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 — Width: 10hp — Max Depth: 25mm — Power: 50mA @ +12V / 50mA @ -12V
Two year warranty as standard. Typically 3 to 5 working days for dispatch from GB.