Pittsburgh Modular

VC Bend

Effect

Main Details
Maker Pittsburgh Modular Brand
Function
  • Effect (Control Voltage Modulation)
Form Factor Modular - Eurorack
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In USA
Power Source 20mA
Notes The VC Bend is designed as a way to create less than certain variations from pre-determined control voltages, like transposing / inverting a bassline into a melody or creating a 3rd envelope from 2 sources. Used at audio rate, it acts like a voltage controlled full wave rectifier. The VC Bend favours 'esoteric' applications over precision. More often than not the output voltage will not resemble the input. Functionally, the VC Bend sits somewhere between a sample and hold and a quantizer module. However, the type of modulation produced is completely unique to the VC Bend.

The VC Bend takes a bipolar (positive or negative) control voltage input and modulates it by the amount of the CV Input in relation to the Internal Voltage Reference. The output is a voltage which is always above 0V, the direction (moving with or away from the input) of which can be altered with an external voltage.

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