Intellijel Designs - Jellysquasher


This fully analog compressor module gives the user controls for all relevant compression parameters and also voltage control of six parameters. Three selectable and parallely usable types of sound coloration and distortion are available as well and additionally the module features saturation due to a genuine transformer pre-output. The sidechain input is equipped with an adjustable filter for eliminating pesky frequency portions.



The Jellysquasher has various parameters which can be set manually and also features full voltage control: Threshold, compression ratio, attack time, release time and makeup gain.
The input level is adjusted with the homonymous control. MIX blends between the original signal and the compressed signal, allowing for parallel compression (or N.Y. compression) and fine adjustment of the compression effect.

The compressor features an external sidechain input which allows for triggering the compressor with signals other than the audio input. The sidechain signal can be routed through a voltage controllable State Variable filter with LP, BP and HP modes. A trimmer on the PCB allows you to adjust Q. This filter can be used independently of the rest of the module and its cutoff frequency can be voltage controlled.

Sound coloration:
The output is routed through a specially selected Edco transformer with highly desirable saturation qualities. The Color section contains three carefully designed analog circuits to impose specific character on the output signal. All three color circuits can be engaged separately and in any combination to react differently based on the input drive level and makeup gain.

  • TUBE adds non-linear distortion providing second order harmonics
  • TAPE adds symmetrical distortion providing both even and odd harmonics
  • XFRM modifies the transformer feedback circuit, giving a boost to low bass content

Using the LINK in and out it is possible to chain two Jellysquashers for stereo operation.
The LED bargraph's mode can be selected: displaying the VU signal level or the gain reduction in dB


audio input, side chain input, Link input
Link output, VCF output, compressor audio output
CV inputs for Sidechain Cutoff, Threshold, Ratio, Attack time, Release time, Makeup Gain


3U Eurorack module, 18 HP wide
depth and power consumption not specified yet.

0.29 kg
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