A multi-mode filter impressed by the Steiner-Parker Synthacon.
Tiptop Audio’s subsequent Eurorack module is a sci-fi themed multi-mode filter known as Forbidden Planet.
According to Tiptop Audio, the Forbidden Planet’s filter design is influenced by that discovered on the Steiner-Parker Synthacon, a three-VCO analog mono synth that was launched in 1975.
Like the Synthacon filter, the Forbidden Planet has excessive cross, band cross and low cross modes with enter jacks for every. The resonance makes use of an inside suggestions path which may sound “clean or aggressive” relying on the setting.
As Tiptop Audio’s video demonstrates, the Forbidden Planet is succesful making some wild sci-fi sounds due to the frequency setting and attenuator’s devoted CV inputs.
The filter’s resonance doesn’t have CV management however does appear to have the ability to make very uncommon results relying on the place you flip the dial. “At a low setting, it emphasizes the cutf harmonics, at center settings it begins to self oscillate, and in the direction of most setting it types fascinating tones and all types chopped grainy bits self-oscillation,” Tiptop says.
Tiptop Audio’s Forbidden Planet is obtainable now. It’s 8HP broad and prices $120 – discover extra data on the Tiptop Audio web site.
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