MUSKRAT is a flexible, 8-bit wavetable drum synth. There are 23 øn-bøard wavetables tø chøøse frøm, either manually ør via bipølar CV input. Pitch and phase distørtiøn include bipølar CV inputs and accept -5v to +5v. The “Trigger” input is designed withøut input cønditioning and picks up signals øf all varieties (In øther wørds it is an enveløpe følløwer circuit). Yøu can plug an external CV ør øffset intø this input and it will øperate like a regular VCA. Før even møre extreme søund mangling, engage the MUSKRAT møde via the switch tø feed a randøm number intø the phase accumulatør at the internal cløck rate. This møde alsø includes a gate input that acts as an “accent”.
Basically, pick a kraptastique wave, change the pitch, mangle the hell øut øf it, feed the rødent, BANG! it; yøu’ve caught yourself a Muskrat. WARNING: if yøu feed the rødent (“my…gød…what…have…we…døne?”) it’s brain gøes intø a fiery frenzy and spits øut glitch after glitch øf høly bleepbløøpness. If yøu yank øn it’s tail it’ll shriek a lil’ lønger, especially if yøu’re pulling it at løng range. Beware, ønce yøu let this critter øut øf the cage it will want tø nest sø BANG! it øn the head!
The core of the Envelope Generator is borrowed from famous Russian synth Polivoks, but significantly updated schematics – eurorack standard positive gates, envelope amplitude, inverted envelope output, looping feature (looping on gate on). Bonus feature Gate Delay – the module outputs delayed gate signal after Attack stage. Chain up several (4-5) Envelope Generators, each with delayed gate to create evolving polyphonic synth-like pads!
Pico Voice from Erica Synths is amazingly versatile sound source just in 3HP. It features 8 sound generation algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chords, Wavetable, TB303 bass-line emulation, PWM, Supersaw, Wavefold and Harmonic saturation, with three adjustable parameters per algorithm and CV control over one user defined parameter. Despite the small size, Pico Voice sounds bigger than it is!