Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 Module
Studio Electronics Tonestar 8106 is an ARP 2600-inspired complete synth voice eurorack module with Tim Caswell's 'Jupiter to Juno' filter alchemy, a 6dB/octave hi-pass filter followed by a recreation of the Roland IR3109 module, which is a 4-pole, 24 dB/octave voltage-controlled lowpass filter with voltage-controlled resonance. 3 dual OTAs with similar topology to the BA662 used in the Jupiter 8 (and the IR3109 module) were employed, 1 amp for the hi-pass filter, 4 (with added buffers) for the low-pass, and 1 for the resonance. This filter takes a wide range of input signals and tracks control voltage extremely well.
- Premium quality analog pre-patched and fully modular all-hardware synth voice
- 27 knobs, 6 switches, 21 patch points in a daring yet ergonomic 32hp module
- Eight octave tracking ARP-, Oberheim- and Moog-styled oscillator with sub-oscillator, octave control, waveform mixing, triangle direct to VCA, and LFO/ADSR modulation of pulse width with dedicated triangle wave for warming/chorusing effects
- 6db/oct hi-pass filter followed by a recreation of the Roland IR3109 module
- Classic ADSR/AR envelope with original 2600 'sustain sink' behavior to keep it movin'
- Ultra wide-ranging voltage-controlled LFO with input speed control
- Master mode: ADSR controls both filter and amplifier envelopes (a la JUNO-106)
- Feedback: harmonic-generating/multiplying oscillator/filter feedback loop manipulation
- White noise generator and external audio input patching with native tonal bleeding
- Legendary Studio Electronics 31-year-perfected through-hole build quality and supreme sound
- Module controls
- RANGE knob: oscillator frequency attenuator.
- PW MAN knob: variable pulse wave width control.
- OCT switch: +1/-1 octave switch.
- LFO (^) knob: triangle wave low frequency oscillation to pulse width control.
- FREQ/PW switch: oscillator frequency, or pulse (square wave) width to ADSR modulation routing switch. Center off.
- PORTA knob: slew generator control.
- TRIANGLE (symbol) / NO VCF switch: triangle to VCA switch — bypasses VCF.
- MOD (ENV) knob: oscillation modulation via ADSR control.
- SAWTOOTH (symbol) knob: sawtooth wave attenuator.
- SQUARE (symbol) knob: square wave attenuator.
- SUB knob: square wave sub oscillator attenuator.
- LEVEL knob: Noise attenuator.
- FREQ knob: frequency, or cut-off attenuator
- RESO knob: resonance, or Q attenuator.
- KYBD knob: keyboard/voltage tracking attenuator.
- DRIVE knob: oscillator output to filter input attenuator.
- HPF: high pass filter.
- ENV knob: filter to ADSR envelope attenuator.
- MOD (LFO) knob: filter to LFO attenuator.
- TRIANGLE/SQUARE (symbols) switch: waveform select switch (triangle core).
- AMNT (OSC) knob: LFO to oscillator control.
- RATE knob: speed or rate attenuator.
- A knob: attack stage control.
- D knob: decay stage control.
- S knob: sustain stage control.
- R knob: release stage control.
- HOLD/MSTR switch: indefinite/instant sustain, and master mode for ADSR routing switch. Center off.
- A knob: attack stage control
- R knob: release stage control.
- FEEDBACK knob: oscillator/filter feedback loop control.
- VOLUME knob: master volume control.
- Patch points
- TRIANGLE (symbol) output: waveform output.
- SAWTOOTH (symbol) output: waveform output.
- SQUARE (symbol) output: waveform output.
- MIX output: composite waveform output.
- 1V/O input: one volt per octave control voltage input.
- TUNE input: master fine tune (approx. -5/+ 5 semitones).
- MOD IN input: codulation CV input. Normalled to ADSR; ADSR is replaced when alt. source connected.
- NOISE: White noise generator output.
- EXT IN input: external audio input.
- FIL OUT output: filter audio output.
- MOD IN input: frequency or resonance modulation CV input.
- AMNT input: control voltage input.
- TRIANGLE (symbol) output: triangle wave output.
- SQUARE (symbol) output: square wave output.
- RATE input: speed or rate CV input.
- MOD IN input: modulation input, allows for dynamic modulation of the ADSR.
- ADSR OUT output: ADSR output.
- AR OUT output: AR output.
- VCA CV output: amplifier control voltage output.
- IN/MIX input: VCA mix input switch switch (normalled jack). When set to IN, external audio replaces filter output to VCA; when set to mix MIX, filter output is fed along with the filter audio to VCA.
- VCA IN input: audio input.
- OUTPUT: main output.
- Physical specifications
- Size: 32hp
- Module depth: 35mm (including connectors)
- Power usage: 130mA @ +12V, 80mA @ -12V
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Module Type||Synth Voice|
|Depth||35mm (including connectors)|
|Module Power Usage||130mA @ +12V
80mA @ -12V
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