àradh is the successor to the tràigh transistor ladder filter, and tágh is a Swiss army knife of modulation sources, new from Instruo.
The tràigh was a really nice ladder filter with a wide HP format giving you loads of space to turn that cutoff knob. àradh takes on the same Moog transistor ladder filter design but brings it down to a compact size and builds in some interesting extras.
Firstly it adds a VCA with pre and post-filter routing options. Then we have an envelope follower, a comparator gate, and a strike input with a button. It has self-oscillating resonance and a 1v/oct input to turn it into a VCO.
So what are the new features about? Jason from Instruo explains it in detail in the videos below, but to summarise, the idea is to introduce a lowpass gate to the mix to give àradh a West Coast as well as an East Coast feel. The envelope follower function acts as a dynamics processor for noise gating, compressing and limiting.
Sounds like an interesting collection of things.
tágh is an analogue random voltage generator with six digital algorithms, white noise, sample & hold and some clocking functions with probability and adaptive tap tempo.
The algorithms generate random voltages based on six different ideas. It starts with stepped and sloped waveforms, through to chaos, regular LFO shapes, probability-based shapes and downsampling.
Sounds like a load of fun!
àradh is available now for £329 and tágh for £269.
Instruo is also releasing a range of nice-looking blank panels in various sizes that you can buy from their store. There’s also a limited edition panel featuring Jason’s Greyhound Winston, which will be supporting the charity “GAL” which rescues and rehomes Greyhounds and Lurchers in Scotland.