Twisted Electrons AY3 Sound Generator

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Estimated delivery: 11th - 15th 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: 11th - 15th 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.

  • 8-Bit Chip Tune Synth Module
  • AY-3-8912 Vintage Sound Chip
  • 2 Square Wave Generators
  • 3 Arpeggiator Chords
  • Spread Controls For Adjusting Oscillators

Twisted Electrons AY3 Sound Generator

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The Twisted Electrons AY3 Sound Generator features the same 8912 chip that gave voice to the most renowned vintage video game systems and arcade games including: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Intellivision, XZ Spectrum 128K and many more. The AY3 Eurorack module features two square oscillators as well as Gate Mode and Arp Mode for creating rhythms and sequences. Tuning rotary controls and a Noise Pitch knob have been included for optimal control over your sound, allowing you to create vintage chiptune-style sounds on the fly. The programmable sound generator will integrate easily with your existing rack setup, with its robust, all-metal design and intuitive controls. The module can also be set with 3 clocking modes, allowing you to push the range of sounds and frequencies to the maximum.

Product Ref: 83142

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Programmable Sound Generator

The Twisted Electrons AY3 Sound Generator is a highly versatile vintage-style sound generator designed and developed by General Instrument toward the end of the 1970s. The chip found in the AY-3 is the 8912 chip which was developed and used in some of the greatest arcade games and video consoles ever made. The AY-3-8912 was the voice behind the Amstrad CPC, Intellivision, Atari ST, MSX, Vectrex, ZX Spectrum 128K and many more classic Arcade Games from the 1980s. The result is an 8-bit, chiptune-style tone that can be manipulated and sculpted to your desire. The two-oscillators are both detonable and can switched or arpeggiated. The spread knob allows you to increase the OSC 2 pitch up to an octave above OSC1 for creating chords and adding extra depth with your tones.

Vintage Sound, Modern Control

The compact Euro-style rack module will easily integrate into your existing rack configuration thanks to the robust all-metal design with a black brushed finish. The module includes three clocking modes: Normal, Helium and Deep. These three clocking modes allow you to push the range of frequencies and sound to the maximum for optimal versatility. The tune knob gives you the ability to tune both oscillators within 1 octave range and the two Arp and Gate modes allows you to create rhythmic melodies and patterns on the fly.

Features

  • 8-bit chip tune oscillator
  • Eurorack module
  • Includes a AY-3-8912 Vintage sound chip
  • 3 Clocking modes - Normal, Helium and Deep
  • 2 square wave oscillators
  • Spread controls for adjusting both oscillators
  • 3 arpeggiator chords - Major, Minor and Fifth
  • Tuning control (1 octave)
  • 1 Tune noise oscillator
  • Regulator for Noise Pitch
  • Trigger (5V Pulse) and volt/octave input (0-5 volt positive)
  • Trigger and pitch output
  • Noise gate output
  • Arpegiator including Arp switch and speed controller
  • Includes 16pin cable for power supply and screws
  • Handmade in France

Specifications

  • Size: 8HP Wide, 20mm deep
  • 5V external mode:
    • 5V: 74mA
    • 12V: 7mA
    • -12V: 7mA
  • 5V internal mode:
    • 12V: 80mA
    • -12V: 7mA
  • Trigger inputs: 5V Pulse
  • V/oct & Pitch Inputs: 0-5v DC Positive
  • Outputs: +/-5V (10v peak to peak)
  • Weight: 80g