The Analog Replicator is the latest and greatest in delays from Pittsburgh Modular!
This unique effect module boasts a pair of 4,096 stage BBD chips. The acronym BBD is short for Bucket Brigade Device which is in reference to the old days when a line of people passed buckets of water to quickly extinguish a fire. Each stage of a BBD chip contains a single capacitor. Pairing two chips together creates a chain of 8,192 capacitors. Like the water buckets, an audio signal is passed from capacitor to capacitor within the BBD chips once every clock step. A slower clock produces a longer delay and a faster clock produces a shorter delay.
ANALOG REPLICATOR CONTROLS:
TIME Knob - Adjust the delay time.
TIME CV IN Knob - CV attenuverter used to attenuate and/or invert the incoming TIME CV signal.
4,096 / 8,192 Switch - Select between 1 and 2 BBD chips. 8,192 doubles the amount of available delay range.
SHORT / LONG Switch - Select between SHORT and LONG delay ranges. Short range is bright and clean, long range is dark and dirty.
FEEDBACK Knob - Sets the number of repeats generated from the delay signal.
INVERT POLARITY Switch - In the up position, the switch inverts the Feedback polarity. This setting has an interesting effect with shorter delay times.
FEEDBACK CV IN Knob - CV attenuverter used to attenuate and/or invert the incoming FEEDBACK CV signal.
BYPASS Switch - Enable or disable the analog delay effect.
SPILLOVER Switch - Enable or disable the analog delay effect. Feedback is allowed to trail off.
INPUT DRIVE Knob - Audio signal input level contol.
MIX CV IN Knob - CV attenuverter used to attenuate and/or invert the incoming MIX CV signal.
OUTPUT MIX Knob - Sets the signal mix sent to the MIX OUT jack.
INPUT JACK - Audio signal input.
TIME CV Input Jack - CV input used to modulate TIME (length of delay time).
FEEDBACK (FBK) CV Input Jack - CV input used to modulate FEEDBACK amount.
MIX CV Input Jack - CV input used to modulate the OUTPUT MIX.
DELAY OUT Jack - Delayed signal only output.
MIX OUT Jack - Mix of dry and delayed signal output.
Power Usage: 45mA