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ADDAC System is an Eurorack Modular Manufacturer based in Lisbon, Portugal, established in 2009. We know you already know us from our extensive catalog. We've been here since the very start of the new Eurorack revolution.

Introducing

ADDAC506 VC Stochastic Function Generator

We've been quietly developing these modules for the past 6 months. They're inspired and officially licensed from Teia's Stochastic Function Generator which was introduced in 2013 but is no longer available.
We used the concept of the early version but completely rebuilt and reprogrammed it's mcu to a fully featured 4 voice 2 stage envelope and slew generator.

Description

This new module + expansion is our take on a different envelope/slew generator. It's a fully featured Quad Analogue Core Envelope Generator and Slew Processor with digital control which also incorporates built in random generators to control the Rise and Fall times.
Covering the full range from short sharp notes to long slow sweeps of up to 6 minutes. Together with the random generators it excels when used for drone soundscapes.
Used as a Slew Processor the random generators act as dynamic modulation sources affecting the rise and fall slew speed.
Fully featured outputs act as encouragement to self-patching creating interdependent envelopes acting in sync.

Features

Four independent Rise / Fall generators with individual timing controls.
Built in random generators for Rise and Fall Time each with Minimum and Maximum controls. Three gate/trigger outputs per channel: End of Rise, End of Fall plus the standard Rise Gate output.
Two extra CV outputs with the Sum and the Average of all 4 voices cv outputs.
Four trigger inputs for the random engine.*
Four CV random outputs from the random engine.*
Dedicated attenuverters for amplitude and offset of each voice CV output. No more need for external attenuators, offsets and inverters.

* Available through the Expansion Module.

Calendar

We finished all development a month ago! Meanwhile already received all parts for the first batch and almost finished the PCBs assembly.
Due to summer holidays panels got delayed but they just arrived and from now on we'll be focused into finishing the first batch which shouldn't take more than a few weeks to have them tested and out the door!
All the assembly is being done in our own Pick n'Place machine which means no more delays are expected!

Shipping

We ship from Lisbon, Portugal.
Typically we charge 15€ to ship within the EU, 40 € for North America and 45€ for the Rest of the World.
We plan to start shipping the Early Birds' batches of 20 by the end of September.
Main batch will follow by the end of October.



Download the PDF with Features Description + Signal Flow Diagram
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Preview

ADDAC506 Picture Gallery.

Browse through the gallery of the module.
Final version will feature a black panel with white print.

ADDAC506 Pack

ADDAC506 + ADDAC506B Final prototypes.

Front View

Vector panel layout.

Signal Flow Diagram

A working diagram + Features Description PDF: Download User's Guide

Printed Circuit Boards

PCBs batch ready to start assembly!

Assembly Line

Our modest Pick n'Place machine will take good care of all those pcbs.

Assembly View

The PCBs being assembled in our pick n'place machine.

Side View

A few of the frankenstein prototypes that didn't made the cut.

TEIA's Original Module

You can check all about it in the Original Muff thread

ADDAC506 VC Stochastic Function Generator

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

ADDAC506:
width: 20HP
200mA +12V
150mA -12v

ADDAC506B:
width: 2HP
10mA +12V
10mA -12v

CV Output Range

Each channel CV output range can be set with the [Amplitude] and [Offset] attenuverters.
Amplitude can be set to a maximum of 10v peak to peak(pp), ex 0 to +10v or -5v to +5v.
Offset can as a maximum range of 20v peak to peak and allows to offset the CV to ±10v.

Trigger + Loop Mode

Using it in [Trigger + Loop] mode creates a triangle LFO type output.
In fast speed setting this mode can go into audio range and up to 1Khz.

One Shot Mode

Using it in One Shot Mode makes it a standard trigger/gate dependent envelope.
Whenever a trigger is received it will trigger the envelope to go through its 2 stages. Whenever a gate is received it will trigger the Rise stage of the envelope and stop at the maximum range until the gate is removed, after the gate goes down the envelope will enter the Fall stage.

Slew Mode

Using it in Slew Mode makes it behave like an envelope follower for CV. Any CV input going in will be lagged according to the [Rise] and [Fall] settings. Every time the CV input goes up it's lagged by the [Rise] settings, if the CV input goes down then the [Fall] controls will determine its lag.
This mode is very effective to generate Portamento/Glide effects from an incoming quantized source.

Self Patching

You can self patch the module so that the envelopes trigger each other generating a cascading behaviour.
Users can set all voices to [One Shot + Trigger] and then patch voice 1 End of Rise or End of Fall to voice 2 trigger input. Then patch voice 2 to voice 3 trigger input and so on. Finally patch voice 4 to voice 1 and all 4 envelopes will be triggering each other in sync allowing for more complex interdependent controls.

Interested?

Pre-Orders are Open!

Order now

Why should you pre-order?

Besides the obvious reason that you'll get one of the very first units, we also come to ask for your help.
We recently leased a new office space. We're getting pushed away from our current office and found a good deal on this new place. We've started moving already but found out that turning the electricity On won't be an easy task. This place has been without an electricity meter for more than 15 years (it was united with the next door office using the next door contract) and so now to get it back on we'll have to remake all the electric wiring and power board to meet today's new standards and then apply for state certification to finally get the power On. This means that unexpectedly we'll have to spend a few thousand of euros that we were saving for getting all parts for this ADDAC506 production plus a couple more modules that will be announced soon ;)

Making a pre-order right now will be a tremendous help at this particular moment in time.

And don't worry, the electricity issue won't have any impact on the planned calender, all production will be made in the "old" studio where we'll still be working until the end of September.

We could have setup this Pre-Order process through Indiegogo but then again this is such a specific hardware and our Modular community is so tight that we're thought of trying this more direct process while at the same time avoiding bureocractic 3rd parties percentage fees.
Bottom line, you know you can trust us!

ADDAC506 VC Stochastic Function Generator

Pre-Orders Price Tiers

ADDAC506 Final Selling Price: 340€*
ADDAC506B Final Selling Price: 90€*

Early Birds

Finished modules from first batch of 20 units: 270€*
(13 left)
Ships end of September

Early Birds + Expansion

Finished modules from first batch of 20 units + Expansion: 340€*
(0 left)
Ships end of September

Second Batch

Finished modules from second batch: 310€*
Ships end of October

Second Batch + Expansion

Finished modules from second batch + Expansion: 390€*
Ships end of October

*Inside the EU 13% taxes may apply.

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