The Suppository of All Wisdom Eurorack module by nonlinearcircuits is not your typical phase shifter. Its unique circuit design creates chaotic, unpredictable sounds with or without the use of CV signals. The module combines the Steiner Phaser and Lovetone Doppelganger circuits, using LEDs to activate LDRs and phase shift the audio.
The module features individual and mixed outputs, stepped capacitor values, and feedback pots. Its black and gold panels add to its aesthetic appeal. However, it's the badly designed circuit that sets this module apart. It spits, burps, and creates a range of unexpected sounds that are hard to replicate.
Combining the Steiner and Lovetone circuits seemed logical, and replacing the diodes with LEDs took the design to the next level. Initially, the two sections were run in parallel with individual and mixed outputs, but after much experimentation, the two circuits were placed in series, and stepped capacitors were dropped for 10nF throughout.
The phase controls and CV inputs are split into two sections (phase 1 and CV1 control stages 1-2, while phase 2 and CV2 control stages 3-4). The whole circuit is housed in a single black box, creating an environment where everything affects everything else. This, combined with the audio bleed-thru into the CV circuit, makes this module difficult to control but also produces unpredictable and unique sounds that are perfect for experimental music.
The module's two feedback pots allow for creative manipulation of the signal. One sends the signal from stage 4 back to stage 1 or into stage 5, while the other sends the signal from stage 8 back to stages 1 or 4. The module's outputs are stage 8 or MIX out, a combination of stage 4 and stage 8.
The Suppository of All Wisdom Eurorack module by nonlinearcircuits is not for the faint-hearted. It's chaotic, unpredictable, and hard to control, but that's what makes it so appealing to experimental musicians looking for unique sounds. Its unique circuit design and features set it apart from other phase shifters and make it a must-have for modular synthesizer enthusiasts.
If you're new to the chaotic world of Phase Shifters and Eurorack modules, the 'nonlinearcircuits' Suppository of All Wisdom can be a bit overwhelming. But fear not, with a little experimentation and exploration, you can create unique and interesting sounds. Try using the Phase 1 and CV1 controls to manipulate stages 1-2, and the Phase 2 and CV2 controls for stages 3-4. Use the feedback pots to send the signal back to stages 1 or 4 and experiment with the MIX out combination of stages 4 and 8. Don't be afraid to push the audio to its limits and see where the LED strings take you.
One intermediate-level usage example for the 'nonlinearcircuits' Suppository of All Wisdom Eurorack module is to use it for creating dynamic, evolving soundscapes. By patching different CV signals into the various inputs and adjusting the feedback pots, users can create complex phase-shifting patterns that continuously shift and morph over time. The module's chaotic nature can add an element of unpredictability and randomness to the sound, making it perfect for experimental music productions. Additionally, the module's ability to generate a wide range of tones and textures can be useful for creating sound effects for films and other multimedia projects.
For a truly chaotic and unpredictable phase-shifting experience, look no further than the 'nonlinearcircuits' Suppository of All Wisdom Eurorack module. By combining elements of the Steiner Phaser and Lovetone Doppelganger circuits, this module spits, sh!ts, and burps all over the place, resulting in a sound that is both unpredictable and exciting. To use this module to its fullest potential, experiment with the feedback pots to send the signal from different stages back to stage 1 or 4, and try adjusting the audio input to see the LED strings fire up the LDRs. Just be careful not to overload stage 5, as it is already receiving a signal from stage 4. With the Suppository of All Wisdom in your Eurorack setup, there's no limit to the chaotic magic you can create.