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Staircase is an analog wideband frequency multiplier. The module was designed to generate complex, interacting video patterns. For example, an elliptical gradient can be divided into a series of concentric rings. Camera signals may be drowned in their own brightness. On top of that, it is possible to use Staircase as a VCA, mixer or saw tooth to triangle converter.
To generate a two-dimensional pattern, a vertically locked oscillator has to modulate a horizontally locked oscillator. Staircase offers a different solution: Frequency modulation via non-linear wave shapers. Thanks to this, it is possible to multiply the frequency of a two-dimensional plane rather than a unidimensional one.
The features at a glance:
- Manually adjustable and voltage controllable multiplication of the input frequency. – You can set values ranging from 0 to 32.
- Phase potentiometer and CV input with harmonics selection. In total, 243 different routings are possible.
- Simultaneous output of three different multiplication frequencies.
- All signal and control paths are able to process high frequency, video rate voltages.
- Each CV channel is equipped with an AC/DC switch and an inverting level attenuator.
- Fine tune control for the phase modulation channel.
Staircase is a perfect module for small beginner systems. – It’ll grow with your setup.
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Lars Larsen and Ed Leckie met each other in the synth DIY scene in 2008 and collaborated with the idea to release an affordable yet powerful modular video synthesizer. In 2015, they moved to Portland and by now they have the most extensive catalogue of video synthesis modules available. In case you are wondering, in their own words: "LZX is not an acronym. It is an alphabetical sequence with aesthetic merit."