Login or Sign Up
Welcome, !
Logout
Join the HC Newsletter
Subscribe Now!

Yes, that’s right. The TS-23 uses TUBES, not transistors. It is the world’s first tube voltage-controlled oscillator. It uses two thyratron tubes, giving two VCO pitches simultaneously. Range is approximately 4 octaves, following a V/Hz control voltage response.

TS-23 is compatible with all existing solid-state analog synthesizers. This circuit gives a unique waveform--a distorted exponential sawtooth, unique to thyratron tubes and reminiscent of the vintage (and rare) “Mixturtrautonium” electronic instrument of the 1930s.

And, the TS-23 contains a 6BN6 tube acting as a waveform clipper. This obscure and special tube was used in FM radios as a detector. Its highly nonlinear characteristic gives a very soft wave clipping effect, which is unique in electronics, previously unknown in audio design, and not available in software simulators or in solid-state devices.

No comments
Join the discussion...
Post Comment
More Cool Stuff
Epiphone Les Paul Special VEDon't let the little price fool ya! This guitar is h...
Is Music Heavy Metal - or Heavy Mettle? Making music helps make us who we are&he...
x
sign in
x
contact us
*Indicates required fields
Name *
Email Address *
Issue Type *
submit
x
message
okay
please wait