Studio Electronics ModStar SE88 Filter EuroRack Module
The Studio Electronics Modstar SE88 is a dual mode EuroRack filter module based on the classic Yamaha CS80.
- All analogue Eurorack filter module
- Based on the dual mode filter from the CS80
- Dual independent filters, patch them whichever way you fancy
- 10 patch points
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The SE88 takes it's feel and tone from the original CS80 which fed a HP filter into a LP filter, but with the SE88 your can select MODE 1's HP or BR to feed MODE 2's LP or BP, or patch it to reverse that pleasant path. The audio signal is completely controllable with input and output levels for each filter. Cherish and respect your filter's input gain stages, for a smooth yet often brassy sound—shed your mercy to strike hard for boiling, snarling bite, even to the blackout/cutout point: then and only then, uniquely blend mode settings for the filter family values you revere.
To get things merrily modulating, each filter employs attenuverters for frequency and resonance experimentation and decimation. While the SE88 does not self oscillate (Yamaha's creation didn't either), Studio Electronics did amp up the resonance level for full-throttle squelching. An additional master FM (frequency modulation) attenuverter-controlled level can feed both filters (when hungry enough) simultaneously, and tracking switches allow for individual keyboard response for each of the contrasting and complimentary filter modes.
Five attenuverter and eight attenuation pots control the FREQUENCY MODE 1, FM IN, FREQUENCY MODE 2, RESONANCE, M1 FM, RESONANCE, M1 RES CV 1, M2 RES CV, INPUT, M2 FM, OUTPUT, LEVEL (M1 OUT), and LEVEL (M2 OUT).
Switch it Up
2/3 - 1/3 TRACK (M1), FULL - HALF TRACK (M2), HP - BR, LP - BP.
Patch it Up
Ten patch points: 1 V/O, FM IN, M1 FM, M2 FM, M1 RES CV, M2 RES CV, M1 IN, M1 OUT,
M2 IN, M2 OUT.
All Controls and Patch Points
FREQUENCY MODE 1 – Adjusts the frequency, or cutoff of Mode 1.
2/3 - 1/3 TRACK - Toggles tracking options for Mode 1.
FM IN - Adjusts the master frequency modulation input.
FULL - HALF TRACK - Toggles tracking options for Mode 2.
FREQUENCY MODE 2 - Adjusts the frequency, or cutoff of Mode 2.
RESONANCE – Adjusts the resonance of Mode 1's filter.
M1 FM - Adjusts Mode 1's frequency modulation.
RESONANCE – Adjusts the resonance of the Mode 2's filter.
HP / BR - Toggles the High-Pass and Band-Reject option.
M1 RES CV – Adjusts Mode 1's resonance control voltage.
M2 RES CV – Adjusts Mode 2's resonance control voltage.
INPUT – Adjusts the master audio input.
M2 FM – Adjusts Mode 2's frequency modulation.
OUTPUT – Adjust the audio output.
1 V/O – One volt per octave control voltage input.
FM IN – Master frequency modulation input.
M1 FM – Mode 1 frequency modulation input.
M2 FM – Mode 2 frequency modulation input.
M1 RES CV – Mode 1 resonance control voltage input.
M2 RES CV – Mode 2 resonance control voltage input.
M1 IN – Mode 1 input.
LEVEL – Level control for Mode 1.
M1 OUT – Mode 1 output.
M2 IN – Mode 2 input.
LEVEL – Level control for Mode 2.
M2 OUT – Mode 2 output.
Size - 20hp
Depth - 39.7mm with ribbon cable attached
Power Usage - ?mA, ?mA (+12 / -12) TO BE CONFIRMED