SERGE DIVIDE BY N COMPARATOR (NCOM)
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The Serge Divide by N Comparator (NCOM) is a rare, much sought-after and very essential Serge module covering a number of functions: comparator, voltage-controlled pulse divider, and voltage-controlled staircase generator.
The ÷N COMPARATOR consists of two sections – a comparator (right side) and a voltage-controlled pulse divider (left side). The ÷N output of the pulse divider sends out a pulse on every N-th comparator pulse where N is a number from 1 to 31. N can be (pre-)set with the divider’s control knob (1 ÷N) and can by changed with a control voltage. The VC knob (attenuator)on the bottom of the left side determines how much effect the control voltage has on “N”. In addition, the divider generates a staircase waveform with N steps. This can be used to produce whole-tone steps when run into the 1V/Oct input of a VCO or as a stepped control voltage to change for instance the cutoff of a filter.
The comparator provides a number of useful “housekeeping functions”: Logical decisions (if the +input is greater than the -input, the output will be high, otherwise low), Level detection (whenever a variable waveform crosses the theshold, a pulse is generated ), Pulse width modulation or Rectifying a waveform (e.g. a sine or triangle wave). (More applications and info in the Build Doc).
Some details of the Random*Source Serge NCOM module kit:
- Under licence from and in cooperation with Serge Tcherepnin
- Precision voltage source for improved accuracy
- New version (SMT), slimmer and more precise than ever!
- 2 extra attenuators
- Eurorack format (3U), 10 hp
- Power consumption: 20mA @ +12V, 18mA @ -12V
- Module depth: < 40mm (1.5″)