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 Q118  Instrument Interface

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The Q118 module provides an interface for external input sources such as a guitar, microphone, etc. The incoming signal can be amplified up to 1000 times. An envelope output is created that will track the amplitude of the incoming signal. This envelope can be used to control filters, oscillators, and other modules. A gate signal is created based on a manual threshold control which can be used to trigger envelope generators or sequencers. An LED indicates gate signal output to aid threshold adjustment. A short trigger pulse is also provided. An output jack provides access to the amplified original signal for use by other modules.

The Q118 does not produce Pitch control voltages tracking the input.

Controls and Connections

    Amplifier Multiplier Switch
      Sets the initial amplification multiplier.
    Amplifier Control
      Adjusts the amplification depending on the multiplier switch.
    Threshold Control
      Sets the level at which a gate signal will be created.
    Input Connector
      Signal to be processed.
    Amplifier Output Connector
      Amplified signal.
    Envelope Output Connector
      Envelope that follows the input waveform amplitude.
    Gate Output Connector
      +5 volt gate signal set by threshold adjustment.
    Gate Output LED
      Indicates gate output status to aid in threshold adjustment.
    Trigger Output Connector
      Short trigger pulse at beginning of gate signal.
Specifications
Panel Size:  Single width 2.125"w x 8.75"h.
Input Signal Level:  10mv to 10V PP
Amp Output Level:  20V PP maximum
Gate Output Level:  0-5V active high
Trigger Output Level:  0-5V active high, 20ms
Envelope Output Level:  0-5V maximum
Power:  +15V@8ma, -15V@8ma, +5@8ma.

Price
$92.00 US.

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Steven Wrote: The instrument interface is so cool - I've tried bass guitar, drum machine, sax and trumpet. All give great and unexpected results. Having the audio, trigger, gate and envelope outputs make it so creative - another must if you want the other stuff to interact.



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