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  1. Unlocking Creative Possibilities with the Hinton Instruments Signal Matrix: A Guide to Mid/Side Encoding and Control Voltage Processing

    The Hinton Instruments Signal Matrix is a compact stereo signal matrix that allows for mid/side encoding and decoding with added features for waveshaping and control voltage processing. Converting a stereo signal to Mid and Side components allows for single-channel EQ, compression, reverb, and other effects to be used separately before recombining. The module supports all these signal techniques and additionally allows control voltage processing. With its DC coupled low offset balanced inputs and outputs, switchable stereo width control, and normalled connections between encoder and decoder, the Signal Matrix offers precision maximum and minimum derivation of the two inputs, allowing pitch-accurate CV processing. The module also features an insert switch for A/B comparison of processing, maximum, minimum, average, and rectification, and optional DC voltage reference.

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  2. Get Creative with the Erica Synths Pico VCA2: A Compact VCA with Improved Bias Control

    The article "Get Creative with the Erica Synths Pico VCA2: A Compact VCA with Improved Bias Control" dives into the features and benefits of this voltage controlled amplifier module. It highlights the two independent linear response VCAs, with the added benefit of manual bias adjustment for vibrato effects. The module also boasts input normalling, DC coupling, input protection against overvoltage and protection against reverse PSU connection. The article emphasizes the compact size and improved bias control as key selling points of the Erica Synths Pico VCA2, making it a great addition to any Eurorack setup.

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  3. Exploring the Versatility of the Oms in Serial Suiveur: A Simple Envelope Follower for Your Eurorack Setup

    The article titled 'Exploring the Versatility of the Oms in Serial Suiveur: A Simple Envelope Follower for Your Eurorack Setup' dives into the capabilities of the Envelope Follower 1USuiveur module, which is a basic envelope follower with added In1 and In2 inputs to produce an inverted envelope. Its sensitivity can be adjusted using the threshold pot, which sets the gate opened until the signal falls below the threshold, and the smooth pot sets the overall envelope shape. The module also has a Dupont input and an inverted copy output, which can be used to chain it with other Oms In Serial modules.

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  4. Exploring the Creative Possibilities with Steady State Fate Vortices HiFi Eurorack Mixer Module

    The Steady State Fate Vortices HiFi Eurorack Mixer Module is an excellent device that provides a wide range of audio mixing options. With 14 inputs and 7 outputs, the module provides separate mix outputs for mono and stereo sources, as well as a Master Mix split stereo output and a Master stereo jack output. Its inputs are DC-coupled, which makes it possible to use as a full spectrum control voltage mixer and it has a headroom of approximately 20Vpp. The module also accommodates auxiliary inputs, providing additional unity gain inputs to the mono and stereo mixers for summing external mixes or fx returns. This limited release version of the original Vortices offers the same mixing topology without the tape compression, overdrive and high frequency roll-off, making it a great option for general sound processing, panning, and crossfading applications.

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  5. Exploring the Creative Possibilities of the Doepfer A-126-2V Voltage Controlled Frequency Shifter II Eurorack Module

    The Doepfer A-126-2V Voltage Controlled Frequency Shifter II eurorack module is a fully analog frequency shifter for audio signals capable of shifting each frequency of the incoming audio signal by the same frequency without changing the pitch. The module has a frequency range of about 8 octaves and is equipped with controls, inputs, and outputs that allow for external voltage control of the shifting frequency and mixing unit. The A-126-2V comes with a 12-stage Dome filter that generates 90 degrees phase shift with less than 0.3 degrees error over a frequency range of about 50 Hz to 14 kHz, along with an envelope follower to derive an envelope signal from the audio signal. This module is fully DC coupled, allowing even very low frequency shifts with an external quadrature VCO, and offers a range of creative possibilities for frequency shifting in electronic music.

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