Babel

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  • Babel

    $135Babel 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

    Size6HP
    Depth22mm
    Power Consumption+12V 44mA
    −12V 44mA
    Output Swing−10V–+10V peak
    Input Range−10V–+10V peak
    Input Impedance30kΩ
    Output Impedance150Ω
    Output Drive2kΩ (min), 20kΩ+ (ideal)

    Babel Expander

    $55The 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

    Size2HP
    Depth22mm
    Power ConsumptionNone
    Input Range−10V–+10V peak
    Input Impedance30kΩ

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