Four Additive Bells

Type: Module

Category: Source

Updated: Aug 02, 2019

Manufacturer: Benard

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Like Additive Bell, this module produces bell-like sounds through additive synthesis, based on an implementation of the Risset bell. But in this case there are 4 voices available that are triggered sequentially, as indicated by the LEDs at the bottom. It has a volt per octave CV input, but it does away with the FM and decay CV inputs. It is meant as a convenient way to get multiple bell sounds controlled from a sequencer or keyboard, allowing them to sustain for a longer period than with a single additive bell, which would be retriggered with every note.

Included in the Benard Mega Bundle Vol. 2.


-Frequency Knob (Freq) - This knob controls the starting frequency of the bell.

-Range Switch - This switch let's you select between low, medium and high ranges.

-Decay - This knob controls how long the bell will ring, or the time it will take for its envelope to decay.

-Trigger Button (T) - This button allows you to trigger the bells manually.

-Volt per octave In - Send CV signals to this jack to play the bell with a keyboard or sequencer. Each time a trigger is received a new bell will be chose, stealing the next available voice.