The Quaid Megaslope is a complex function generator with five stages.
The Level faders determine the final output voltage for a stage. The Slope and Time potentiometers control the shape, from a logarithmic to linear to exponential, and the amount of time for the transition from one stage to another, in a range between 1ms to 3 minutes. Level and Time can be voltage controlled separately for each stage. The Set button allows for selecting how many stages are active -It is visualized thanks to the green LEDs.
The Megaslope can operate in three modes, selectable with the Mode button:
- ENV: Multistage complex envelope
- LOOP: Flexible LFO
- STEP: Five step sequencer
In Envelope mode, the module will output a classic five-stage envelope with the set rate (time), slope and end level for each stage.
In Loop mode, the module will automatically cycle across the number of set stages moving between levels at the requested rate. The final stage will hand over to the initial one, creating an LFO.
In Step mode, the Megaslope will behave like a sequencer and move to the next stage with each new trigger or gate, cycling back to the first stage when the set number of stages is reached.
The module provides a unipolar (0-8V) and a bipolar (+/- 5V) output which allows to modulate different types of modules: filters, waveshapers, oscillators, etc.
In addition, the trigger outputs End of Cycle (EOC) and End of Stage (EOS) allow further modules to be triggered by the Megaslope.
Five Level CV inputs
Five Time CV inputs
End of Stage output
End of Cycle output
Power consumption: 70 mA at +12 V and 35 mA at -12 V