Moffenzeef Modular Muskrat
The Muskrat was inspired by one of our other circuits, the MSG: a small desktop breakout of the oscillator core from the Muskrat. The MSG was designed as a prototyping platform to play with code on the Attiny85 while we were going through hardware revisions on the Muskrat. The MSG was born out of a fascination with trying to push a relatively simple piece of technology to it’s maximum sonic potential. Naturally over the course of playing with the MSG we experimented with a few different synthesis techniques. The Muskrat firmware is what we believe to be the coolest culmination of the different experiments. To bring the circuit into eurorack, it seemed natural to add bipolar CV control over the different parameters. To fully utilize the intricacies of the different parameters it made sense to make the pots attenuators rather than offsets to allow for dialed in modulation over small ranges. As with all Møffenzeef modules we had to turn it into something that could be utilized for drum synthesis hence the trigger and decay circuit.
Basically, pick a kraptastique wave, change the pitch, mangle the hell out of it, feed the rodent, BANG! it; you’ve caught yourself a Muskrat. WARNING: if you feed the rodent, “my…god…what…have…we…done?”, it’s brain goes into a fiery frenzy and spits out glitch after glitch of holy bleepbloopness. If you yank on it’s tail it’ll shriek a lil’ longer, especially if you’re pulling it at long range. Beware, once you let this critter out of the cage it will want to nest so BANG! it on the head!
MUSKRAT is a flexible, 8-bit wavetable drum synth. There are 23 onboard wavetables to choose from, either manually or via bipolar cv input. Pitch and phase distortion also include bipolar...
Max Depth: 51mm
Power: 55mA@ +12V , 20mA@ -12V , 0mA@ +5V
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.