ベールズ is a 1:1 Replicant, hand built by Gareth Luke, of Veils V2 originally released by Mutable Instruments in 2020. Providing four VCAs with an adjustable response curve and offset control in a 10hp package.
All components have been carefully sourced with no expense spared including sliders without detents identical to the original specification.
ベールズ outputs are daisy-chained, allowing adjacent groups of 2, 3, or all 4 channels to be mixed together.
More compact footprint (10-HP)
Sliders instead of knobs for the main gain/CV control. These control the amount of gain (amplitude) modulation from the CV input, or direct gain control when no cable is patched in the CV input – as you would find on a standard mixer channel fader.
Gain indicator LED on all four faders.
Positive offset control (0 to 8V) for direct use of bipolar modulation sources.
The cornerstones of modular patches
VCAs are absolutely essential in a modular system, for example for:
Shaping the amplitude or timbre of a tone with an envelope.
Animating a mixture of several oscillators.
Controlling the amount of filter modulation with a random source or a touch controller.
Applying an envelope on the linear FM signal hitting an oscillator.
All inputs DC-coupled.
All inputs handle audio-rate signals.
Input impedance: 100k for all inputs.
Gain scale: a +5V CV translates to a gain of 1 (0dB), both in linear and in exponential mode.
Large gains above +20dB (sufficient for amplifying line-level signals) achievable in exponential mode.
Offset control adding an adjustable voltage from 0 to 8V to the gain CV.
Max Depth: 25mm
Power: 50mA @ +12V / 50mA @ -12V
One year warranty as standard
Typically 3 to 7 days for dispatch. We will contact you after purchase to confirm colour and firmware choices.