Known by different names (“slew”, “bend”, “portamento”, “glissando”…), the GLIDE module is a utility allowing sliding from one note pitch to another.
Is a utility allowing the sliding from one note pitch to another.Concretely, this is a gradual voltage variation (the speed of which depends on the position of the potentiometer) between a signal entering at IN and exiting at OUT.It can be used to read notes in a subtle or radical way, for special effects, to soften an LFO (rectangular waveform) or an ADSR curve, etc …
The slip time varies from 0 to ~7 seconds (when the potentiometer is fully right), ~2 seconds in themiddle (test carried out over a range of 0 to 1 volt, or one octave).The “rate” setting thus allows a subtle effect on the first quarter (bass sequence, arp…), a little morepronounced on the second, and more exaggerated on the next two.
A small trimpot, on the back of the module, allows you to switch from the classic Glide mode to themore experimental “special effects” mode, even… psychedelic (slip time varies from 0 to ~13 seconds)!– Trimpot maximum, counter-clockwise: Glide soft, traditional (as described in the “explications” section),mode recommended for typical use.– Trimpot maximum clockwise: Demonic Glide. Caution, in this mode, the “RATE” potentiometer at zeroalready restores a Glide of about 6 seconds! You have to see the trimpot as a second potentiometerconnected in series with the main one. To be reserved for special effects or sound experiences 🙂
– “Rate” potentiometer– Aesthetic logo (with LED)– green or black or White panel
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Specifications :Size 2HP, epoxy panel 1,6 mm.Deep : 25mm (skiff friendly).PCB in epoxy FR4 dual layer, 1,6 mm. Surface finish HASL.Components tested and assembled by hand, in Brittany, France.Available as an assembled Module, no kit.In the box : M3 & nylon nuts.Consumption: ~ 10 mA (+12V) / ~ 10 mA (-12V).