Tiptop Audio Z4000 Voltage-Controlled Envelope Generator


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Tiptop Audio Eurorack Voltage-Controlled Analog Envelope Generator Module

Tiptop Audio Z4000 is a snappy voltage-controlled analog envelope generator with a built-in CV processor for scaling, inverting and voltage-controlled deviating of the envelope shape. Z4000 generates an envelope made of the four classic segments — attack, decay, sustain and release — in which each segment can be manually set using knobs or dynamically set under voltage control.

Control knobs for the attack, decay and release segments are scaled. The first 0-50% of the knobs' rotation is dedicated to high-resolution adjustment in the millisecond range; this allows for fine adjustments that reduce clicks and pops to a minimum with the lowest possible delay and loss in snappiness. Conversely, the rotation of the knobs from 50% to 100% provide envelopes that can last anywhere from several minutes to infinity.

The output levels are fully adjustable with signals that can reach up to 10V in either polarity and can be mirrored into the opposite polarity or clipped using the voltage-controlled deviator scaler. A bi-color LED indicates intermediate values in both polarities and their crossfade state.

The attack slope switch allows selection of a logarithmic or exponential curve for the attack segment. This subtle effect helps further the fine adjustment of the attack segment slope. A SHOOT button is provided to let you fire the envelope manually. Z4000 also provides a re-trigger input, allowing you to create legato notes when using a classic keyboard interface.

Going down to the nuts and bolts, Z4000's smoothness and snappiness is made possible by a four-segment active-charge discrete circuit, which is an extended version of circuits found in classic two-segment rise/fall transient generators.

  • Size: 8hp
  • Module depth: 28mm
  • Power usage: 34mA @ +12V, 18mA @ -12V
More Information
MPN Z4000
Manufacturer Tiptop Audio
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories  
Module Type Envelope
Module Width 8hp
Depth 28mm
1U Module No
Module Power Usage 34mA @ +12V
34mA @ -12V
+5V Required No
Unique Features N/A

Tiptop Audio Limited Warranty

Tiptop Audio offers the most extensive product warranty on the analog synthesizer market.

The warranty fully covers any defects or malfunction of their modules for one full year.

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