ADDAC System Unveils ADDAC713 Stereo Discrete Mixer

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Inspired by the legendary CP3 mixer, ADDAC’s new 713 Eurorack module is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

ADDAC System announces its latest Eurorack module, the ADDAC713 Stereo Discrete Mixer. Inspired by Moog’s legendary CP3 mixer, the 713 is a fully discrete analog mixer that is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Despite its harmless looking exterior, there is a dark, snarly soul behind the control panel that will take your sounds into a new realm of gritty, gnarly growls. 

As a stereo version of the ADDAC703 discrete mixer, the new 713 was originally conceived as a percussion mixer with mono inputs and panning, allowing placement of various percussive voices in the stereo field while keeping one channel for low end sources — such as a like a kick drum or bass. However, during the development process, the module designers expanded on this initial idea, adding stereo inputs for the first three channels, while keeping the fourth channel in mono. 

Inspired by Moog’s legendary CP3 mixer, the 713 is a fully discrete analog mixer

Functionally, the new 713 Stereo Discrete Mixer delivers both functionality and a healthy dose of sonic grit. All four Gain controls can be driven to extreme levels, and the first three channels also feature Pan controls. Meantime, the Feedback Gain control is used to overdrive the entire mix — as this control is turned clockwise, the resulting sound will be clipped harder and harder until it is off. As feedback increases, the audio bias reference also moves up — and at extreme levels it offsets the entire signal until it begins clipping, hence the resulting gate effect.

What is discrete circuit and integrated circuit?
Discrete circuits include individual electronic components including resistors, capacitors, and diodes, as opposed to integrated circuits (ICs), which include these components on a chip.

Other key controls include the The Master Output, which sets the overall output gain of the mixer — metering is provided by two LEDs which correlate to the output signal. The Soft Clipping switch engages an anti-click circuit which adds a low pass before the output. The Soft Clipping switch allows 3 states: soft low pass, off, and hard low pass. 

Where to buy:

The ADDAC713 Stereo Discrete Mixer is available now and priced at €220. Additionally, the unit will soon be made available as a full DIY kit. For more information, please visit the ADDAC System product page. 

About ADDAC System
ADDAC develops advanced instruments for sonic expression. The company started back in 2009 with an ambition to explore the potential crossover between analog synthesizers and computers. Because its first creations sparked a lot of attention, ADDAC decided to work hard and put them in customers’ hands. Today our product line is focused on a new breed of hybrid synths, that make use of the best of both the digital and analog worlds. We’ve grown to be able to reach thousands of enthusiastic clients, friends and collaborators. Always looking into conceptualizing and developing the most exquisite instruments, we hope you’re able to join and share this passion with us.

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