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The Mini Shimmery Generator is a drum generator utilizing three ring-modulated square waves to produce metallic percussive tones.
This module features voltage control over the combined tuning of the oscillators with a dedicated attenuator, a drone output for sustained sound, and an accent and trigger in allowing it to create percussive sounds without a VCA. There are also panel controls for decay, regular and accent level, and dedicated pitch controls for each of the oscillators.

Model: Mini Shimmery Module
Width: 10HP
Current: 23 mA +12V | 20 mA -12V

Colors: Red or Black
Format: Euro format, Doepfer compatible

Included hardware: Ribbon power cable, M3 screws for mounting

What does this do?
There are 3 square wave oscillators that ring mod each other twice to produce 'shimmery' sounding tones or drones. The internal sound does not stop. When you patch from the 'drone' jack it is a constant sound. You use the A, B, and C knobs to tune each individual oscillator. Then you use the 'Tune' Knob to adjust all of the oscillators when you find that perfect sound. To the right of the module contains a TR influenced circuit that uses the abrupt dirty transistor vca to produce hihats or metallic percussion. I added the essential accent control to vary the amplitude. You need a gate or trigger signal from an lfo, etc, to activate the TR VCA portion of the module.

Otherwise if you want clean hi-fi sounding percussion from this unit, you patch from the 'Drone' jack to your hi quality ssm2164, or cool audio v2164 vca. The Blue Lantern Modules Stereoscopic VCA, and Hex VCA can be used for example. You would also need a envelope generator to complete the patch. The Blue Lantern Modules Simple ADSR can be used.

  • 23 mA +12V
  • 20 mA -12V
  • 0 mA 5V
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