Antidote [preorder]

£89.00 (£74.17 ex VAT)

Full Karplus-Strong synthesis voice, based around analogue Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) chips, all in only 10hp.

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Description

The Dreadbox Antidote is full Karplus-Strong synthesis voice, based around analogue Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) chips, all in only 10hp.

Features:

  • Full Karplus-Strong Synthesis Voice
  • Analog circuit based on a 512stages BBD chip
  • On board Noise Generator with a variable decay (pluck)
  • Two Analog Low Pass Filters (one in the input and one in the output)
  • Output Filter can be used as a Low Pass Gate
  • Precision tracking over 5 octaves (from C0 up to B4)
  • Frequency/delay time range: C0 @16,35hZ (61ms) up to B4 @493,9hZ (2,1ms)

External processing:

Antidote can process external audio signals, so therefore it can also be used as:

  • Resonator,
  • Flanger (requires external LFO)
  • Chorus (requires external LFO)

BBD quirks:

Analogue Bucket Brigade Delay – BBD – chips are full of character, but there is always some kind of trade-off in terms of range of delay times vs frequency response & audio fidelity.

  • C0 to F#0 will produce a hight pitched noise
  • Depending on the external input and the LFO source, clicks and peaks might be audible.

Useful Notes:

  • Karplus-Strong synthesis is used to generate emulations of stringed instruments.
  • This is achieved by sending a sharp burst of noise through a very short delay.
  • The delay time will determine the pitch of the “note”, and the feedback will control how long it rings out for.
  • Antidote uses a 512 stage BBD delay chip, which determines the 5 octave tracking limit.
  • By plugging into the external input, you can use the module as a resonator, flanger or chorus – the latter 2 requiring an external LFO to modulate the delay time.

Width: 10hp
Depth: 35mm
Power: 92mA @ +12V @ / 43mA @ -12V