Welcome to the home of Modcan Synthesizers.
Modcan offers modules in 3 different formats.
A series is the original format with banana jacks.
B Series shares the same circuitry but uses a more
friendly rack sizing and 1/4" jacks.
Euro is the newest Modcan format designed for the
Euro Rack format
Dual Mode operation
Mode 1: Functionally equivalent to a Sample and Hold. Voltage step will only change with a rising edge pulse or trigger applied to the CLOCK input jack. Unique design requires no hold capacitor. Result is zero 'droop' and infinite hold. Ideal use of mode 1 is in conjunction with a sequencer. The sequencer gate bus can be used to initiate the sampling of each sequencer step.
Mode 2: No-Clock or free mode.
Voltage step output changes automatically when the input crosses the conversion threshold determined by the scale selected. This is the mode users will be familiar with when using the MiniWave to quantize. The one difference here is that with each transition a 5ms pulse is output from the PULSE out jack. This provides the ability to trigger envelopes or logic inputs in synch with step changes.
SCALE: Combined 48 scales and chords in 3 banks. Panel and CV control of scale selection. Input 0-5V+ @ 100K ohms
TRANSPOSE: Transpose scales in 12 semitone increments. Not just an offset function but a true key transposition. Panel and CV control of Transpose. Input 0-5V+ @ 100K ohms
LEDs: Binary numbering indicates scale selected
PULSE OUT : 5ms pulse or trigger is output whenever a new step is converted. Output +5V @ 330 ohms
INVERT: Logic high patched to jack results in scale inversion. Low voltage input converts to high scale step and vice versa. Excellent for adding variation to a static sequence pattern. Input +5V @ 100K ohms
CLOCK Input : Rising edge pulse initiates sample acquisition. Input +5V @ 100K ohms
INPUT: Signal input to be quantized. Input range +/-5V @ 100K ohms
OUTPUT: quantized step output Output range +/-5V @ 330 ohms
Sample and Hold.mp3
Sampling white noise quantized with 1/4tone scale and transitioning to other scales in bank A