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Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 Filter Module


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Studio Electronics Eurorack 'Juno to Jupiter' Roland-Inspired Filter Module

According to designer Tim Caswell, Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 Filter 'is a 6dB/oct highpass filter followed by a recreation of the Roland IR3109 module, which is a 4-pole, 24dB/octave voltage-controlled lowpass filter with voltage-controlled resonance. Three dual OTAs with similar topology to the BA662 used in the Jupiter 8 (and the IR3109 module) were employed, one amp for the highpass filter, four (with added buffers) for the lowpass and one for the resonance. This filter takes a wide range of input signals and tracks control voltage extremely well. Although the topology is similar to the Studio Electronics Boomstar Modular System 4075 filter, the tonality, especially when overdriven, is distinct.'

Studio Electronics interface and feature maestro Greg St. Regis opted for the 6dB over the 12dB/18dB 'tap' for the second filter output due to its colorful and starkly contrasting character.

And yes, this input drive hits harder — much faster than the other Studio Electronics filters — so there is plenty of dirt to go around, but a familiar and comforting 'Roland-y' quality/tonality/flow is definitely home base.

  • Module controls
    • FREQ knob: frequency or cutoff attenuator
    • RES knob: resonance attenuator
    • FULL/HALF TRACK switch: full and half keyboard/voltage tracking switch
    • FREQ CV knob: cutoff frequency control voltage attenuator
    • RES CV knob: resonance control voltage attenuator
    • HPF knob: highpass filter attenuator
    • INPUT knob: audio input attenuator
    • OUTPUT knob: audio output attenuator
    • 6dB/24dB switch: filter slope selector switch
  • Patch points
    • 1 V/O input: main/tuning CV input
    • INPUT input: audio input
    • FREQ CV input: cutoff frequency control voltage input
    • 6dB OUT output: 6dB/octave output
    • RES CV input: resonance control voltage input
    • OUTPUT output: main audio output
  • Physical specifications
    • Size: 12hp
    • Module depth: 38mm (including connectors)
    • Power usage: 40mA @ +12V, 35mA @ -12V
More Information
MPN TS8106
Manufacturer Studio Electronics
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories  
Module Type Filter
Module Width 12hp
Depth 38mm (including connectors)
1U Module No
Module Power Usage 40mA @ +12V
35mA @ -12V
+5V Required No
Unique Features N/A

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