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Vortices is a mixer module with three stereo and four mono inputs and a summing circuit inspired by vintage mixers and tape machines.
If you look at the front panel and follow the layout from bottom to top, the signal path becomes understandable: At the bottom are the four input jacks of the mono channels. Channels 1 and 4 have panning controls and corresponding CV inputs, while channels 2 and 3 are routed to a manually and CV controllable crossfader. Above these are the three stereo inputs (the left channel is normalized to the right channel) and their potentiometers. The uppermost section consists of the manifold output sums. Both the mono mix and the stereo mix can be accessed individually and combined on the master mix output. The main mono mix channels provide a warmer, more distorted sound with a more pronounced treble rolloff and rounder tonality. Higher gain and input levels produce the characteristic saturation compression effect, thereby increasing the content of low to medium harmonics. Finally, the input signals hit a peak limiter, which provides additional distortion at 12Vpp. Mono mix auxiliary inputs bypass the saturation compression in return for the hard peak limiter (12Vpp) by reducing the high frequency response. Direct X-Fade Breakout provides the same saturation compression without the reduced high frequency response of the main outputs. The main stereo mixer channels provide a smoother saturation effect and a brighter overall frequency response (when the stereo mixer bus output is used). These channels can also be driven harder into their respective peak limiters (12Vpp). Auxiliary stereo mixer inputs bypass saturation compression in exchange for the hard peak limiter (12Vpp). Vortices comes with the optional V-CV 2hp Expander. This expansion module adds voltage control of all attenuated mixer inputs for a total of 4 mono and 3 stereo VCA's. When the expander is connected, external CV sources connected to the CV inputs of each channel control the output levels. The CV level is then controlled by the respective attenuator of each channel.IMPORTANT: Instruction guide for the SSF Vortices , please check before Installation. Specifically, the switch between the panel and PCB must be in the EXP position. Otherwise it could happen that it will damage one of the diodes – Depending on the input.
|Power consumption +12V:||110|
|Power consumption -12V:||105|
Steady State Fate (SSF) is the instrument design outlet of Andrew Morelli. Whereas the WMD/SSF product line features simple and small-format modules, his newly self-released modules are getting a very positive reception.