Back in 2008, the original Z5000 was not only the world’s first Eurorack DSP effects module but also the first Tiptop Audio module released. It brought voltage controlled digital effects to Eurorack for the first time and the Z5000 was eventually replaced by the Z-DSP open source platform. Now, years later with over a decade of experience developing audio effects for Eurorack signals we are introducing a totally new version of the Z5000: a compact stereo 8HP multi effect with voltage controlled parameters, VC analog clock generator driving the DSP chip and 24 of our creme de la creme reverbs, delays, modulation, harmonization and pitch modulated effects. A number of programs in the Z5000 combine more than one effect, in series or parallel, that represent studio techniques from the early days till modern times often leaning toward the more experimental side.
Z5000 has a set of reverb algorithms specifically designed for it and the ZVERB module. All of the programs here were developed over several years by Tiptop R&D and take inspiration from the history of digital reverb devices from the earliest 1970s studio rack units to 90s high end multi-effects and 80s budget boxes.
The Z5000 Delay programs come from many years of development of the Z-DSP cards. Most of the programs in this set began life on the Z-DSP and are chosen to give a wide range of options from basic mono digital and tape delays to complex multi-taps.
This collection of Pitch and Modulation programs are adapted from years of work on the Z-DSP cards like Chorus, Time Fabric and Spirals with a few new algorithms too.
About the new range of Tiptop Audio Effects:
ZVERB, ECHOZ and the Z5000 are powerful stereo DSP effects modules in a compact 8HP panel. Although only 8HP in size, all controls are immediately available with clear labelling, making them quick, comfortable and easy to use. Each button accesses a bank of different effects types for up to 24 effects per module.
These effects are a blend of newly developed programs and ones carefully selected from Tiptop’s library of hundreds of effects created over 10 years for the classic Z-DSP processor module. While the effects algorithms play a major role in making these modules sound impressive, an internal analog clock circuitry drives the DSP chip adds to the lush and warm audio processing. With ZVERB, ECHOZ and the Z5000, Tiptop Audio effects have never been so accessible.
Power: 130mA @ +12V @ / 20mA @ -12V