Noise EngineeringRuina Versio Stereo Distortion


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Noise Engineering Ruina Versio

Filled to the brim with unapologetically digital character, Noise Engineering's latest Versio entry has arrived in the form of Ruina Versio, a totally in-your-face stereo distortion. This module draws from NE's extensive background in packing their modules with distorted, aggressive tendencies, incorporating elements from classics like the Basimilus Iteritas Alter and recent entries like Pura Ruina, while still managing to toss in some new ideas for sonic destruction.

Aside from one section with two parameters, each knob on the panel corresponds to a different part of Ruina Versio's destructive signal flow. The Fold knob engages Noise Engineering's iconic Infinifolder, the wave folding algorithm made famous by such heavy hitters as the BIA and Loquelic Iteritas, and is one of several ways the Ruina Versio adds harmonics to your signal. Center and Drive together make up the multiband saturator, inspired by the Seca Ruina module, determining the harmonic centerpoint of saturation and mix of low, low-mid, high-mid, and high bands respectively. 8vize performs full-wave rectification as heard on the Pura Ruina, flipping negative portions of the audio wave into the positive realm, with the resulting wave effectively doubled in frequency and pitch.

But Ruina Versio isn't just a greatest hits package of Noise Engineering distortions, as it has a few tricks it can offer on its own. The DOOM knob is a detuned sub-octave generator, adding low-end to any signal and decreasing pitch stability as the knob is turned up. At its highest settings, DOOM adds in buzzy overtones for harmonic interest in the high end. And if everything Ruina Versio has to offer you so far is still somehow not enough, engage Smoosh via the manual button or an external gate signal to add a whopping 128dB of gain at an instant. To shape your distortion even further, there's also an onboard notch filter, and three different signal flow configurations, rearranging the sections for other variations on its over-the-top character.

As with the other Versio modules, Ruina Versio is no one-trick-pony. Noise Engineering has made use of Electrosmith's Daisy DSP programming platform as the brains for the Versio series, allowing the user to easily swap between different firmwares as the needs of their system changes. Just connect the Daisy via USB and flash the module with Desmodus, Imitor, or any of the other firmwares to try out some new sounds on a whim. Truly designed for the connoisseur of distortion, embrace the aural punishment of Ruina Versio.

Ruina Versio Features

  • Stereo digital distortion
  • CV control over every knob's parameter
  • Wavefolder inspired by classic Noise Engineering modules
  • Multiband distortion inspired by Seca Ruina
  • Full-wave rectification inspired by Pura Ruina
  • Left/Right phase shifting for stereo enhancement
  • DOOM suboctave chorus
  • Smoosh button adds 128dB of face-melting gain
  • Optional bandpass filter fixed at 1kHz or tracks multiband's Center position
  • Easily swap firmwares to get more mileage out of your Versio
  • Eurorack module
  • Width: 10hp
  • Depth: 38mm
  • Current draw: 70mA @ +12V, 70mA @ -12V
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Product Demo Videos
Noise Engineering Ruina Versio Eurorack Distortion w/ The Patch Pals
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Ruina Versio is our newest module and is a stereo distortion. RV is part of the Noise Engineering Versio platform, so if you already own any other Versio module, log into our Customer Portal to try it now for free! RV packs all sorts fun into 10 hp and introduces the DOOM button. DOOM is our scary version of a suboctave generator. We pulled some inspiration from the Pura Ruina and the Seca Ruina to add the fun.
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