Dr Scientist Dusk Digitally Controlled Analog Filter

Dusk is a digitally controlled analog filter. At its heart is an analog 24dB/Octave low pass filter based around an old-school integrated circuit called an Operational Transconductance Amplifier or OTA. The OTA runs off of split +/-9V rails for great audio quality and a deep filter sound. The digital side brings a whole bunch of convenient and powerful features like controlling the filter setting, tap tempo, MIDI, 6 LFOs, and a platform for all the best filter modes in one small pedal.

Features

  • 3 Filter Modes, 6 LFO Waveforms in a small form factor
  • High quality analog signal path
  • Premium parts and components throughout
  • True Bypass with soft touch relay switching
  • MIDI implementation of all digital controls
  • Expression pedal/CV control over Filter Cutoff
  • Top mounted audio and power jacks
  • Designed and handmade in B.C., Canada

Knobs

  • FILTER – Mode dependent. Controls Filter Cutoff or Filter Range.
  • RESONANCE – Analog feedback control adds resonance to filter.
  • VOLUME – Analog volume control.
  • MODE – Select 1 of 3 operating modes (Cutoff, Envelope, LFO).
  • WAVEFORM – Select 1 of 6 waveforms for LFO Mode.
  • MULTI – Mode dependent. Automated Filter Sweep, Envelope Freeze, LFO Speed Ramping.
  • BYPASS – Engage or disengage the effect
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Operation

  • Input/Output Impedance: 500kΩ/1kΩ
  • 150mA @ 9VDC, 2.1mm centre negative plug
  • True Bypass with soft touch relay switching
  • Additional Specs
  • Mono input, Mono output, TRS Expression input/TS Control Voltage input
  • Filter Control: +/-24dB analog, resonant low pass filter
  • Exp Input: TRS cable, any resistance
  • All analog signal path
  • Dimensions: 70mm wide, 129mm long, 59mm tall (2.75” wide, 5.1” long, 2.3” tall)