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Great new filter module for eurorack modulars with CV'able Mix Output! With a backlit Cutoff knob!

After  releasing two pedals and a CV motion controller in one year, Berlin  based musical instruments manufacturer KOMA Elektronik are slowly moving into the world of modular synthesizers.  Last month they announced the release of a tap tempo module for Eurorack  synthesizers, but first there is the KOMA SVF-201: a state variable  filter for the eurorack modular synthesizer format!
Just  like it's bigger brother the FT201, the SVF-201's filter circuit is  built up with optical parts (vactrols) therefor delivering excellent studio audio quality and an unique warm analogue  sound The extensive patching possibilities make the module very easy to  control and a versatile tool in any studio with any kind of input  signal.
Inputs and Outputs
The  SVF-201 comes with CV inputs with attenuators for Cutoff, Resonance and  Select/Mix Out, where the last one allows the user to instantly sweep between the three different filter  characteristics. The module also has adjustable gain up to +6dB, which  gives the user to opportunity send a (slightly) overdriven signal into  the circuit which results in MS20-like filter sweeps, allowing the filter to create nice experimental percussive sounds; just  that extra punch that is sometimes needed to take a production to  another level...
The unit comprises four audio outputs that can be used independently of each other at the same time, a High Pass, Band Pass, Low Pass and the unique CV’able Mix Out. The Mix Out out let’s you sweep continuously through the other three outputs by means of a knob and control voltage.
Build and layout
Build  in KOMA's characteristic black and white style of design, the module  looks very retro, with the full aluminum knobs allowing the user to set the filter cutoff frequency and resonance  in a very precise manner. Behind the Cutoff knob there are 2 small  LED's fitted that give a nice glow, ideal in dark performance  situations! The SVF-201 uses parallel mounted PCBs so it can be used in skiffs as well as in big cases, the total depth is less  than 40 mm. The SVF-201 offers an amazing sounding filter together with  an user friendly surface; a professional feeling inviting musicians to  play it real good!
The SVF-201 is now available at selected KOMA dealers worldwide and directly from KOMA Elektronik's webstore at www.koma-elektronik.com. MRSP: 259 EUR (Incl. EU VAT) | 230 EUR (Excl. EU VAT)

Specifications:

GENERAL

- Size: 3U, 12HP (60,60mm)
- Interface: 2mm white powder coated aluminum front plate + silkscreen printing

TECHNICAL:

- 4 audio outputs:
  • Low Pass
  • Band Pass
  • High Pass
  • Mix Out
- Audio input with attenuator / adjustable gain
- 3 CV inputs:
  • CV input for Cutoff with attenuator
  • CV input for Resonance with attenuator
  • CV input for Mix Out with attenuator
    (The Mix Out attenuator acts as a normalized CV source if nothing is patched into the Select CV input)
- Large 30mm, full aluminum knob for Cutoff with white backlight (a jumper on the PCB lets you turn it off)
- Large 20mm, full aluminum knob for Resonance

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A youtube demo of the SVF-201 can be found here: http://youtu.be/zocKuRNQSLw
A youtube demo of the SVF-201 by KOMA artist Jimmy Edgar can be found here: http://youtu.be/raC0ZXxNdO4
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