£355.00 (£295.83 ex VAT)

Character mixer modeled after vintage analog consoles and magnetic tape machines. Includes V-CV Expander, which adds level/saturation control for all attenuated mixer channels.

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Vortices, from Steady State Fate (SSF) is an audio character mixer designed to emulate and accentuate the saturation-compression effects and frequency response of vintage analog consoles and tape machines. It features a total of 14 inputs and 7 outputs in a relatively compact 16hp form factor (18hp with VCA CV expander).

It is easy to miss some of the features that Vortices offers at first glance (we did!) – so it’s worth giving it a second look. For example, there are actually TWO mixers in it – one mono, and one stereo – with a myriad of options for tonal, spectral and amplitude control…whether by hand or via voltage control.



6 channel Mono Mixer including 4 attenuated inputs with tape saturation and level control, hard limiting and high frequency tone shaping.

  • VC Panning on Channels 1 & 4
  • VC Cross-Fading on Channel 2 & 3
  • 2 Auxiliary Mono inputs
  • Stereo Output
  • Direct Cross-Fader Output

8 channel Stereo Mixer (4 stereo pairs) including 3 attenuated inputs with lighter coloration, hard limiting and a brighter frequency response.

  • L>R Normalized to accommodate mono signals
  • 1 Auxiliary Stereo input
  • Stereo Output

Vortices has a Master Mix Output. It also features a Stereo Jack Master Mix Output on the back of the PCB.
The optional V-CV Expander included. This adds voltage control over the level/saturation for all of the attenuated mixer channels.


Vortices (Main module)

Width: 16hp
Depth: 26mm
Power: 84mA @+12v / 101mA @-12v 

V-CV (Expander)

Width: 2hp
Depth: 23mm
Power: 0mA @+12v / 0mA @-12v