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North Coast makes the Eurorack four-knob utility mixer sound great with this minimalist design featuring just six transistors. Where a conventional mixer would typically require at least five operational amplifier units each containing a dozen or more transistors, we cut the complexity and distill mixing to its essence. This is a new design made with current components and modern manufacturing quality; but its Class A amplifiers operate on principles that go all the way to the dawn of electronic signal processing.
Suitable for both audio and control voltages, with bonus features that don't compromise the minimalist philosophy: positive and negative offset; simultaneous DC- and AC-coupled outputs; maximum gain a little over unity for when you need that extra push over the cliff. It can also function as a transistor distortion effect, by offsetting the signal until it clips and then using the AC-coupled output.
High-quality potentiometers with bushings fastened to the panel for wobble-free operation; conductive plastic for smooth feel
All-new design, not a clone or imitation of anything else
Classic discrete-transistor design style;
No compromises on build quality: real aluminum panel, not PCB material, with colour printing; nickel and gold plating on the circuit board; film output coupling capacitor; close-tolerance metal film fixed resistors.
Fully open design - no lock-in
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Behind North Coast Synthesis Ltd. is Matthew Skala, who got into hobby electronics as early as the 1980s. Matthew studied later computer science, earning a PhD at University of Waterloo and spent about 15 years in academic research and teaching at universities in Canada and Denmark. In 2017, he abandoned academia and established North Coast Synthesis in Toronto. His Leap Frog VCF provides the steepest filter slope possible: 61 dB/octave!