This Eurorack module contains 2 JFET based voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCA). VCA’s are a core component in synths. They’re commonly used in conjunction with an envelope generator for shaping
sounds, or with two oscillators for tone synthesis. The inputs and outputs are buffered using fast professional audio grade op-amps to maintain signal integrity and performance.
|Size||Width: 4 HP|
Depth: 42 mm
|12 V||15 mA|
|-12 V||15 mA|
|1 (knob)||User control knob/|
CV DC offset
|2 (CV)||Control Voltage|
0 to 5 V range
|3 (SIG:IN)||Input Signal|
-5 to +5 V range
|4 (SIG:OUT)||Output Signal|
The module uses a standard 10 pin Eurorack connector with polarity marked
Inputs and Outputs
Adds a DC offset from 0 to 5 volts to the control voltage.
This is the control voltage gain input, and it is normalized to 0 V. The recommended input range is 0 to 5 V. Voltages less than 0 will have the same gain as 0 V, and Voltages greater than 5 V will have the same gain as 5 volts.
The signal input is DC-coupled and will accept audio or CV signals. The recommended input range is -5 to +5 V. Voltages outside this range will cause increased distortion.
Inputs are tolerant to voltages from -12 V to + 12 V. Exceeding this range will damage the module.
The response of the VCA is exponential. A representative plot showing gain vs control voltage is shown in Figure 1.