Altar is the second module of young French company Ritual Electronics and is a cooperation with Mathieu Fröhlich, who made the Squarp Hermod. Altar is a derivation from a larger project. Someday there might be a polyphonic (dream) synthesizer...
At the beginning of the development was the consideration to enable more complex movements through the spectrum, but also to equip the filter with a certain "punch". It has therefore:
- At 18dB slope steepness. As a middle course between Oberheim-softness and Prophet V-punch.
- CV-controllable, continuous morphing. From Bandpass to Lowpass to Highpass.
- CV-controllable resonance. This can be used to set TB303-like accents.
- Asymmetrical clipping at the filter input, which leads to a distortion in the filter core.
- Use as Sinewave-Osscillator: When selfresonating the Altar tracks 4-5 octaves.
All these features taken together make the Altar an easy to play and patch, very inspiring filter.
CV: Colos, Res, Freq, 1V/Oct
Powerconsumption: +12V 35mA, -12V 30mA