Birdkids The Bateleur VCO MKII

$573.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 3rd - 5th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Raw Analog Sounding VCO
  • Lush Low-Pass Filter
  • Ideal for Fat Bass & Lead Sounds
  • Large Performance-Friendly Knobs
  • Produces a Fat, Rich Vintage Sound

Birdkids The Bateleur VCO MKII

Details

The Birdkids Bateleur VCO MKII builds on the success of its predecessor with a range of improvements. The Bateleur VCO MKII is a multi-function module comprising of a powerful VCO and a -24dB/octave low-pass filter. The VCO is 100 percent analog, delivering a fat, rich vintage sound, featuring 4 classic waveforms for sound design. The analog design makes the Birdkids Bateleur VCO ideal for creating bass and lead sounds. Featuring Thru-Zero FM, the Bateleur is capable of creating massive FM sounds. The Bateleur provides you with a powerful VCO that delivers raw, analog sound that cut through in your mix. New features of the MKII version include a sync mode, frequency range switch with six switches, additional filter mode, and more.



An expander is also available for this module: The Bateleur VCO Expander

Product Ref: 95348

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Raw Analog VCO

The Birdkids Bateleur VCO MKII features a discrete, temperature stable, 100 percent analog oscillator that delivers a full bodied, rich, powerful analog sound. Featuring 4 classic waveforms including the sine, triangle, sawtooth, and pulse, plus an additional sub octave output, the Bateleur VCO is ideal for creating chunky, raw bass and lead sounds. Pulse width can also be modulated, extended its sound design capability. The Bateleur VCO features a range switch which transposes pitch by up to 6 octaves, whilst the fine tune can pitch by +/-7 semitones, allowing you to dial in the desired pitch. Additionally, the Bateleur VCO features a glide knob that allows you to adjust the amount of glide between pitches.

Filter

The filter offers a fat, classic low-pass filter sound. The filter can also be used as a standalone sine waveform in the self-oscillation setting. The filter tracks 1V/oct, and in self-oscillation mode the resonance peak can be swept across the frequency band using the cutoff dial, thus establishing pitch. Additionally, you can feed the sub output into the filter input and set the cutoff dial to taste to create a thick, round bass sound.

Thru-Zero FM

The Bateleur features Thru-Zero FM, which can be used to create bell-like sounds. Switch the FM switch down to initiate Thru-Zero FM. You can then adjust the FM dial to amplify the effect, or switch up to classic linear FM for a different timbre.

Updates To MKII

  • Frequency range switch has 6 positions, including an LFO mode with improved fine tuning
  • Sync mode as third FM setting
  • Additional filter mode decoupling the self-oscillation from the 1V/octave input
  • Filter is stable over a range of 7 octaves and closes entirely
  • Oscillator core is compensated over 7 octaves, and offers a new trimming function
  • 10-pin header for connecting to the Birdsnest for polyphonic and internal activation

Features

  • Discrete core oscillator with a self-oscillating, standalone low-pass filter, built in VCA, thru-zero FM
  • Range of 7 octaves
  • Glide function
  • Classic linear FM, and thru-zero FM
  • Low-pass filter
  • 5 waveforms (sine, triangle, square, pulse, sub)
  • Unparalleled vintage timbre and unique signal-shaping possibilities
  • Large performance friendly knobs

Specifications

  • Size: 22HP
  • Depth: 40mm
  • Power: bipolar 100mA +12V, 80mA -12V