Super SynthesisVCAR Envelope Generator
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Super Synthesis VCAR
The Super Synthesis VCAR is an simple but ingenious function generator that packs a ton of useful features in a small package. The VCAR at first glance looks like a typical envelope generator, but don't be fooled: the VCAR can be used in many ways other than just typical attack-release functions.
The built-in end-of-cycle output can be self patched into the trigger for LFO functionality or used as a manual trigger-delay. An additional gate input allows for ASR envelope generation, and both the Attack and Release stages of the function feature bipolar attenuverters. It can even be a rudimentary clock divider, as its trigger specific input ignores incoming triggers while the envelope is active, allowing you to divide based on the attack or release settings. Nearly every modular system could benefit from an extra function generator or two, making the VCAR an excellent option for modular systems large and small.
- Voltage controllable envelope generator
- LFO functionality
- Simple interface, deep functionality
- Eurorack module
- Width: 6hp
- Depth: TBD
- Current draw: 45mA @ +12V, 5mA @ -12V
The centerpiece of this system is the PHRSR from Super Synthesis, a two-channel phrase recorder that captures knob movements in sequences up to 16 steps in length. One thing which makes this module unique is that the external clock input doesn’t override the internal clock, but rather it performs a hard sync reset that can be manipulated to create swing, syncopations, and other metric transformations. Also from Super Synthesis, we’re running dual 2OPFM modules for percussive FM sounds, the VCAR for CV controllable attack-release envelopes, and the ISO two-band DJ-style EQ.
We’ve also chosen a few multi-functional modules to give our compact Eurorack system a bit more versatility. The ever-flexible Ornament and Crime, malleable Pique from After Later Audio (based upon Peaks from Mutable Instruments), and the Milky Way multi-effects module by Endorphin.es help this little box pack a punch well above its weight. For sequencing, we’re relying upon the trusty SQ1 from Korg, and a special edition PO-133 Street Fighter Pocket Operator from Teenage Engineering processed by the Ritual Electronics Guillotine adds some additional sonic accompaniment.