tVCA: 808-style transistor 'swing' VCA (2HP) - Gerber and panel files (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)
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This is my take on the single transistor VCA design that Roland used in the TR808 more years ago than I care to remember. If you want dirty, clashy, percussive-style sounds then this does remarkably well for a circuit which contains a literal handful of components.
The design is very much of its time (ie. few components, so cheap) but it does have a certain charm to it, and if you're into drony, noisy stuff then it's a good additional to the arsenal. Of course, simplicity comes with drawbacks - most obviously that there's some signal bleedthrough even with zero CV. Of course, if you're doing things loud and clashy then this may be a non-issue.
The download includes Gerber and panel files which should be acceptable to most PCB fabricators - just fab as many as you need.
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