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Dave Smith Instruments DSM03 Feedback Module

Dave Smith Instruments DSM03 Feedback Module

By: Dave Smith Instruments


Available Immediately

Product Description

Tuned feedback for modular synthesizers

The DSM03 Feedback Module is Dave Smith’s third offering for modular synths. At the heart of this unique module is a tuned feedback line for sound mangling; a newly-designed, resonant, low-pass filter for tone shaping; and a triggerable noise source for Karplus-Strong-type plucked string synthesis. Tuned feedback has been a part of the Dave Smith tonal palette since the ground-breaking Evolver, and is also a key sound-shaping component of the Pro 2 and Prophet 12 synths.

A set of inputs allow individual voltage control of feedback amount, tuning, low-pass filter frequency, and filter resonance. The module provides one audio input and one audio output as well as an audio trigger input for the noise source.

The 4-pole, resonant, lowpass filter is a new digital design, based partially on classic analog filters of the past. It features over-sampling and numerous refinements to the signal path, which is 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution for outstanding audio fidelity. It’s a great-sounding design that works well both in the feedback context and as a stand-alone tone-shaping tool.

So if you’re looking for something esoteric, but still fundamental to the Dave Smith sound, add this secret weapon to your modular arsenal. From Karplus-Strong synthesis to metallic, industrial grit, the creative possibilities are wide open.

• Feedback Amount CV
• Tuning CV
• LPF Freq CV
• Resonance CV

Physical Specifications
• Format: Eurorack
• Width: 10hp
• Depth: 39mm

Electrical Specifications
• Current Draw 5V or 12V operation set by jumper
• Using 5V supply: +5V 200 mA, +12V 10mA, -12V 20mA
• Using 12V supply only: +12V 210mA, -12V 20mA

In the Box
• The module itself
• Eurorack Power Cable