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TINRS RectangularThing

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    Description
    While playing with the re-issued Curtis chips we hit upon such an audio-aesthetically pleasing prototype that we could not resist manufacturing a limited run of 20 fully analog synthesizers.

    This Is Not Rocket Science RectangularThing is a classic synthesizer with two oscillators, two envelopes, two VCAs, a mixer, a highpass and a lowpass filter and allows you to adjust the hardware on the back to do your own Thing.

    Our RectangularThing has a unique way of making rich analog waveforms based on sub-oscillation with our Rambler. Rambler is a combination between two oscillators – it uses a sub-oscillator to switch very quickly between oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 on every sub-oscillator transition. We have also created a ‘sawpulse’ which is an oscillator that alternates between saw and pulse cycles creating a new waveform.

    !?!?! knobs on RectangularThing are there for you to decide. These knobs control the output of the sub-oscillators and you can change that Thing. By rearranging the jumpers on the back you can select if the top oscillator has either a sub-oscillator or a Rambler oscillator (jumper at SubOsc 1) and for the bottom oscillator you can decide on having a Rambler, sub-oscillator or a sawpulse (jumper at SubOsc 2).

    You can also select the order of highpass and lowpass filtering by adjusting the Filters jumper.

    The SYNC switch toggles between soft / off / hard synchronisation of both oscillators in your RectangularThing. The top oscillator is the basis for the bottom oscillator to sync to. When the switch is in the hard sync position, the starting point of a new cycle of the top oscillator forces the bottom oscillator to also start a new cycle. When the switch is in the soft sync position, the starting points of a new cycle are gradually aligned and when the switch is in the off sync position, your oscillators are ignoring each other.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Saw Up, Square, Sub Oscillator, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Oscillator, Sync Hard, Sync Soft
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 2
    Types: High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Oscillator
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Case
    Case: Module
    Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
    Display Type: LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 36 hp x 25mm
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 2
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out
    Power: +/-12V 60mA
    Production
    Year Released: 2019
    Units Made: 20
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www2.thisisnotrocketscience.nl
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: 700 Euros - convert
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