ST Modular Clipping Cat (p&p)
ST Modular CLIPPING CAT
4HP Vactrol Distortion with Diode Clipping & LPG
CLIPPING CAT will make your sounds meow ! It is a Vactrol-based distortion that will easily cram a lot of filth and grit into your tone. From sine waves to kick drums, this cat won´t miss a scratching post ! Based on the passive and very simple WORKMATE CLIPPING CAT, this souped-up 3U module now features three main controls. GAIN determines the amount of distortion applied to your signal. LEVEL decreases the signal level that is fed into the circuit and the CAT/NO CAT switch activates or deactivates the additional diode clipping behaviour and sound will change drastically. CLIPPING CAT will only blink and meow if you set the switch to "CAT" and have set a good amount of gain.
The amount if gain can also be voltage controlled using the CV GAIN input socket. Each incoming CV signal can be attenuated with the corresponding potentiometer. The overall gain range can be adjusted using a trimmer on the back of the board.
This CV functionality also allows CLIPPING CAT to be used as a low-pass gate with the smooth vactrol-based behaviour we al love. Another trimmer allows the circuit to be optimised for LPG or distortion purposes.
To simplify the exchange of diodes for soft clipping mode, there is a "diode playground" on the back of the board where you can easily exchange through hole diodes. Feel free to experiment with different types of diodes and discover novel distortion sounds.
• Vactrol Distorsion
• Diode Clipping
• Soft & Hard Clipping
• "Diode Playground" for easy replacement of Soft Clipping Diodes
• Vactrol LPG
• Skiff friendly
• Wrong polarity protection
• 3U Eurorack module, 4 HP wide
• Power consumption: 20 mA at +12 V and 20 mA at -12V
• Front PCB Panel
• Main PCB
*** panel & pcb only, no further parts are included here !