Timo Rozendal Fritz Jerkster Chaos

Timo Rozendal Fritz Jerkster Chaos - synthCube


Timo Rozendal Fritz Jerkster Chaos

The Jerkster is a chaotic cv generator with 4 parameters: Rate, Gain, Drive, and Damping.

These parameters interact with the underlying chaotic circuit which can be decribed by a third order differential equation. Small changes in parameters can often lead to dramatic changes in the output. The 3 CVs are derivatives of eachother and can be periodic but also make unpredictable moves based on the settings. It can be used as random source, lfo and ‘screaming noise’-generator. It also has a with a modulation input. If the modulation signal is a vco it can sound like a waveshaper. If you send envelope cv’s in the modulation input you can (after some tweaking) create chaotic signals which relate to the incoming rhythmic pattern. The Z output is the ‘sharpest’ , the X output is the ‘smoothest’. For periodic settings the 3 different outputs are very similar (apart from the timbre and phase).


The module is based on this circuit with the following modifications:

- There is a bicolor led indicator for each output which gives an indication what is going on in the system.

- There are only single turn potentiometers used to keep the design simple, this limits the finetuning control a bit.

- An option is added to let the modulation attenuator inject a DC voltage when nothing is plugged in in the output (this can introduce a bit of finetuning)

- It is also possible to limit the upper setting of the range control to have more focus on the lower frequency range.



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Module Parameters
Panel Size6HP

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