This new 16 HP width module contains a Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) that offers ‘unmatched modulation flexibility’.
Synthetic Sound Labs has been in the analog synthesizer business since 1973, but the 2260 is the first Euro rack module and the sixth in SSL’s continuing line of new analog synthesizer modules.
LFOs are typically used by analog music synthesists in conjunction with other analog sound producing devices for creating slow, undulating rhythms and sound patterns. The SSL 2260 Modulation Orgy features both manual and external voltage control over LFO Tempo (speed), tempo Multiplier, Waveform and Waveform Distortion. A total of eight Waveforms are produced, including Sawtooth, Ramp, Rectangle, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lumps and Random. All these (except Random) may be modified using the Wave Distort controls to vary waveform duty cycles. Independent output jacks provide both normal and inverted LFO phases.
2260 ‘Modulation Orgy’ Specifications at a glance:
Model 2260 Tap Tempo LFO
Function: Flexible Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)
Tempo Adjust: .05 Hz to >50 Hz (approx)
Tempo Multipliers: Six (0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4; overlapping) – Manual & voltage controlled
Waveforms: Saw, Ramp, Square, Triangle, Sine, Sweep, Lump and
Random – Manual and Voltage controlled
Wave Distortion: 10% to 90% (approx, except Random) – Manual and
Voltage controlled Inputs
Tempo CV, Multiplier CV, Waveform CV, Distort CV, Sync, Level CV. 0 to +5V nominal.
1/8” Phone jacks. 100k impedance.
Outputs: Clock (0 to +5 digital), LFO voltage (10V P-P; +/-5V). 1K impedance.
1/8” Phone jacks.
Panel Indicators: LFO Rate – Red LEDs
Panel: High quality 0.062” aluminum. Durable black Metalphoto finish with
natural aluminum and copper graphics. Complimentary Brass colored knobs.
Power: Euro rack standard 16 pin keyed header.
+5VDC @ 14ma, +15vdc @ 16ma, -15vdc 18ma
Size: 5.0” H x ~3.25” W x ~1.25” D (16 HP). Skiff ready.
We haven’t heard much from Sonic State recently – and we suspect it may be because Nick’s got his hands on some interesting new synth modules from Pittsburgh Modular.
Here’s his take on Pittsburgh Modular’s Oscillator, Generator, Outs and Audiomixer Attenuator modules.
Pittsburgh Modular promises that the generator and other modules offer “Tones, drones, textures, and drums to atonal, nintendo zipper/fart noises.” While Nick notes that he didn’t quite hit the sweet spot on the fart noises, the modules do deliver ‘a great deal of flexibility and functionality.”