Landscape - Noon
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- Order number: 220392
The Landscape Noon is a passive(!) analog (Drum-)Synthesizer with a unique experimental control concept.
Music made out of electricity...not really actually! Noon is a currentless, eight-channel instrument that can be activated and modulated by voltage from external sequencers.Its circuits are momentarily powered by incoming gate and control voltage signals, causing them to oscillate and "breathe naturally". Their interconnectedness allows them to grow, "inform" and influence each other in complex and rhythmic ways.This approach enhances the unstable properties of analog circuits and provides more nuanced organic textures and movement. The simple controls ensure that sounds and movements can be changed intuitively without patching. The simplicity of the interface was designed with live performance in mind.The number of internal and external variables (control voltage types, linked channel behavior, and external audio input) provide plenty of room for experimental exploration in the studio, as each channel shows different dynamic and organic responses to different gate lengths and CV signals. This is due to the power loading characteristics of each circuit type.
Please mind the sequencer recommendations on the Landscape website! To work reliably Noon needs a strong gate signal. In addition, each sequencer will have different effects on the tonality of Noon, as models from different manufacturers differ in terms of performance and features.
- Each of the 8 channels has its own analog circuitry, powered and controlled directly from its gate input.
- Each channel can be treated as a "drum voice" or a "synth voice" (or somewhere in between).
- Each channel has three sliders: Main Pitch/Tone/Texture, Secondary Pitch/Tone/Texture, Volume
- Each channel has a mod button with latch function that changes the sound and response of the channel.
- Eight CV mute buttons allow muting or unmuting of incoming CVs from the even or odd CV inputs.
- Odd-even CV inputs are summed to the even or odd channels when CV muting is un-muted.
- Each channel can be linked to the adjacent channel via a link button. The two link buttons at either end (of channels 1 and 8) allow channels 1 → 8 or 8 → 1 to be linked.
- All eight gate inputs can be fed with any control voltages, giving different results.
- Individual audio output per channel. These outputs are DC-coupled to allow the behavior of each channel to be used as a modulation source for Eurorack applications.
- Individual volume control per channel
- Main audio outputs for even and odd channels (AC-coupled) with a single volume control. Even and odd channels are summed to these two outputs
- The even output becomes a mono mix of all 8 channels if there is no plug on the odd output.
- When the main outputs are used with channel link keys enabled, an unusualstereo image may result due to the common characteristics and crosstalk created by the modulation and voltage sharing of the even and odd channels
- Passive mixing of the main outputs can create "competition" between the channels, resulting in compression effects
- Audio Input
- Eight Mute Buttons (Post-Gate Inputs)
- 16 Touch Plates the eight "pairs" that (inter-) modulate depending on touch strength and finger count
- 10 CV inputs
- 10 audio outputs
- Gold-plated circuit board (2mm fiberglass)
- Milled birch plywood case with clear varnish
- Metal sliders with rubber caps /
- Concave and double LED push buttons with latch function
Landscape is all about tactile interfaces and anyone who grew up listening to cassettes will want to have a HH-TC.