zorlon cannon

Voltage-controlled pseudorandom pulse and pitched noise generator.

Zorlon Cannon is two modules in one: Pseudorandom gate generator and "pitched noise" generator (like Atari 2600, 5200, etc.)

The lower section generates four flavors of pitched noise with tap configurations similar to classic Atari sound devices. Each output has an alternate mode switch for a total of 8 possible sounds.

The upper section of the Zorlon cannon operates upon the same principles, at a much lower rate. Each of the outputs here generates a 12 volt gate signal at a pseudorandom interval, with each output offering a different sequence length. In addition to voltage control of the update period, you may adjust the tap configuration for a different repeating sequence of gates.

Try mixing the gate signals together to make a complex control voltage! This capability will be added as an expander module sometime in 2008.


Nine outputs: Clock output, 4x random gate outputs , 4x pitched noise outputs (4, 5, 17, and 9 bit sequences).
Gate outputs: 1 == 12V, 0 == 0V.
Manual and Voltage controlled master clock frequency (for each section) and tap configuration.
Toggle switches for different combinations/divisions of pitched noise.
+/-12V Doepfer-style power connector
Panel size: 11HP