Noise Engineering’s Kris Kaiser says, “If I’m honest, [Pura Ruina] is my favorite of the bunch. It is musical and fun and can be used in an incredible variety of ways. I’m enjoying the heck out of the thing.”
Pura Ruina is a multiband Full-Wave Rectification distortion with extensive CV control.
“While processes like wavefolding are common in Eurorack, full-wave rectification is an unusual spin on waveshaping distortions. Pura Ruina ?has a dry stage, plus three independent stages of rectification with individual outputs. The CV-able level controls and sum output add to the fun. With this much control, the amount of harmonic content generated from even simple waveforms like sine waves is immense and unexpected. Pura Ruina’s ?uses are quite diverse: it can make an interesting replacement for a traditional wavefolder in a Buchla-esque complex oscillator setup, create wild new sounds processing percussion, delicately shape harmonics when designing sounds from scratch, and much, much more.”
Pricing and Availability.
The Noise Engineering “Ruina” distortion module family: