Oakley Equinoxe (VC Phaser)

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Oakley Equinoxe (VC Phaser)

 

Oakley Equinoxe (VC Phaser) 

MOTM 1U panel

Note: this panel version uses the label VC PHASER rather than EQUINOXE as shown in the picture

This is the Oakley  version of the classic four stage OTA based phaser. Wonderfully lush and smooth, it is similar in sound to the phaser used by Jean Michel Jarre on the Oxygene and Equinoxe albums.

The unit includes a useful internal low frequency oscillator with accompanying bicolour LED. The centre frequency of the phase shifter can also be controlled by an external control voltage. Thus allowing envelope generators to be used to sweep the phaser to create filter type effects. Four front panel pots are provided:

Frequency: this controls the frequency of the two notches created by the phase shift network.

Emphasis: this accentuates the feedback signal within the phaser to create a deeper effect.

Modulation: A simple attenuator to adjust the level of the internal LFO or incoming CV.

LFO rate: adjusts the speed of the LFO.

The internal LFO produces a triangle wave output which is also available from a front panel socket, LFO OUT. This allows you to use the internal LFO for other modulation purposes. The LFO signal is automatically routed to the modulation depth pot when no jack is inserted in the CV IN socket. The module features an on board jumper to select whether the LFO OUT signal is inverted or non inverted compared to the modulating signal.

The unit is designed to work with standard MOTM/Oakley signal levels, although it could be easily converted to be driven from other sources including an electric guitar.

This unit is also available in small format (Euro size) as the RS400 Phaser from Analogue Systems.

For DIY builders of this module it is possible to purchase the Sock4 circuit board which is available separately. This little board speeds up the wiring of the four 1/4" sockets and reduces the chances of any wiring errors.

Power (+/-15V) is provided to the board either by our standard Oakley 4-way header or Synthesizers.com header. The board size is 143 mm (high) x 72mm (deep). Current draw is around 40mA.

 

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