Voltage Source Panel

Type: Module

Category: Utility

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

Manufacturer: Playertron

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$5.99 $10.00

Set a voltage with a knob and use that output voltage for biasing LFOs (recentering their behavior), making settings via CV, and manually choosing a voltage for whatever you like. It’s great for testing ideas, gaining a little extra control over devices, and making settings with precision. With a wealth of useful jacks and controls, and eight parallel channels of voltage output, it can be used to do a lot more too.

Using the CV input, this module can be used as a meter to make precise measurements of signals passing through it. The freeze button lets you pause everything to see a clear snapshot of voltages, while also freezing the output signals. Since it can be CV controlled, you can use an LFO or keyboard gate to halt and unhalt signals that are passing through for interesting complexities. The CV input is added to the knob voltage, so the knob can be used to bias signals up or down. A CV controllable on/off switch acts like a switchboard to determine whether signals are passed through or not, and can be used as a mute for audio or to unlink CV connections so that, for instance, you can turn the effect of an LFO on and off. At the top, there are jacks outputting the overall sum of voltages and the average of voltages, so it can make for a great way to have a whole number of modulation sources interacting to make for a single, more complex CV signal. It can act like a vintage preset module too, where static settings are dialed in over CV from the Voltage Source Panel, and using several copies with different voltages allows you to rapidly switch from one group of settings to another (by turning the voltage sources on & off).

The Voltage Source Panel started as a test tool, but as it grew, it became clear that it really helped other modules do their jobs even better and you’ll find that, given the flexible controls, you can make your devices do things that they resisted before.