Noise Engineering release the all-analogue Viol Ruina distortion and lowpass filter module with internal envelope follower and self-modulating cut-off.
This is the third Ruina module in about 4 months. First, there was the Terci Ruina that has three separate distortion circuits, next there was the Kith Ruina that was built as a guitar stack and now we have Viol Ruina just in case your audio wasn’t mangled enough already.
The idea behind the Viol Ruina is to give you a classic 4-pole filter design and then drive it out of its mind. It all starts off simple enough with a cut-off frequency knob at the top and a CV input. But then it gets intense with the “Laser” switch that turns on the envelope follower to either “mild” or “extreme” to use an input signal to drive the cut-off. The resonance knob has a “Mod” switch which feeds back the signal to modulate the cut-off in either “Mild” or “Extreme” ways. The “Mangle” knob dials in the amount of distortion you want to apply to the circuits.
The filter and the distortion are separate circuits and have their own in/out on the front panel. They are normalised so you don’t have to patch them together just plug into the input of one and output of the other or you can use them independently with different signals.
As with all Noise Engineering modules the sound can be pushed into all sorts of madness which is exactly what we want and what we expect.
The Viol Ruina is available now for $133.