Metasonix RK4 Filter / VCO


The RK4 is a compact version of the unfortunately no longer available R-54 Supermodule. Like the older brother, it can be used as an oscillator and bandpass filter. During VCO operation, the RK4 emits an exceptionally clean sine wave, thanks its triode-pentode which was placed in a Wien-bridge circuit. By turning a potentiometer, the sine can be morphed into a square wave. The frequency response ranges, in both VCO and VCF operation, from 20 Hz to 2 kHz. Pitch respectively cutoff can be controlled via a knob and a Hz / v connector. An audio input plus level potentiometers complete the module.

In use, the RK4 shines with beefy, warm tube sound. Frequency modulations lead to fierce, yet charming results. Utilized as a filter, the circuit is a dream as well. The bandpass is wide and cuts off frequencies very smoothly. Hi resonance values produce shrill screams. – A truly unique module with tons of character!



While being used as an oscillator, the RK4 is controlled via its pitch CV input (Hz / v). For tuning adjustments, there is a potentiometer. The resonance knob can be employed to morph the waveform from sine to square. Another potentiometer edits the output volume.

For utilizing the RK4 as a bandpass filter, an audio input with level control was implemented in the module. Its tuning potentiometer sets the cutoff frequency, the pitch CV input can be used for modulations.

A MIDI CV interface with Hz / V capabilites is needed to play the Rk4 with correct pitch. Examples for such modules are the Metasonix R-60, Kenton's Modular Solo or the Shuttle Control.

Audio input and output
Pitch CV input


3U Eurorack module, 8 HP wide
Current draw 400 mA at +12 V and 10 mA at -12 V. - Attention! While heating up, the module needs about three times more power.

0.106 kg
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