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$125.00

Bassdrum generator

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Description

Foundation is an electro-organic instrument loosely mimicking the thump and feel of an acoustic kick drum.

Features

  • 90% analog
  • Smooth drum palette
  • CV’able tuning and decay
  • Deep sine generator

Specs

Interesting details

The sound

The single LEVEL knob acts as both an attenuator and gain control. Rotating left attenuates incoming CV enough to completely null the channel. Rotating right increases the gain until the input and output are at unity. This simple one knob design is very “playable” and encourages performative use.

Nudge

The VCAs are built of discrete transistor “long tailed pairs”. Rather than using a specialized IC, we developed the VCA core using nothing but matched transistors and precision 0.1% components. Does this matter to the sound? Not really, but we still think it’s cool!

Cyborg envelopes

Under the hood, two of the three analog envelopes that shape the sound are digitally controlled. This is cool because it allows for some modifications over a traditional analog bassdrum circuit. Namely, the decay tail has a blended linear/expo shape, and the single RING control changes the length of both decays simultaneously.

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