From the Synthtech website:
The MOTM-410 contains three voltage-controlled bandpass filters and a dual voltage-controlled sinewave LFO. The module is based on the Korg PS-3100 filter structure. It uses the same “vintage” components: Vactrol resistive elements for a smoother, liquid phasing sound, and JRC4558 bipolar op amps. However, the control section has been updated to include:
- Voltage-controlled LFO Rate (0.02Hz to 100Hz)
- Voltage-controlled LFO Depth (0-100%)
- Individual filter outputs
- Master SWEEP control voltage
The MOTM-410 can be used as a fixed filter bank. Just set the DEPTH to zero. Because narrow filters are used, vocal formants can be created using the independent center frequency controls.
The on-board LFO structure contains two “detuned” voltage-controlled LFOs, with one LFO running 20% slower than the other one. The LFOs have true sinewave outputs for best sweeping effects. You can use the panel controls, or plug in up to three seperate control voltages (SWEEP, RATE and DEPTH)!
Another unique LFO feature is the MODE switch. It controls how the 3 filters are swept as:
- Single – All three filters are swept together by LFO #1.
- Dual – Filter #1 sweeps with LFO #1. Filters #2 and #3 sweep with LFO #2.
- Dual Reverse – Filter #1 sweeps UP with LFO #1, Filter #2 sweeps UP with LFO #2 while filter #3 sweeps DOWN.
The MOTM-410 has three separate audio outputs, which can be used to create frequency-dependent stereo panning. Using three inputs on your mixer, you manually pan Filter #1 LEFT, #2 to CENTER, and #3 to RIGHT. The LFOs then sweep the stereo field, based on the frequency content of what you are playing. Or, turn off the LFOs and use the fixed filter to “direct” the sound to a specific mixer channel, again based on input frequency.