View Basket

Synchrodyne

Introducing the WMD Synchrodyne, a multi part and multi use eurorack module for the creation and manipulation of audio. Containing several pieces to a traditional synthesizer voice, the Synchrodyne is a powerful addition to any subtractive oriented system. However, it is designed primarily as an experimental sound source/filter, intended to push the limits of modular synthesis…WMD style.

Features

  • Front End Linear VCA
  • Switchable Four Stage WaveFolder
  • TempCo Sawcore VCO
  • Linear (AC/DC) & Expo (DC) FM
  • Bipolar Attenuators for FM
  • Calibrated 1V/Oct Input
  • Hard Sync Input
  • VCO Range ~.02Hz – >=400kHz
  • Phase Locked Loop
  • PLL Frequency Multiplier/Divider
  • Variable Slew & Damping in PLL
  • Switched Capacitor Filter
  • Multimode Filter Output
  • -12 & -24 dB/oct Output Taps
  • Stable Self-Oscillation at -24dB/oct
  • Voltage Control of Filter Resonance
  • Single Stage WaveFolder on Outs
  • Expandable
  • 14HP, ~60mA Power Draw
  • 100% Analog/Discrete/CMOS

Synchrodyne Concept

The Synchrodyne is designed as a way to implement a switched capacitor filter (SCF) chip without the use of a microcontroller to run the clock. We developed a fast analog VCO that can drive the SCF with a broad range of frequency control. The problem with this would be that the VCO is then dedicated to only running the filter. So we designed a frequency multiplier based around a Phase Locked Loop IC (PLL) to take the VCO and multiply its frequency up so that the VCO could be used as an audio source, while still controlling the filter. The SCF has a frequency ratio of 50:1 or 100:1 clock frequency to output cutoff frequency. The PLL allows for many ratios of input to output frequencies to be selected,

Other modules by WMD | Geiger Counter | Gamma Wave Source | Phase Displacement Oscillator (PDO) Mk II | Quad Anti Aliasing Filter (QAAF) | Micro Hadron Collider | uHC audio expander | uHC CV expander | Triple Bipolar VCA | Multimode VCA | Multimode Envelope | Multimode Envelope Expansion | Invert Offset MkII | Synchrodyne Expand | Compressor | Digital VCA | Buffered Mult | Performance Mixer | PM Channels | PM Mutes