The Neural Agonizer, An Extreme Spring Reverb Module For Modular Synthesizers

This is a Bourne-o-vision video demo of the Tellun TLN-156 Neural Agonizer, a voltage controlled spring reverb processor.

Although this module can be used to simulate room reverb with most audio signals, it includes numerous enhancements specifically designed for interfacing to a modular synthesizer. According to Tellun, “This is a noxious tool capable of inflicting some serious damage to your audio.”

The TLN-156 features:

  • An amplifier for controlling the input signal level;
  • Two reverb tanks that can be driven in series or parallel;
  • Separate recovery amplifiers and resonators for each reverb tank;
  • A feedback amplifier with lowpass filter; and
  • A deformation processor for combining the reverb tank outputs.

Most parameters are voltage controllable and several patch points are available for adding additional signal processing. All inputs and outputs handle 10 Vpp audio signals and 5 volt control voltage signals (modular standard).

The Neural Agonizer is a DIY project, originally for the MOTM format.

via sduck409:

Greetings from shaky camera world! Video is from my flip video camera thingy, audio is recorded into SoundBooth, no added effects of any kind. Just a quick demo of some of the things my very new Neural Agonizer can do. Oh – the Neural Agonizer is an enhanced spring reverb for analog modular synthesizers – it uses 2 reverb tanks, and was designed by Scott Juskiw of The Tellun Corporation. I haven’t spent a lot of time calibrating the thing yet, so the settings are not optimal – it’s all a bit too dark sounding to me, and the stress and trauma knobs don’t have enough effect yet. I’ll add some annotations of what’s going on, but if you’re watching this on an iphone or something similar you may not see those.

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