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Controls for CV attenuation are marked 'CV2'. There are two types:
0/max regular control and -/0/+ This control has zero in the middle position, Clockwise position attenuates the CV, Anti-clockwise inverts and attenuates the CV.
Refer to front panel picture to see which ones are used for which modules.

Strip 1:

LFO1
Controls: Frequency, CV2, Symmetry/PW, ALL 10k lin pots, different angle D-shape
Inputs: CV2, trigger
Outputs: Triangle, pulse

LFO2
Controls: Frequency, CV2, Symmetry/PW, ALL 10k lin pots, different angle D-shape
Inputs: CV2, gate
Outputs: Triangle, Double-frequency triangle, pulse

Strip 2:

VCO1
Controls: Frequency, Tune, CV2, PW, PWM, Sync level, ALL 10k lin pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, linear FM, sync, sync level, PWM, Sub phase
Outputs: Sine, Saw, Pulse, Sub 1, Sub 2

Strip 3:

VCO2
Controls: Frequency, Tune, CV2, ALL 10k lin pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, linear FM, PWM
Outputs: Saw, Pulse

VCO3
Controls: Frequency, Tune, CV2, ALL 10k lin pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, linear FM, PWM
Outputs: Saw, Pulse

Strip 4:

VCF1 (state variable 2-pole filter)
Controls: Frequency, Resonance, CV2, ALL 10k lin pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, Audio
Outputs: LP, BP, HP

VCF2 (state variable 2-pole filter)
Controls: Frequency, Resonance, CV2, ALL 3, 10k lin pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, Audio
Outputs: LP, BP, HP

Strip 5:

VCF3 (ladder-type filter)
Controls: Frequency, Resonance, CV2, ALL 3, 10k lin pots Audio in 1, Audio in 2, Audio in 3 ALL 3, 10k log pots
Inputs: CV, CV2, Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3
Outputs: 12 dB (2-pole tap) , 24 dB (actually 5-pole)

Strip 6:

LFO3
Controls: Frequency 10k log pots
Inputs: (none)
Outputs: Sine, triangle, pulse

Comperator
Controls: Momentary push button
Inputs: +, -
Outputs: Gate

Mixer1
Controls: A, B(-/+), 2 10klin pots
Inputs: A, B, X (unity gain)
Outputs: out

Mixer2
Controls: A-B balance, 10kS pots
Inputs: A, B, X (unity gain)
Outputs: out

Mixer3
Controls: A-B balance, 10kS pots
Inputs: A, B, X (unity gain)
Outputs: out

Strip 7:

Envelope generator 1
This EG has two different curves, one ADSR and a decay-only curve.
The tPeak control keeps the output at maximum for a controllable time between the attack- and decay-stages.
Controls: Attack, tPeak, 2 2M2 log pots Decay 10k C reverse log pots, Sustain, 10k log pots

Release, Accent, 2 10k C reverse log pots
Inputs: Gate, Decay, Peak level, Release, Accent time, Accent level
Outputs: CV out, Accent out

VCA1
All VCA's are suitable for audio-and CV-signals.
Controls: (none)
Inputs: Signal, CV
Outputs: Signal out

VCA2
Controls: (none)
Inputs: Signal, CV
Outputs: Signal out

Strip 8:

Envelope generator 2
This EG has two different curves, one AD / AR and a decay-only curve.
There is also a mix-output that adds the two curves 50/50..
Controls: Attack, tPeak, 2 2M2 log pots Decay/Release, 10kC reverse log pots switch, tdecay, 2M2 log pots
Inputs: Gate, decay/release, Accent level
Outputs: CV out, Accent out, Mix out

Envelope generator 3
Controls: Delay, Decay , 2M2 log pots
Inputs: Gate
Outputs: CV out, Delay gate out, gate out

VCA3
Controls: (none)
Inputs: Signal, CV
Outputs: Signal out

Strip 9:

Slew Limiter
Can also be used as (sub-audio) lowpass filter, envelope follower or AR envelope generator.
Controls: Rise, Fall, 2M2 log pots
Inputs: in
Outputs: out

Sample & Hold
Controls: (none)
Inputs: In, trigger
Outputs: out

CV mix 1
Controls: Gain, 100k lin pots Offset, 10k lin pots
Inputs: In, X (unity gain)
Outputs: out

Portamento
Controls: Time 1, Time 2 2M2 log pots
Inputs: In, Enable
Outputs: out1, out2

Strip 10:

Noise generator
The digital noise generator has a cycle period of approx. one year. The clock is a VCO, so you can control the bandwidth using the control or a CV.
Controls: Timbre, CV2, 10klin pots Analog noise level, Digital noise level, 10klog pots VLF level 50klog pots
Inputs: Timbre
Outputs: Analog, Digital, VLF

Ring Modulator 1
This ring modulator has a CV input mixed in with the B-input (the AM input). Use this input for VCA, or combine with the audio-ins as cleanfeed control for ring modulation
Controls: (none)
Inputs: A, B, am
Outputs: DC-coupled, AC-coupled (eliminates offset clicks)

Ring Modulator 2
Controls: (none)
Inputs: A, B
Outputs: Signal out (DC-coupled)

VCA4
Controls: (none)
Inputs: Signal, CV
Outputs: Signal out

Strip 11:

CV mixer2
Controls: Octave switch, CV2
Inputs: CV In (fixed unity gain), CV2, 100klin pots
Outputs: CV out

Audio in processor 1
This module is an input-amp for external audio signals. Use it to process other synth sounds, drum-machines and any other sound source.
Controls: Gain 100klin pots
Inputs: Jack
Outputs: Audio out, Level CV, Trigger

Audio in processor 2
Another input amp.
Controls: Gain, 100klin pots Trigger threshold, 10klin pots
Inputs: Jack
Outputs: Audio out, envelope, Gate

Audio out module
To interface to the mixer or other sound system. This output will drive headphones as well.
Controls: Tip (left) attenuator, Ring (right) attenuator 2 220klin pots
Inputs: Tip (left), Ring (right)
Outputs: Stereo Jack

Front to back panel connections:
6 * Banana sockets on the front panel are wired to 6 mini-jacks on the rear of the unit.

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