FIL1 Convulsion Generator - NEW MODULE

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FIL1 Convulsion Generator - NEW MODULE

Post by futuresoundsystems » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:46 pm

Evenin' all,

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This one's been in the pipeline for some time, but I have only just "officially" announced it online. The Convulsion Generator is a CV resonator and will output decaying sinusoidal control voltages when fed impulses. This is much like "pinging" a resonant filter, but the circuitry has been tuned for CV to low-audible frequencies.

The module will be available very soon, hopefully within the next week or so.

Check the FIL1 page out!

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Post by ignatius » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:17 pm

interesting. curious to see/hear a demo of it in action.

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Post by Kent » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:29 pm

Yeah! This looks cool. :yay:

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:33 pm

Audio and video will be coming soon (hopefully tomorrow :hihi: )
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Post by DGTom » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:39 pm

This looks really cool! I use my Bugbrand SVFs for generating CVs sometimes but it can be a little touchy - they are audio filters afterall.

Having a module that is optimized for creating damped CVs would be awesome, its such a nice modulation source for vibrato or amplitude.

What kind of input does it expect? Will it work with regular gates or 50/50 duty cycle of a square LFO for example?

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:03 am

DGTom wrote:What kind of input does it expect? Will it work with regular gates or 50/50 duty cycle of a square LFO for example?
It will oscillate around any transient at the input. So, for example, if a +5V to -5V square-wave LFO is input, the output will oscillate around +5V, then around -5V.
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:38 am

Video demo now on YouTube:

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Post by exper » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:37 pm

This is very cool but I don't think many people have noticed since its not on the main euro forum. Will this be available at Analogue Haven?
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:03 am

AH currently aren't stocking it, Shawn hasn't contacted me about getting any in yet but who knows what could happen :) Meanwhile, Rhythm Active currently have the FIL1 in stock, and so do FSS if you would like to order direct.
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Post by mamonu » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:59 am

looks interesting.... glad youre back in business... :tu:

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Post by infradead » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:36 pm

man this thing looks interesting...
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Post by J1m » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:04 pm

Killer. Order placed with Rhythm Active. I appreciated the video. Now to set up camp by the mailbox...

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:50 pm

FIL1 is now back in stock through FSS direct :party:
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nice work

Post by J1m » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:37 am

Futuresoundsystems, i doff my cap to you sir. this module is something special. My rig is wobbling like a delighted pool of ectoplasmic bass-flavoured cv jelly juice. Only problem is, I seemed to have raised Cthulu from his thousand-years sleep. Is there a fix for that? :cthulhu:

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Post by numan7 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:54 am

bitchin :sb:

was this inspired by the wiard wogglebug at all, btw (as in, man i love the wogglebug but wish it was easier to control)?!

:cloud: ahhh decaying sinusoids.... :loves:

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:46 am

Haha thanks guys :)

J1m I'm afraid there's no fix for the Cthulu bug, it's pretty errant in the system unfortunately :despair: :hihi:

Numan7, it didn't take inspiration from the Wogglebug, though I am a fan of what that thing can do. It was more so "what happens if we had a CV-based resonant filter".
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Post by Rotating_Tree » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:51 pm

This is the most dubstep module in the world, brilliant!

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Post by dogoftears » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:02 pm

dang, i LIKE the whole concept of this! never heard of it either. learn something new every day.

ill have my eye on it next time im shopping for a percussive function generator.
can we get a scope shot of the sine? it sounds exceedingly perfect in the youtube vid.
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Fri May 11, 2012 2:41 pm

Here's a shot of the FIL1 outputting a bass drum into Ableton Live, my camera couldn't focus properly on the 'scope :(

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Post by dogoftears » Sat May 12, 2012 10:08 pm

that looks pretty good! next question: when fed an impulse, does the sinewave generated always begin from a zero-crossing??
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Post by coyotedad23 » Sat May 12, 2012 10:13 pm

I LOVE this little module. Just simply patch a clock source and BANG you have incredible swing shift thundering kicks. Things great even better when you patch it into a Borg filter. At times I worry about busting my monitor. :sb:
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Post by futuresoundsystems » Sun May 13, 2012 11:06 am

dogoftears wrote:that looks pretty good! next question: when fed an impulse, does the sinewave generated always begin from a zero-crossing??
It depends on the trigger signal sent to it. The FIL1 will oscillate around any square edge at the input. Therefore, if the trigger signal returns to zero, the sine wave will begin at 0V.

If there is a positive going edge (i.e. high to low) then the sine wave will begin at 0 degrees.

If there is a negative going edge (i.e. high to low) then the sine wave will begin at -180 degrees (inverted so the wave's level is decreasing initially).

I recorded this short demo with the Doepfer A-145 LFO feeding the FIL1's input which modulates the pitch of a sine wave. You can hear how the pitch changes as the square wave goes high, then low, according to the phase of the output sinusoid from the FIL1, as described above:
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Also note how the FIL1 reacts to the triangle wave - the waveform is followed until the change of direction at its peaks, where the FIL1 outputs a sinusoid.
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Post by mOBiTh » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:47 pm

i'm finding these modules extremely useful (bought two) - really good for giving bass drums and basslines a decent wobble :hihi:

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Post by zap32 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:03 am

Excelent....I take one :tu: !

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Post by futuresoundsystems » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Cheers guys! :tu:
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