Joranalogue presents a multimode filter and eight-phase oscillator at Superbooth 2018. – In one module! As the name suggests, Filter 8 features eight outputs with the following characteristics:
- Low-pass with an edge steepness of -6 dB per octave
- Low-pass with an edge steepness of -12 dB per octave
- Low-pass with an edge steepness of -18 dB per octave
- Low-pass with an edge steepness of -24 dB per octave
- High-pass with an edge steepness of -6 dB per octave
- Band-boost plus notch
- Phase shift
- Band-pass with an edge steepness of -24 dB per octave
Instead of a cutoff knob, there are Coarse and Fine potentiometers. For modulating the filter frequency, linear (with AC option) and exponential CV inputs plus attenuators. The resonance is manually and voltage controllable as well. Its sound is clean and beefy. Our personal favorite is the band-boost plus notch characteristic, which can be used to create voluminous, slightly vocal-like sound alterations.
While self-oscillating, Filter 8 can be used as a VCO or LFO, emitting eight sine waves with 45 degree phase-shifts. A Comp switch allows you to compensate amplitude disparities between the outputs. Using the V/Oct connector, it is possible to play the module chromatically over a range of approximately four octaves. On top of that, there is a Ping input. With this socket, you can turn the Filter-8 into a powerful percussion generator, creating wooden to metallic drum sounds. Some listeners might be reminded of Buchla bongos. Use the linear or exponential FM to add wetness. – Awesome!
Another new Joranalogue module is the Select 2, a dual gated precision CV processor. We won’t bother you with all the details right now. Let’s just say: This circuit can do really nasty (and fantastic) stuff to control voltages.
Select 2 will be available in June 2018. The price is 160 Euros. Filter 8 will follow a few months later. It’ll cost 295 Euro.