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micromodular starter set

This is a set of components for building a basic but complete analog synthesizer on a breadboard.  Although it might not have professional look, you will be surprised with its professional sound.

The set includes:

    μPSU·112·A
    μVCO·3340·A
    μVCF·3320·LP4·A
    μVCA·3360·LIN·A
    μADSR·3310·A
    μLFO·3340·A

(breadboards, wires, potentiometers, switches, laptop charger are not included)

An example synthesizer circuit is shown in photos 2 and 3. Potentiometers and switches from left to right, from top to bottom:
- oscillator frequency coarse tuning (pot)
- oscillator frequency fine tuning (pot)
- wave shape selection: triangle, saw, pulse (switch)
- PWM control (pot)
- oscillator signal amplitude control (pot)
- cut-off control (pot)
- resonance control (pot)
- output signal volume control (pot)
- pitch modulation by ADSR (pot)
- pitch modulation by LFO (pot)
- cut-off modulation by ADSR (pot)
- cut-off modulation by LFO (pot)
- gain modulation by ADSR (pot)
- gain modulation by LFO (pot)
- attack time control
- decay time control
- sustain level control
- release time control
- LFO rate control: coarse
- LFO rate control: fine
- LFO shape selection: triangle, saw, inverted saw, pulse (switch)
- PWM of LFO's pulse

All typical connections, including those used in the setup above, are described in micromodule's datasheets.


μPSU

μPSU 112·A is a power supply unit developed for Syntaxis micromodular system. The unit provides stable voltages of −12V/1A, +12V/1A, and +5V/2A.

The unit may be powered with any voltage between 16.5V and 24V, 2A min. Most of laptop chargers are suitable for this purpose.

Features

• input voltage: 16.5V ÷ 24V/2A
• output voltages: −12V/1A, +12V/1A, +5V/2A
• output voltage tollerance: +/- 2.5%
• two-step regulation (step-down, LDO) for each output voltage
• efficiency: 96%
• reverse voltage protection
• convenient connection with solid spring contacts
• dimensions: 75mm x 53mm

μVCO

μVCO·3340·A is a voltage controlled oscillator micromodule, which provides three waveforms full of harmonics, well suited for subtractive synthesis. The unit is based on AS3340 integrated circuit, a clone of the famous CEM3340 chip by Curtis.

Features:

• 3 independently accessible waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, pulse
• voltage controlled PWM
• audio signal amplitude 10Vpp (−5V ÷ +5V range)
• 4 summed frequency control inputs 1 V/Oct
• additional 1/2 V/Oct frequency control input for range selection
• additional 24 V/Oct frequency control input for fine-tuning
• linear FM modulation input
• synchronization input
• buffered signal output
• +12V, −12V power supply
• reverse voltage protection
• pin raster 2.54mm

μVCF

μVCF·3320·LP4·A is a four stage voltage controlled low pass filter micromodule. Its 24dB per octave
slope delivers classic sound response found in many synthesizers. The micromodule is based on
the AS3320 integrated circuit.

• integrated 4-channel input signal mixer
• integrated 4-channel cut-off frequency CV mixer
• integrated 2-channel resonance CV mixer
• control voltage range normalized to 0 ÷ 5 V
• exponential control of cut-off frequency
• linear control of resonance
• buffered signal output
• low noise
• +12V, −12V power supply
• reverse voltage protection
• pin raster 2.54

μVCA

μVCA·3360·LIN·A is a voltage controlled amplifier micromodule based on AS3360 integrated circuit,
configured for linear response. It is designed for final amplification stage in a signal path, prior
directly to the sound output in a basic synthesizer setup. However, DC coupled inputs allow
to use the module also as an attenuator or mixer for slow modulation signals. Up to 4 signal sources
(either audio or CV) may be connected to the unit. The amplifier’s gain may be controlled by
up to 4 CV sources.

Features

• linear response
• integrated 4-channel control voltage mixer
• integrated 4-channel input signal mixer
• control voltage range normalized to 0V ÷ +5V
• buffered signal output
• low noise
• +12V, −12V power supply
• reverse voltage protection
• pin raster 2.54

μADSR

μADSR·3310·A is an envelope generator micromodule providing the functionality of AS3310 integrated circuit with control voltages normalized to 0V ÷ +5V range. The micromodule generates RC shaped ADSR type envelope.

Features

• ADSR envelope
• RC envelope shape
• independent gate and trigger
• adjustable peak level
• control voltage range normalized to 0V ÷ +5V
• LED indicator
• +12V, −12V power supply
• reverse voltage protection
• pin raster 2.54mm

μLFO

μLFO·3340·A is a voltage controlled low frequency oscillator. The micromodule is based on AS3340 integrared circuit. Its typical use is for generating periodical control signal for modulating e.g. VCO pitch, VCF cut-off frequency, or VCA gain.

Features

• 4 independently accessible waveforms: triangle, saw, inverted saw, pulse
• voltage controlled PWM
• 3 rate control inputs with different sensitivity
• 5Vpp output signal with adjustable DC shift
• control voltage range normalized to 0V ÷ +5V
• LED indicator
• +12V, −12V power supply
• reverse voltage protection
• pin raster 2.54mm

Manufacturer: Syntaxis, Poland