# Babel

# Babel

**$140**Babel is a tool for creating massive
intermodulation, and a workhorse for analog logic, depending on your use and
interpretation of its function. It provides three inputs, which can be
arbitrarily increased with the chainable expander (see below). For each of
those inputs, Babel outputs the maximum value (`ANY`), the minimum
value (`ALL`), and the *balanced middle* value
(`XSOME`), which follows along the center values of the input waves.
What `CENTER` means is adjustable via knob and CV control.
`XSOME` is particularly interesting, as it has the same general shape
as a multiplication function, but with sharper edges. What this means it that
Babel will create ring-mod like intermodulation—but with extra harmonics
like those produced with a wavefolder, and with an arbitary number of inputs,
instead of just two.

When viewed as a logic module, Babel takes any group of truth values and
tells you whether any of them are true (`ANY`, the equivalent of
“or” with just two values), whether all of them are true
(`ALL`, the equivalent of “and” with just two values), and
whether some, but not all of them are true (`XSOME`, the equivalent of
“xor” with just two values). Turn `CENTER` all the way to
the right for 0–+5V logic, or leave it centered for −5V–+5V
logic—handy when your “logic” modules are really LFOs.

# Specs

Size | 6HP |
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Depth | 22mm |

Power Consumption | +12V 44mA −12V 44mA |

Output Swing | −10V–+10V peak |

Input Range | −10V–+10V peak |

Input Impedance | 30kΩ |

Output Impedance | 150Ω |

Output Drive | 2kΩ (min), 20kΩ+ (ideal) |

# Babel Expander

**$70**The Babel expander gives you 7 more inputs
for Babel. If that's not enough, the expanders are chainable, so for a serious
frenzy, you could get 17 inputs, 24 inputs, 31 inputs, etc.

# Specs

Size | 2HP |
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Depth | 22mm |

Power Consumption | None |

Input Range | −10V–+10V peak |

Input Impedance | 30kΩ |