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Effexon


EFFEXON

Analog Multi Effect Processor


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Functions:

INPUT GAIN:
- Adjusts the level of the connected sound source to get the best signal to noise ratio
- Attenuation to zero and gain up to +20dB make it possible to perfectly adapt almost every signal


RINGMODULATOR:
- MIXER knob to continuously mix the DRY signal with the EFFECT signal (Ringmodulator signal)
- SOURCE switch to choose the modulation source for the Ringmodulator. In position EXT, an external
  
source applied acts as modulator, in position VCO, the internal VCO is used as modulation source

VCO - MODULATOR:
Acts either as a pure VCO to use with for eg. the MICROCON or as modulation source for the Ringmodulator 
- The FREQUENCY knob determines the pitch of the VCO. It can act also as tuning knob when using with other synthesizers
- The RANGE switch offers the choice between LOW and HIGH frequencies 
- The WAVES switch determines the waveform of the VCO. Square and triangle waves are possible

PARAMETRIC EQUALIZER 1 & 2:
- FREQUENCY knobs : Adjust the desired center frequency here
- WIDTH / Q knobs : Adjust the desired bandwith from Q = 0.5 to Q = 5. Also known as RESONNANCE.
- CUT / BOOST knobs : Adjust the desired attenuation or gain of the frequencies around the center frequency

OVERDRIVE:
The overdrive section is connected in series between Parametric EQ 1 and Parametric EQ 2.
This allows excellent processing of the signal before and after the overdrive.
- DRIVE knob allows to mix the DRY signal with the EFF signal (overdrive signal)
- Two overdrive modes, SOFT and HARD can be selected with an external switch connected to the overdrive control jack
- The overdrive is VOLTAGE CONTROLLABLE with any voltage source connected to the OD CV jack 

OUTPUT:
- LEVEL knob to match the output level to the following stage (mixer, amplifire etc.)

CLIP INDICATOR:
This red CLIP LED indicates clipping of the processed signal after EQ 1 and before the overdrive section

POWER INDICATOR:
The light of this green POWER LED confirms that the proper power supply is connected and that the unit is functioning correctly



Connections:

All connectors are placed on the right side panel of the unit.

AUDIO / MOD:
This is a 1/4" jack stereo input
- AUDIO input (TIP) to connect the sound source to be processed
- MOD input (RING) to connect an external modulation source for the Ringmodulator


AUDIO / VCO:
This is a 1/4" jack stereo output
- AUDIO output (TIP) of the processed signal
- VCO output (RING) to use as sound source for eg in connection with the MICROCON

CV VCO / CV OD:
This is a 1/8" jack stereo input
- CV VCO input (TIP) to control the internal VCO with a Control Voltage (CV) 
- CV OD input (RING) to control the amount of overdrive with a Control Voltage (CV)

BYPASS / H/S OD (not shown on picture):
This is a 1/8" jack stereo input
- BYPASS input (TIP) to switch the overdrive section on and off
- H/S OD input (RING) to switch the overdrive from Hard to Soft

12V DC:
This is the power plug to connect an external power supply.
The power supply should have the following specifications:
- Output voltage: 12 volts DC
- Output current: at least 100mA
- Connector: standardized 2.1mm plug, center pin = positive