersatz envelope generator.

Using the Time knob, Shapes can cycle from as low as 8 seconds (whale song) to as high as 19500Hz (bat beeps).

Shapes has 3 simultaneous outputs:

sawtooth (+/-5V, 10Vpp)
ramp (+/-5V, 10Vpp)
triangle (+/-5V, 10Vpp)

Additional waveforms may be derived courtesy of the Shape knob. Anticlockwise from 0 achieves progressively logarithmic sawtooths and ramps, whereas clockwise from 0 achieves progressively exponential sawtooths and ramps. The effect of the Shape knob on the triangle waveform is asymmetric, anticlockwise from 0 achieves progressively logarithmic leading edge, whereas clockwise from 0 achieves progressively exponential falling edge. Progressively exponential triangle waveforms can be achieved using the Time CV knob (set Shape knob to 0) providing there is no jack in the Time CV input socket

Time CV input provides wide ranging control of time. It is possible to dial in something approaching 1V/oct over a limited range, although Shapes has not been designed to perform as an accurately tracking VCO. In the audio range, Shapes comes into it’s own when used as a ‘daughter’ VCO to an external ‘mother’ VCO by patching the ‘mother’ VCO into Shapes’ Gate In input socket – some impressive oscillator sync style effects can be achieved.

Gate In can also be used to initiate waveforms in one-shot mode, where a pulse of any length will cause Shapes to complete one cycle.

*Shapes has not been designed to perform as an accurately tracking audio VCO.

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]: 15
Current draw -12 V [mA]: 15
DIY Level: Easy
Depth [mm]: 45
Width [HP]: 4
Format: 3 U
Panel / Color: Black Alu
Manufacturer "Frequency Central"

Hey there synth friends! It’s me, Rick of Frequency Central I founded Frequency Central in 2009, mostly as an excuse to my wife to spend more time messing around with synthesisers. Since that time, I and my small but trusty team of collaborators have endeavoured to crank out a range of fun and exciting Eurorack modules and accessories. By 2015 we’d dipped our toes into MU modular, we are now expanding further into that format. And now in 2024 we're just about to embark on a new adventure - fully standalone synthesisers. But... none of this would be possible without you! We value you deeply in a fraternal way, and we think you are rather special too. It is our honour and duty to design pointless yet fascinating audio tools to exhilarate your senses. Thank you so much for coming here, let’s hang out, turn the volume up to 1.61803399 and make ourselves unpopular with the local cats and dogs...

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