12 HP
Current Draw
? mA +12V
? mA -12V
? mA 5V

Available as an assembled Module and as a DIY project.

No info about availability.

Specs are approved by the manufacturer

Diode Ladder Filter feeding into a transistor ladder via opto-couplers

Everybody loves the Moog ladder filter, right? TB-303 etc.....
And everyone loves the EMS diode ladder, the Pink Floyd characteristic synth sound, yeh?

So what happens when we mate these two filters?
No, I don't mean what are the offspring like
Lets just see them in coitus!

This circuit replaces the diodes and transistors of the ladders with opto-isolators.
The interesting effect is that the transistor filter does not need an audio input,
The audio from the diode ladder is sent across as infra-red light and turns on the transistors.

There are outputs for each filter, plus summed output and a difference output.
The difference output is quite unique, never heard anything like it.

There is a switch to swap the resonance feedback paths between the filters
which tends to make thing go a bit nuts.

See pdf for close-up view of the schematic pictured below.
Component values are not given as this is still in proto-type stage and some values WILL change.
Once fully fettled, PCBs and full schematic will be available.


submitted May 6th 2014, 18:44 by AndrewF | last Change Aug 12th 2020, 15:53 by AndrewF

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These merchants probably sell this module. Huh?