Double Neuron

Type: Module

Category: CV processors

Updated: May 29, 2021

Manufacturer: HetrickCV

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This is based off of a special panel designed by Papernoise and sold by Magpie Modular. It is a panel meant to house two separate Neuron/Diff-Rect modules. Why two? Well, they're easy to build and they interact in a spectacular way.

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The top-half is a "Neuron" circuit. This is a three-input mixer that runs into a half-wave rectifier and comparator. The comparator's bipolar output is summed with the rectified signal. SENSE adds a positive DC signal to the mix, while RESPONSE affects the magnitude of the comparator's output. The values of the knobs here are accurate to the original hardware, and are not bipolar like my first Euro Reakt port.

The Diff-Rect (Difference Rectifier) is another creative mixer. The two "+" inputs are summed together, and the two "-" inputs are summed together. The "-" mix is then subtracted from the "+" mix. If the result is positive, it goes out the "+" output, otherwise it goes out the "-" output.

If this seems complicated, just experiment! These modules were designed for fun, not for rigorous analysis.