- Inputs : V/Oct, Sync In, FM CV, PW CV
- Outputs: Sync Out, Triangle, Sawtooth, Ramp Saw, Not so Sine, Pulse/Square
The GS1-O is based on the classic Curtis CEM3340 VCO IC. The circuit can use either a CEM3340 (the Rev G re-release is readily available, and of course if you have some older NOS you can use those also) or the Alfapar AS3340 clone IC.
The IC provides Triangle, Square and Sawtooth right from the IC. There have been many classic synths over the years that used this IC, from the Jupiter 6 to the SH101. There are many reference designs and this module borrows from all of these.
The sync out can be a little hit and miss direct from the IC, so here we actually use the Square output as the Sync output. But don’t worry, we use the Triangle to waveshape a Pulse Width modulatable square, and from that the slightly rounded square that we have loosely called a Sine! The final waveshape reverses the Sawtooth and provides a Ramp instead.
This module is pretty simple to build and doesn’t require any rare or hard to find parts, just the 5P2T toggle switch which is included in the partial kit.
This video shows the GS1-O in action, and some fun with the new GS1-D delay/chorus/flanger module.
Available now from Synthesizer.nz on request.
PCB & Panel
For those happy to source all parts.
- Voice and Control PCBs
- Black panel
PCB & Panel and includes “rare” parts.
- As PCB & Panel
- Includes 5P2T Switch
Built and Calibrated
- Limited supply
- Fully built, tested and calibrated module using quality components and NOS rare parts.
- PRICES ARE IN NZD!
GS Series 1