Acid Rain Technology Chainsaw is a three-voice oscillator with stereo output.
Each voice feature an individual 1v/oct input.
The root frequency of all three voices is controlled simultaneously by the encoder on top of the module. It provides two alternative scalings by pressing the encoder:
- Note: increments of 1 semitone
- Alt: increments of 1 cent
A long press (two seconds) on the encoder will return the root frequency to C1 (32,7Hz)
By inserting a patch cable to the 1v/oct inputs you activate each voice individually, for a total of 21 waves (seven per voice).
The Detune knob allows to spread the pitch of the waves of each voice. Turned counterclockwise the waves are in perfect unison. Turning the knob clockwise shifts them apart in pitch along a unique curve. Thanks to a dedicated CV input the detuning is voltage controllable.
The waveforms can be morphed from sawtooth to square thanks to the third potentiometer or via control voltage.
Additionnally the module features a linear frequency modulation input.
Finally, the seven waveforms on all three voices within Chainsaw are spread evenly between left and right output for a rich stereo image.
CV inputs: Detune, FM, Waveform
Power consumption: 110 mA at +12 V and 10 mA at -12 V