Grendel - Drone Commander Classic Pedal

€448.00 *
Net price: €376.47

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

In stock
 

  • 170268
The Classic Pedal is based on the circuits of the first Grendel Drone Commander, which was... more
Product information "Grendel - Drone Commander Classic Pedal"

The Drone Commander Classic Pedal is an analog synthesizer with original, powerful sound. The instrument is composed of two oscillators, a bandpass filter with self-oscillation and overdrive as well as a complex LFO. Thanks to a foot switch plus an envelope, the Classic Pedal can be turned on and off quickly. An audio input and several control voltage connectors allow musicians to integrate the instrument in larger setups. The spherical, rhythmic sounds of the Drone Commander Classic Pedal can fascinate listeners over hours. – Activate and enjoy!

The Classic Pedal is based on the circuits of the first Grendel Drone Commander, which was housed in an ammunition can. Besides its more compact format, the new instrument offers several improvements and additions, for instance an upgraded filter, a VCA and an envelope.

Sound is generated by two analog oscillators. Each VCO comes equipped with a switch for choosing between triangle and square waves as well as a tune potentiometer. (Range: 20 Hz to 360 Hz) A mixer allows users to crossfade between the signals of both oscillators. Alternatively to the internal sound generators, external material can be fed to the Classic Pedal via an audio input.

The mixer is followed by a bandpass filter. Via a switch, users can choose between two cutoff frequency ranges. A potentiometer is used for continuous cutoff adjustments. Additionally, the control element influences the resonance. – Low settings make the filter self-oscillate. With the help of a “dead patch” at the audio input, which deactivates the oscillators, the bandpass circuit can be used as the sole audio generator. The filter sound is rough and, depending on the incoming audio level, more or less distorted. A trim potentiometer allows musicians to alter the input level and therefore the overdrive behavior. For creating wafting filter modulations, there is a LFO. Additionally, the Classic Pedal features a cutoff CV input, which processes control voltages in the range of -10 V to + 10 V.

The Drone Commander’s LFO generates click and ramp waveforms, which can be mixed via a potentiometer. Speed and modulation intensity are alterable via two other knobs. A switch makes it possible to swiftly deactivate the LFO. Clicks are generated via a PLL circuit. The number of pulses per LFO cycle can be determined via the multiplier knob. (Multipliers: 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x) Signals produced by the PLL circuit are not only used for modulating the filter, but are also emitted via the instrument’s clock output. Therefore, synchronizing the Drone Commander with a sequencer is very easy. A switch determines, whether the LFO generates positive clicks and rising ramps or negative clicks and falling ramps.

For altering the output level, the Classic Pedal features a VCA with a volume knob. Using the foot switch or gate input, it is possible to activate and deactivate the instrument. Thanks to an AR envelope with two settings, this process can happen either fast or slowly. By connecting the clock output with the gate input, musicians are able to create tremolo effects.

The Drone Commander Classic Pedal can be powered via an external power supply (sold separately) or a 9 V battery.

You can find the suitable power supply here.

Power consumption +5V: 16
Related links to "Grendel - Drone Commander Classic Pedal"
"Grendel - Drone Commander Classic Pedal"
Das Drone Commander Classic Pedal beim Hersteller
  • Englische Bedienungsanleitung
  • Here is the information available on the brand...... more
    Grendel

    With Eric Archer at the head, Rare Waves offer since 2012 from their HQ in Texas fully analog circuitry in our digital age.

    210583_1 JMT Synth - NDE-1
    €498.00 *
    Net price: €418.49
    210350_1 Synamodec - Astrogorus
    €319.00 *
    Net price: €268.07
    210349_1 Synamodec - Synadrone
    €269.00 *
    Net price: €226.05
    200053_1 Metasonix RK7 VCO
    €795.00 *
    Net price: €668.07
    170200_1 Netzteil 9V DC - Boss style
    €14.00 *
    Net price: €11.76
    200011_1 Grendel - RA-99 Grenadier
    €588.00 *
    Net price: €494.12
    170127_1 Landscape - Stereo Fields
    €498.00 *
    Net price: €418.49
    130502_1 100x nylon washers 3.2mm
    €3.00 *
    Net price: €2.52
    120035_1 Doepfer Patch-Kabel 15cm (yellow)
    €2.00 *
    Net price: €1.68
    200370_1 JMT Synth - LD-2
    €598.00 *
    Net price: €502.52
    210833_1 Bastl Instruments - SoftPop 2
    €609.00 *
    Net price: €511.76
    210349_1 Synamodec - Synadrone
    €269.00 *
    Net price: €226.05
    220212_1 Synamodec - Levitate
    €389.00 *
    Net price: €326.89
    200011_1 Grendel - RA-99 Grenadier
    €588.00 *
    Net price: €494.12
    210350_1 Synamodec - Astrogorus
    €319.00 *
    Net price: €268.07
    210583_1 JMT Synth - NDE-1
    €498.00 *
    Net price: €418.49
    220380_1 Herbs and Stones - Pathways
    €588.00 *
    Net price: €494.12
    200260_1 JMT Synth - TVCO-2a
    €368.00 *
    Net price: €309.24
    200387_1 Grendel - Drone Commander 2 (model of 2020)
    €678.00 *
    Net price: €569.75
    180540_1 Koma Elektronik - Field Kit FX Standalone
    €348.00 *
    Net price: €292.44
    180034_1 Soma - Lyra-8 (Black Beast)
    €748.00 *
    Net price: €628.57
    200272_1 Benidub - Digital Echo
    €348.00 *
    Net price: €292.44
    200183_1 JMT Synth - LD-1
    €438.00 *
    Net price: €368.07
    220351_1 Collision Devices - Black Hole Symmetry
    €398.00 *
    Net price: €334.45
    200352_1 Herbs and Stones - Liquid Foam
    €438.00 *
    Net price: €368.07
    HOT SHIT
    180162_1 Møffenzeef Mødular - Stargazer
    €598.00 *
    Net price: €502.52
    220529_1 AMP Electronics - Touch Tones (blue)
    €388.00 *
    Net price: €326.05
    220395_1 Nunomo - Qun Mk2 Synthesizer/Sequencer/Looper
    €229.00 *
    Net price: €192.44
    210343_1 Meng Qi - Wingie MKII
    €189.00 *
    Net price: €158.82
    HOT SHIT
    160004_1 Make Noise - 0-Coast
    €558.00 *
    Net price: €468.91
    220514_1 JMT Synth - SNB-3
    €318.00 *
    Net price: €267.23
    190329_1 Landscape - HC-TT (V2)
    €378.00 *
    Net price: €317.65
    150326_1 Grendel - Drone Commander 2
    €499.00 *
    Net price: €419.33
    180515_1 Eowave - Quadrantid Swarm Desktop
    €549.00 *
    Net price: €461.34
    220350_1 Collision Devices - Nocturnal
    €398.00 *
    Net price: €334.45
    210817_1 Fred's Lab - ZeKit
    €208.00 *
    Net price: €174.79
    220597_1 99CHANTS - Aurōra
    €108.00 *
    Net price: €90.76
    220612_1 Eventide - H90
    €1,199.00 *
    Net price: €1,007.56
    210535_1 Synamodec - Dementor
    €395.00 *
    Net price: €331.93
    200184_1 JMT Synth - UNVO-1
    €368.00 *
    Net price: €309.24
    200092_1 Make Noise - 0-CTRL
    €449.00 *
    Net price: €377.31
    HOT SHIT
    220431_1 Bleep Labs - The Sensory Coupler
    €298.00 *
    Net price: €250.42
    200301_1 Leaf Audio - Add-On Pack V1
    €28.00 *
    Net price: €23.53
    180121_1 Leaf Audio - Microphonic Soundbox MKII
    €235.00 *
    Net price: €197.48
    220189_1 Grp Synthesizer - A1
    €585.00 *
    Net price: €491.60
    200188_1 Fine Gear - Dust Collector
    €518.00 *
    Net price: €435.29
    210165_1 Soma - Quantum Ocean
    €268.00 *
    Net price: €225.21
    Viewed