CGS Steiner Synthacon VCF

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From Ken Stone’s CGS website:

This module is a “tribute” module, based on the awesome Steiner-Parker Synthacon VCF. Those who know me will know I’m not a big VCF fan. Nonetheless, this VCF really appeals to me. Its sound is quite unlike the Moog ladder, has a lot of character.

How to use this module:

Connect the CV input to a voltage source such as a keyboard, envelope generator or sequencer. Connect the output to a VCA or amplifier. Feed the signal to be filtered into the high-pass, band-pass or low-pass input.

Unlike the original, this version allows signals to be fed into all inputs simultaneously. If the same signal is used in all inputs, the result is reminiscent of a phaser. The real fun starts when you feed different signals into each input, then you get a frequency based “interpolating scanner”, where panning between different sound sources is possible, though also subject to the frequency at which they are running. I have never heard an effect like it before.

Front-Panel-Express Panel
Some resistor value changes in the VC input section:

CGS Steiner VCF control section diagram


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