This is the Eurorack version of my NGF Moog Ladder Filter. I have brought out the 6dB, 12dB, 18dB and 24dB poles. Gain loss is corrected when turning up the emphasis/feedback. As a side effect off the gain corrections I got the emphasis voltage controlled as well. The exponential circuit is temperature compensated with KTY81-110. If the 12dB output is patched back to input 2 the filter can serve as a sine oscillator.
Specs and features
- Two inputs for easy mixing
- 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 24dB output
- Gain loss compensation when emphasis is turned up
- Temperature compensation with KTY81-110
- Voltage controlled emphasis
- Usable as sine oscillator
- Runs on +/-12V and +/-15V (with minor resistor value changes for best performance)
- Power consumption around 40mA negative rail, 50mA positive rail
This is a classical Moog Ladder design implementation, nothing special to say about. All poles are brought out with instrumentation amplifiers. The voltage controlled emphasis is realized with means of one half LM13700 OTA (IC1OTA1). The control voltage for the emphasis is used to control the gain of four OTA (IC6OTA2, IC6OTA1, IC9OTA2, IC9OTA1) as well, one for each pole. The outputs of this OTA’s are added to the instrumentation amplifiers for each pole to compensate for the gain loss with high emphasis. The added amount is adjustable by changing one resistor (R28, R47, R66, R69). Higher values means higher gain. The temperature compensation for the expo-converter is realized with KTY81-110. This is not realy needed for a filter but a nice additional feature if you use the filter as sine VCO. If not wanted it is easily replaced with a 1k resistor.