TriTone - 3 band EQ, filter, saturator

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TriTone - 3 band EQ, filter, saturator

Post by igorrr » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:35 am

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TriTone is a three section EQ plus saturator. Inner knobs control frequency and outer knobs control +- gain. All these sections Hi Shelf, Band Pass and Low Shelf are having + 20 db of gain and 30 db of reduction. Each section can work independently or they can be serially connected by the switches. Middle input in each section accepts CV for its frequency, so all three sections can be individually FMed by the external CVs.
If the inputs are fed with the modular level signals (+- 5V), then there is little room for “plus” EQ gains before saturation starts. In this case the input level should be attenuated first, if saturation is not desired and much “plus” gain is needed. Otherwise saturation drastically enriches the tone and the module works like very flexible overdrive FX.
When the switches are set to upper positions, then all three sections work independently. With the maximum gain reduction (CCW position) of the upper section (Hi Shelf) it becomes a useful kind of Low Pass filter. On the contrary – maximum gain reductions of the lower section (Low Shelf) makes it a High Pass filter. These modes are shown in the video.
Please note the internal routing done by the switches: the output of the uppers section is added to the input of the subsequent lower section. If nothing is connection to this lower sections’ input, then only the upper section’s output is processed. This makes it a 3 band EQ with the switches set to lower position. Having separated inputs opens up more possibilities over ordinary EQs.
Different feedback routings are possible even without any external modules involved. The video has a moment when output of mid section is connected back to its input, which adds more power to this section.
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https://www.modulargrid.net/e/happy-nerding-tritone
Price: 160 USD or 144 Euro
http://www.analoguehaven.com/happynerding/tritone/
http://www.schneidersladen.de/en/happy- ... itone.html
http://www.midiamsterdam.nl/happy-nerding-tritone.html
http://www.signalsounds.com/happy-nerdi ... ter-module

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV-xcsI ... e=youtu.be
http://soundcloud.com/happy-nerding/tritone-demo
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Post by hawkfuzz » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:45 am

Looks great. I can't help but feel they should all have connectors on the back to allow less cable build up since they are all identical format. This is great and let's talk about that filter asap.

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Post by geremyf » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:22 am

Cool module concept and implementation.

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Post by igorrr » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:11 am

Here is the HN VCF thread
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Post by evs » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:59 pm

Wow! :hail: :sb:

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Post by igorrr » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:40 pm

TriTone is currently at Schneiders Laden showroom, so can be checked there.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Lovely design Igor! :sb: Added it to MG.
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Post by igorrr » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:45 am

TriTones are now available at Schneiders Laden
http://www.schneidersladen.de/en/happy- ... itone.html

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Post by matttech » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Looks ace

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Post by t-bone » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Whats the frequency ranges for the three bands?

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Post by igorrr » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:08 am

Manual sweep gives 20 Hz – 15 kHz range. With CV applied can be made a bit higher.

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Post by dysonant » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:37 pm

What is the depth of module and power specs?

Also, do you have a US distributor?

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Post by strangegravity » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:56 pm

Impressive. I like all of your designs.

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Post by igorrr » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:30 am

dysonant wrote:What is the depth of module and power specs?
Depth is 4,5 cm. Will inform the power specs in a week.
TriTone are just restocked at Schneider’sLaden.

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Post by dysonant » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:32 am

igorrr wrote:
dysonant wrote:What is the depth of module and power specs?
Depth is 4,5 cm. Will inform the power specs in a week.
TriTone are just restocked at Schneider’sLaden.
Thanks man, You are the best. I'll be in touch via email.

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Post by igorrr » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:15 am

TriTones can now be bought also from Midi Amsterdam shop, plus checked at their showroom.
http://www.midiamsterdam.nl/happy-nerding-tritone.html

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Post by swhic » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:39 am

nice one!

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Post by swhic » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:06 am

Is it analogue ?... :eek:

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Post by igorrr » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:14 am

Fully analogue.
Takes 55 mA from positive supply
and 65 mA from negative supply

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Post by kwaidan » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:29 pm

If you switch it to 3-band EQ, will it process three different sound sources--say three VCOs--the same way?

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Post by igorrr » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:51 am

When the switches are set to upper positions, then all three sections work independently. And you can feed tree oscillators to the available inputs. There will be HiShelf for oscillator 1, Mid for the oscillator 2 and LowShelf for the oscillator 3. Each output will have only one oscillator processed. Or you can route HiHat to HiShelf to bring some high frequencies, Clap to Mid section and Bass Drum to LowShelf section.
When the switches are set to lower positions, then output of upper section is summed with the input of lower section and processed by this lower section. HiShelf for oscillator 1 is mixed with oscillator 2, and then this mix is processed by Mid Section, after that the result is summed with oscillator 3 and processed by LowShelf section. If only one input signal is connected to upper input, then it acts as ordinary 3 Band EQ.

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Post by boboter » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:34 am

igorrr wrote:When the switches are set to upper positions, then all three sections work independently. And you can feed tree oscillators to the available inputs. There will be HiShelf for oscillator 1, Mid for the oscillator 2 and LowShelf for the oscillator 3. Each output will have only one oscillator processed. Or you can route HiHat to HiShelf to bring some high frequencies, Clap to Mid section and Bass Drum to LowShelf section.
When the switches are set to lower positions, then output of upper section is summed with the input of lower section and processed by this lower section. HiShelf for oscillator 1 is mixed with oscillator 2, and then this mix is processed by Mid Section, after that the result is summed with oscillator 3 and processed by LowShelf section. If only one input signal is connected to upper input, then it acts as ordinary 3 Band EQ.
This sounds like a really interesting way of mixing signals. Nice.
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Post by albiedamned » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:34 am

Any plans for distributors in the USA for this or the new filter module?
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Post by igorrr » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:21 pm

I should get the soldered boards soon, so will be able to supply US market this month.

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Post by igorrr » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:32 am

TriTones have just arrived to US:
http://www.analoguehaven.com/happynerding/tritone/
And here is the demo showing TriTone being used as Distortion/Overdrive effect. Mostly all three gains are at maximum, which is around + 20 dB for each section. And frequency of each band is varied for different flavors. 303, electric guitar, drums and syths sounds are shown in the demo.
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I think this module can replace a bunch of dedicated pedals, because it allows more tone variations than ordinary “Tone” knob.

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