At Superbooth 16, Barcelona-based Befaco was introducing several new modules, including the Rampage, the A*B+C and the Crush Delay, aka ‘the audio shit generator’.
In the video above, Diego explains the synth DIY roots of Befaco, and then demonstrates the new modules.
The Rampage is the Befaco version of an old invention: the Serge/Buchla ramp generator.
“We took the idea of a ‘patch programmable’ function generator/processor, put two units in the same module and tried to expand them with new funky functions and ways to combine them: Slope detectors, analogue logic functions and a few extra outputs to add some more complex features’, notes Befaco.
The module is built around two voltage controlled integrators. Integrators (also known as Lag Processors or Slew limiters) allow you to process your voltages, converting sharp square waves in ramp-like waveforms.
The Crush Delay is an echo-delay unit based on PT2399 that specializes in generating ‘digital garbage and noise’.
The A*B+C is a dual four-quadrant multiplier, with VC Offset. The unit does an analog multiplication of two signal (A and B) and add an offset (C).