Intellijel Linix - 5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

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Intellijel Linix - 5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

Post by intellijel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:49 pm

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5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

16hp and skiff friendly

Linix is the successor to the now dicontinued HexVCA module. It comprises six high quality 2164 based linear VCA circuits with CV attenuation and BIAS control for each channel.

The first five channels normal to a summing amp that feeds the input of sixth channel. This allows you to have voltage control of the master sum.Patching into an individual output channel breaks that channel from the master sum. If the direct output is used for each channel then the sixth channel becomes an additional independent VCA as well (Hex VCA).

Each channel has an led to monitor CV activity.

The SUM output has an additional set of leds to monitor the bipolar state of the final sum and a clip led to monitor the absolute max signal level.

As with the original HexVCA, Linix also has a 12 pin header on the back to allow a normalled connection to the Mutamix module.

Price (subject to change) $329
Available in about 3 weeks.
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Post by thelizard » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:50 pm

Beautiful. What's the HP on it?

Edit: Thanks for the update :tu:
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Post by intellijel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:52 pm

thelizard wrote:Beautiful. What's the HP on it?
16hp

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Post by exper » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:58 pm

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Post by reppiks » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:00 pm

What does LINIX mean, LINear something?

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Post by intellijel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:03 pm

reppiks wrote:What does LINIX mean, LINear something?
LINEAR + MIXER = LINIX

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Post by awoke » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:04 pm

Awesome! What I need now is more HP!

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Post by reppiks » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:16 pm

intellijel wrote:
reppiks wrote:What does LINIX mean, LINear something?
LINEAR + MIXER = LINIX
aha, ta! i was sure it must be something simple and that i was just being thick!

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Post by rjungemann » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:34 pm

Aaaa! I'd be all over this if I didn't already have 3 µVCAs....

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Post by kuxaan-sum » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:47 pm

awoke wrote:Awesome! What I need now is more HP!
Right...
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Re: Intellijel Linix - 5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

Post by n_m » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:53 pm

intellijel wrote:As with the original HexVCA, Linix also has a 12 pin header on the back to allow a normalled connection to the Mutamix module.
Looks tasty!

Will the Mutamix be making a comeback?

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Post by SunSpots » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:18 pm

My next workhorse vca
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Re: Intellijel Linix - 5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

Post by intellijel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:43 pm

n_m wrote: be making a comeback?
On the way very soon.

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Post by dj_bluefalcon » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:46 am

Will there be a second module called EXPIX?

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Post by ignatius » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:49 am

looks great. i like the layout a lot.

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Re: Intellijel Linix - 5:1 VC mixer and Hex Linear VCA

Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:05 am

intellijel wrote:
n_m wrote: be making a comeback?
On the way very soon.
:doh: Just when I finally managed to get a Mutamix and a HexVCA. Nice timing! :razz:
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Post by Damo303 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:20 am

So is this best suited to cv rather than audio, or is switchable between exp and linear?

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Post by intellijel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:23 am

Damo303 wrote:So is this best suited to cv rather than audio, or is switchable between exp and linear?
Linear VCAs are way more useful and versatile than expo VCAs. In most situations where you are trying to control the amplitude of an audio source you are driving the VCA with an envelope that already has an exponential shape. If you use an exponential envelope with an exponential VCA you get a super exponential curve that is not very useful.

The Linix is suited well to both audio and CV.

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Post by ignatius » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:29 am

Hmmm. Might have to put my HexVCA in the bst forum. I really like this new one. The layout is just right.

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Post by Damo303 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:30 am

Ok that's interesting and something I did not know. Can this be ribbon cabled to the old Mutagen?

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Post by intellijel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:32 am

Damo303 wrote:Can this be ribbon cabled to the old Mutagen?
yes

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Post by Damo303 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:46 am

Awesome!

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Post by wellurban » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:41 am

This looks lovely, and should offer more control than the HexVCA, as well as looking less cluttered and more modern. But I was planning on the extreme compactness of the HexVCA to help save HP.

I may have missed something on another thread, but any idea why the HexVCA was discontinued?

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Post by zvukoprocessor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:51 am

looking good :tu: and I will probably get one, although HexVCA will stay - different vca chip, more compact and exponential

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Post by lutoslawski » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:17 am

looks great!!

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