Notes: The Visual VCA is a voltage controlled, analogue amplifier module with additional waveform display. The signal amplification can be regulated via the two CV inputs. CV1 is usually controlled by the envelope. A special feature is CV2, because this input can only be used in conjunction with CV1 and is normally used for modulation effects. The integrated oscilloscope represents the waveform of the input signal and has a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels. With the interval controller you can set the sampling frequency.
The power consumption is +/- 30 mA. The module has a width of 8 HP (40 mm).
Notes: The MASTER module is the base of every AE modular system - it contains;
- The voltage regulation (5V) for the power supply of the modules
- MIDI input (minijack; Breakout cable to DIN-5 socket is available separately)
- In/out-sockets (3.5mm minijack) for audio out and/or interfacing with a Eurorack system
- All bus signals (CV, GATE, CTRL, MIDI clock/start/stop) as patch sockets
The power supply is a 9V DC adapter; it can be connected either at the side or on the top of the module.
Reverb cartridge for TipTop Audio Z-DSP with 8 original algorithms
Notes: The Z-DSP Shimmer cartridge has 8 original algorithms, designed to combine lush reverberation with multiple voices of pitch shifting, to create ethereal pads, rich chordal textures, dissonant clouds of sound, and a variety of other sounds that are perfect for electronic music. The algorithms are customized to work with the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack module.
There are 6 reverb algorithms in the Z-DSP Shimmer cart, arranged in order of complexity:
- Fast Shimmer: A modulated reverb that quickly decays away into an endlessly pitch shifting tail. The shift interval can be set between +/- 12 semitones. Perfect for that classic "octave up" shimmer sound.
- Slow Shimmer: Similar to Fast Shimmer, but with a much slower attack.
- Dual Shimmer: Two pitch shifted voices, embedded within a larger modulated reverb network, shifting the reverb decay in both positive and negative directions. Try slowly sweeping the Shift control in this mode for ridiculously cinematic sounds.
- Triple Shimmer: Two pitch shifted voices embedded within the reverb decay network, plus a third voice external to the network. This allows the user to have a reverb with +12 and -12 semitones of feedback, plus a stable +7 semitones voice without feedback.
- Quad Shimmer: Four pitch shifted voices feeding into a lush modulated reverb. This allows for a variety of dissonant and consonant chordal textures, with the max Shift setting corresponding to a rich major chord.
- ClusterVerb: Four pitch shifted voices embedded within the feedback network of a modulated reverb. The result quickly becomes dissonant or metallic. Perfect for insta-Ligeti, or Penderecki In A Box.
In addition, the Z-DSP Shimmer cart features 2 special effects algorithms:
- Quad Detune: 4 short pitch shifted delays, feeding back on each other. A variety of chorus, detuned, and dissonant effects can be obtained through this mode. Turn up the Feedback for maximum fun.
- PitchEcho: A single pitch shifting voice, combined with a tape echo emulation = sound mangling joy. Turn up the feedback for barberpole self-oscillation, and sweep the decay time for all sorts of swoopy glitches.