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Passive VCA 0HP - Herzlich Dura Mater - distorting passive VCA for modular synths and Eurorack

Passive VCA 0HP - Herzlich Dura Mater - distorting passive VCA for modular synths and Eurorack

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You've heard it a thousand times before: you can never have enough VCAs. But you also never can seem to have enough rack space, either!

Finally, an acceptable compromise exists. The Herzlich Dura Mater is a passive VCA-type circuit, affectionately designated the hard VCA, for its tendency to distort and overdrive at higher CV input levels, while giving a bit of saturation at lower levels. This circuit will not leave your signal clean and unchanged - it will sometimes softly crush, and other times violently mangle. The response is quick and snappy, opening and closing quickly when a signal is applied on the CV input, and responding quickly to changes in CV.

As it is a passive circuit, the VCA veers into slightly experimental, occassionally glitchy and unpredictable territory - but mostly it's just a ton of fun. No super clean stuff here. On the other hand, it is powered entirely from the CV voltage input, and being suspended from your patch cables, no rack space and no power is required.

Also notice that the VCA does not amplify, as it's a passive circuit. Obviously. That won't prevent you from having a good, and at times weird time, messing around with the Dura Mater.

The Dura Mater - brave it and tame it!

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