Intros Q167 LFO++ Über LFO

Designer Roger Arrick of shared this video, demonstrating his new LFO++ module design.

The LFO++ is an interesting Dotcom MU module design that is a sort of ‘über-LFO’, combining elements of the functionality of an LFO, envelope generator, VCA and more into a single-width panel’s what he has to say about it:

The Q167 LFO++ is a Low Frequency Oscillator and universal modulator with a wide range of interesting features. This functionally-dense module creates complex modulation with a variety of common and unusual waveforms. The built-in envelope generator produces spring-like decays for both frequency and amplitude – increasing or decreasing.

Pure smooth analog! No processors or digital logic.

Direct patch points for both frequency and amplitude make it easy to control modulation with a wheel, expression block, keyboard pressure or a sequencer.

The envelope generator provides control over sustain time to produce delayed modulation, a partial section of a waveform, or a burst of waves including pulses useful for programming sequencers and creating multiple gates.

The unique waveform control section starts with simple familiar waves and curves them into waves you haven’t heard before.

The Q167 can also act like an audio oscillator with 1V/Octave response, amplitude control, and harmonically rich waveforms.

Cross patch two Q167 modules together for mind-bending FM and AM sounds.

The Q167 makes patching modulation from controllers and within a system much easier. The same functionality would require 3 or 4 modules in a typical system – VCO, EG, VCA, Signal Processor, and multiple patch cables.

The Q167 LFO++ is available for pre-order for US $222.

5 thoughts on “ Intros Q167 LFO++ Über LFO

    1. I’d like to see a voltage-controllled panning mixer, too, and something comparable to the Z-DSP (for things like Valhalla reverbs).

  1. Why no audio demos?

    Also – this could have been a killer all-in-one voice, if it let you modulate between the wave shapes. For example, if you could route the envelope to fading between the square and sine waves, you’d get some nice harmonic change. That seems like a missed opportunity, while putting in the offset switch seems like wasted space, since it duplicates functionality in an existing module.

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