Well for the last three or four days- I've been converting the Dual Oscillator from the 5U format down to the 3U format. The two modulating LFOs for the PWM/X-Mod have been replace by a geniuine balanced modulator wired up as ring modulator. The device is the MC1496P. This differs sonically from the AD633 analogue multipler more commenly used these days. My experience is that the AD633 creates ring mod like effects that are best used with sine waves. The MC1496 seems to have the whole spread with all waveforms. I'm chuffed.
So- the Dual Osc module is now 2 Oscs and 1 Ring Modulator.
To answer questions or peoples' thoughts:
I have no plan immeadiately to do any 84hp module! But- this module- and others like it are a large 48hp size. I will not be downscaling the size of the controls for the sake of space- I want my controls to be of a realistic size, well by my standards.
Now that you mention colors - I welcome this!- so I'll be taking a list of who wants what- within reason!!
I have also welcomed your interest in the idea of myself design within the 3U system -it is 3U for this moment that I'll work on- I've no plans for frac rac at this time.
Also as has been stated, quality products don't come *cheap* - I pride myself on providing a reliable product built to last. I get some of the best companies to make what I do- and yes, it's not a cheap process. I do not, and have never employed unqualified labor for any build that been done.
So rest assured this will be good stuff. Because I sub-contract- I know that the work I get back to me will be delivered on time- this means it will be delivered to you on time.
Ok- hears the crunch- see todays work. I've laid out controls on the pcb data for the front layer pcb (not the more complex mother board)- this is how the 48hp size unit will be laid out...