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Fénix II synthesizer and Fénix III sequencer (25-01-2011)

 

These will be 2 separate units. Both models will have a 19" (11HE) metal case like the Fénix 1.

Optional will be wooden site-panels like the proto type and a 19" 11HE mounting housing (to preserve the angle within a 19" rack) instead of

the 19" ears.

 

Fénix II (Synthesizer)

3 VCO’s,  3 different VCO's ( Inputs CV, FM, PWM, Sync e.o, Output square, triagle, sawtooth and some has puls, sub, sine e.o) )

4 different VCF´s ( SVF, 24dB Lp, BPF, 12dB Lp). ( Input CV modulation, SVF  has  Q-CV control

3 EGR and 4 VCA’s and 5 LFO’s. (Many  modules are voltage controlled)

7 Mixers ( 3 audio mixers and 4 DC-Audio mixers).

1 Phaser and 1 Delay (BDD). ( off course voltage controlled)

1 8 step analog sequencer with own clock.

1 Waveshapers, 1 wavemultiplier and 1 full wave rectifier. (  voltage controlled, except for the rectifier )

1 CPR, 1 S&H, 1 Gate delay, 1 Ringmodulator, 1 Slew limiter, 1 fixed +/- 5volt output.

1 Analog noise and 1 Digital noise. ( Digital noise voltage controlled

1 6 Banana to 3,5 mm minijack connectors.

1 Input module with trigger, gate and envelop out.

1 Stereo output module with dual panning and dual VCA. ( off course voltage controlled)

 

Fénix III (Sequencer)

1 LFO board

3 Sequencer boards

1 CV expander boards (with potmeters)

3 gate expander 1 boards (with switches)

1 gate expander 2 boards (with switches)

1 Banana to 3,5 mm minijack connectors

 

LFO board has a LFO with divided outputs, delayed outputs, duplets and triplet’s outputs, attenuators, gate buffers, glide modules, quantizer, gate to S-trigger and a midi sync input (you can choose the internal clock or the midi sync).

Sequencer board is a standalone 16 steps sequencer without LFO. This board is internal connected to the main LFO and the Run/Stop and Reset input. Each sequencer board can be used as a standalone 16 step sequencer when using an externe clock. This board has control inputs (like clock, step length, mute, Run, CV to step).  These inputs overrules the internal connected functions and CV Outputs with a CV input. Internal is a skip function available controlled by the switch expander.  The direction of the sequencer be set normal, random and left/right.

Expander boards are connected to a sequencer board. The expander board will run sync with the sequencer board.  There are 3 types of expander boards.

A CV expander board. This add an extra 16 CV step sequencer (can also be set at 2 x 8 steps).

A gate expander 1 board with 16 switches and 2 gate outputs and 1 PW input. This board can also be used for the skip function of the sequencer board)

A gate expander 2 board with 16 switches and 1 gate outputs and 1 PW input and 1 mute input.

 

Fenix II  3350 euro

Fenix III 2150 euro

 

Cable set II ( 8- 25cm, 22- 50cm, 2- 100cm) 75 euro

Cable set III ( 8- 25cm, 15- 50cm, 7- 100cm) 75 euro

 

19" 11HE mounting housing,  instead of 19" ears                50 euro  

 

Wooden site panels instead of 19" ears  (like protype)        85 euro

 

There will be a very limited production (all units are sold). 

 

19" 11HE mounting housing. (preserve the angle within a 19" rack)

and there is some space for mounting some leds for lightning

 

 

 

 

Photo of one the prototype Fenix GT

 

 

These specs are only for the prototype 1 called Fénix GT,

This proto type is a Fénixsequencer) and a Fénix synthesizer  in one case. (that means 68 switches, 197 potmeters en 424 banana sockets at one frontpanel of 924*436 mm).

if i decide to start a production version the specs will be different, two unit (XL1 and XL2). less or more or different modules and other configuration.

 

Fénix-XL1 Sequencer Proto version 1 and 2

 

 

I have build this sequencer just for fun and for checking some ideas i have. The version used at video's at youtube

is the first prototype ( above picture). 

 

The second version will be different and will have more functions.

This is a modular sequencer, which has some basic connection prewired but all modules can be used independent.

There are 7 different pcb boards in prototype version 2.

LFO board in the prototype has a LFO with 14 outputs and 10 controll inputs and gate mixers and attenuators.

Sequencer board is a standalone 16 steps sequencer without LFO.  This board is internal connected to

the main LFO and the Run/Stup and Reset button. This board has 6 controll inputs (like clock, reset, mute,

length, glide and run), 16 gate outputs, and CV Outputs with a cv input. Internal is a skip function availlable.

The direction of the sequencer be set normal, random and left/right.

Expander boards must be connected to a sequener board. The expander board will run sync with the sequencer board.

There are 3 type of expander boards.

A CV expander board. This add an extra 16 CV sequencer (can also be set at 2 x 8 steps).

A gate expander 1 board with 16 switches and 2 gate outputs and 1 PW input. This board can also be switch at the skip function)

A gate expander 2 boars with 16 switches and 1 gate outputs and 1 PW input and 1 mute input.

4 simple quantizers (2 with on/off ctrl) and of course a PSU board

Proto type 1, shown at the picture) has 1 LFO board, 3 sequencer boards,  2 CV expanders and 3 gate (type 1) expander. 

All boards are version 1 boards.

 

Block diagram Seq ( mainly the LFO) of the proto sequencer.  The I/O 's are not show.

 

 

Fénix-XL2 Synthesizer Prototype

The XL2 is a Modular Synthesizer and Audio processor. The first proto type are only board. The second prototype

will be one with a case.

The prototype of the synth Fénix  has 103 potmeters, 9 switches and 230 banana sockets (> 140 inputs) compared

to fenix 1 which have 63 potmeters, 3 switches and 158 banana sockets.

The prototype has 3 times the number of ic's compared to the Fenix 1.

 

The main modules in the prototype are

3 VCO´s, Each VCO has different options and 14 to 16 I-O sockets

4 different VCF´s ( SVF, 24dB Lp, BPF, 12dB Lp)

8 mixers  (Audio and CV)

2 envelope generators

3 VCA´s and 1 Ring modulator

1 stereo output with dual pan with VCA´s.

Further there is a analog and  digital noise, audio input module, wave shaper, S&H and other small modules.

Further, just to experiment and fun, a stereo phaser, dual chorus, SSQ, 8 steps sequencer with clock

and 3 different LFO´s (1 simple and 2 complex).

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