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MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)
MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)
MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)
MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)
MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)
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MINITHING: Single-channel passive optocoupler VCA/filter/low-pass gate (2HP)

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BE AWARE! This is a deliberately lo-fi module - if you want crystal clear sound reproduction, fidelity or whatever then you won't find it here.

 

The module relies on the properties of a photo-transistor to generally dirty up any signal coming passing through it; think of it as kind-of like a low-pass gate with built in distortion and a few other properties too.

In the beginning there was the OptoThing - it was an interesting piece of kit in that it sometimes behaved a bit like a VCA, or maybe a filter, or maybe somewhere in between. It was a classic example (I think) of how something with a relatively low parts count could do weird and wacky things to your sound. 

This is the OptoThing's little brother - same functionality, but only a single channel and it fits in half the space so you can fill that annoying gap in your case as well.

Use it as a 'ghetto' VCA with an envelope-type waveform or use swept voltages to create bizarre, filter-like effects. Whilst the opportunities aren't quite endless, there are still quite a few of 'em.

Panels are made from 1.6mm FR4 (PCB material)- also provided are suitable mounting screws (M3x6). There's no power cable as this is a fully passive module