Joranalogue Audio Design Announces Two New Modules

Joranalogue Audio Design Announces Two New Modules

Post date:

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:57

Author:

Naomi Bolton

Joranalogue Audio Design has announced two new modules as part of their Eurorack line-up. The first is Delay 1, an analog bucket brigade delay line, followed by Pivot 2, which is a voltage-controlled variable router.

Delay 1 is scheduled for release in November 2022, and Joranalogue describes it as a fully analog bucket brigade delay based delay module with a multitude of features geared towards modern musical use. It features an integrated temperature-compensated high-frequency VCO, which provides the clock signal necessary to drive the delay line within 1 to 50 ms.

Delay 1 solves the classic bucket brigade delay clock whine problem by increasing the drive frequency to over 20 kHz but still provides a wide range in delay time. Using the dry/wet blend, feedback, and damping parameters also makes it easy to achieve classic effects such as chorus, flanger, and echo. In addition, Delay 1 includes a newly developed control circuit to reduce distortion and noise significantly. Finally, an integrated high-performance compander ensures that improved fidelity is maintained at a multitude of signal levels.

Another interesting feature of Delay 1 is its split-phase topology. It provides two different dry/wet mixes which may be used to convert mono signals to stereo. This is great for complementary comb filters and more. The integrated noise transient generator and clock VCO's 1 volt per octave response allow Daly 1 users to also experiment with Karplus-Strong synthesis. This technique allows for the creation of string and percussion-type sounds.

Delay 1 Features:

  •  Analogue bucket brigade delay line.
  •  Integrated temperature-stable high-frequency BBD clock VCO with fine and coarse tuning.
  •  Split-phase topology with additive and subtractive dry/wet blend outputs.
  •  Blend, feedback, and damping (feedback filter) parameters. Positive or negative feedback with low or high pass filtering.
  •  High-performance BBD drive circuitry and transparent compander chain ensure optimal signal fidelity.
  •  Dedicated pluck trigger input for Karplus-Strong synthesis.
  •  High-frequency BBD clock input and output to synchronize multiple delay lines.
  •  Impedance-compensated outputs with dual-color LEDs.
  •  Trim potentiometer accessible from the front panel.
  •  Premium mounting hardware: black screws, black nylon washers, and matching hex key.
  •  High-quality components and assembly; designed and made in Belgium.

Pivot 2 will be released in September 2022, and Joranalogue describes it as a compact, fully voltage-controlled variable router. It is designed to address one of the weaknesses of modular systems, which is the need to repatch the synth to change the signal flow. By turning a single knob, Pivot 2 allows any signal to be routed through two external modules in series, parallel or reverse series, as well as any combination in between.

Pivot 2 users can experiment with patching wavefolders before, after, or alongside filters. It also makes it easy to shuffle multiple delay lines, precisely dial in two-stage audio compression, and control intricate feedback patches. It is even possible to use Pivot 2 as a complementary pair of counter-acting linear VCAs, a voltage-controlled crossfader, or voltage-controlled panner.

Pivot 2 Features:

  •  Analogue voltage-controlled send/return router.
  • Seamless transitions from series, through parallel on to reverse series effect routing.
  • Also functions as a complementary VCA pair, voltage-controlled crossfader, or panner.
  • Impedance-compensated outputs with dual-color LEDs.
  • Premium mounting hardware: black screws, black nylon washers, and matching hex key.
  • High-quality components and assembly; designed and made in Belgium.

For more information about Delay 1 (https://joranalogue.com/collections/eurorack/products/delay-1) and Pivot 2 (https://joranalogue.com/collections/eurorack/products/pivot-2), visit the official Joranalogue website. The user manuals for both can also be viewed on the website in PDF format.