Ring Modulator

Based on the classic 4014 sub-module on the ARP 2500 & 2600

This is a vintage ring modulator design with bags of character. it is based on the classic arp4014 sub-module which was used on the arp2500 modular and arp2600 semi-modular synthesizers. the design has a fully discrete core but uses two op-amps for input and output amplification. a ring modulator has two main inputs, usually called x and y, and one output. the output voltage is the product of the two input voltages. in other words it multiplies the two input signals together to produce a new and different sounding output. if you have two sine wave input signals then the output will have both the sum and difference frequencies. for example, if x is a 440hz sine wave and y a 40hz, you would get a 480hz and a 400hz sine wave from the output. however, this is only really true in a perfect ring modulator... and this ring modulator is not that. each input has its own differing non-linearities or imperfections. this greatly adds to the character of the resultant output.

  • 38 mA +12V
  • 38 mA -12V
  • ? mA 5V
  • 86 mm deep
  • Ø 4.00 (3 Votes) Average Rating

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$168 Price in € submitted Oct 13th 2012, 17:03 by steffensen | last Change Jun 1st, 14:02 by motorhead412

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