The core function of the Outer Rings is to multiply the input signal by an internal square wave oscillator. This multiplication produces a square wave containing harmonic energy mathematically related to the harmonic content of your input signal and the oscillator. That can then be added together with your post-gain signal for some truly outer galaxy tones.
Because we like to adventure and take things further, we didn't stop at one oscillator... we included a modulating oscillator to sweep and wiggle the frequency of the multiplying oscillator hands free. (Look ma, we're modulating now!) You can use it as an LFO to change the pitch super slow (we're talking 10+ seconds for a full pitch sweep) or rev it up into the audio range and make the multiplying oscillator do some math and make some sweet, sweet frequency modulation in the process.
Note: the first 100 or so Outer Rings will have the EXP and the Center Negative Power Symbol swapped on the enclosure. The next run of enclosures will be corrected. So technically they are kind of like a limited print ;)
Another Note: if you plug something into the CV jack and its starts wigging out (like a bad wigging out), just unplug the power to the pedal and plug it back in to dump all the water out of its ears.
9VDC CENTER NEGATIVE 2.1mm JACK
NO BATTERY CLIP
1590BB ENCLOSURE SIZE
Gain - Input Level
- Freq - Multiplier Frequency, offset for CV1, internal modulation and expression
- Strange - Symmetry and pitch of multiplying oscillator
- Rate - Speed of modulation of the Multiplier Freq
- Mod Depth - Depth of modulation of the Multiplier Freq
- Tilt - Blend between post gain and ring modulation
- Exp Toggle - Up (controls multiplier freq), Down (controls just the modulator)
- X - Expression Pedal Jack Input
- Shape Toggle - Up (sends some of your output back around to modulate the multiplier)
- Outer Toggle - Speed range of modulating oscillator
- Rings Toggle - Range of multiplier frequency
- CV1 - (0-9V compatible range) Multiplier Frequency Control Voltage
- CV2 - (0-9V compatible range) Modulation Oscillator Control Voltage
- Transport - Sucks the whole system into a feedblackhole
Ok... so what the heck is a multiplier?
The multiplier is a square wave that is multiplied with your input signal. The outcome is a square wave containing harmonic energy mathematically related to the harmonic content of your input signal and the oscillator.
.....mhm? ok, so what do you mean "modulate the multiplier" ?
Modulating the multiplier means changing the pitch of the multiplier signal by using another oscillator. Its like having a really cool bud turn the knob for you while you keep playing.
Nice! Could I connect my old school iPod into one of the CV jacks to modulate the multiplier?
... heck! why not?!