the technological terror is a cmos-based, squarewave noise synthesizer. there are ten, patchable modules (yeah, we really packed them in there) for your aural and tactile enjoyment. these include:
OSCILLATORS – 6 single oscillators of varying frequency ranges. highest frequencies at the top. the bottom two oscillators are sub-audio frequencies and can be used as lfo’s.
SYNC’D OSCILLATORS – one oscillator running through another into the same output
DUAL INPUT OSC – patch two oscillators into this module to create tremolo or ring modulator type sounds. there is also a knob that changes the waveshape a little bit.
SHIFT REGISTER – patch two oscillators into this 4-stage shift register for even weirder ring mod-ish sounds. or send sub-audio oscillators into it to get different rhythms with which you can control the arpeggiator or dual input osc. top input is for data, bottom for clock. the reset switch turns the sound off/on. all four stages are summed together into one ouput.
FILTER – this is a resonant, low-pass filter based on the one in ray wilson’s weird sound generator. the left knob is the cut-off frequency, right knob is resonance
ARPEGGIATOR – this is a simple arpeggiator. the three inputs determine which tones are heard and when. doesn’t sound like the kind you are used to, but we think it’s still neat.
MIXER – a passive four channel mixer with separate volume controls. you have to plug things into here if you want to hear anything.
EXTERNAL INPUTS – these allow you to plug other instruments into the technological terror. the left input is for things like guitar, microphones, most synthesizers and keyboards. going straight from this input to the mixer gives your instrument a nice, gated fuzz effect. the right input is for other 9v squarewave instruments like your atari punk consoles and optical theremins and whatnot.
OUTPUT- from here you can plug into your amp or other, external effects. (might we suggest phaser and delay pedals?) there is also a master volume control.
the modules are patched together via banana jacks. we will provide you with six cheap (homemade) patch cables to get you started. but we suggest that you look into getting some good cables with stackable banana plugs. these will allow you to use each output or input for multiple purposes at the same time.
red banana jacks are the inputs
black banana jacks are the outputs.
the technological terror is powered by a 9volt, negative tip dc adapter…like most boss pedals. this is not included, sorry. there is no battery option.
***please be sure to use a negative tip adapter. if you use a positive tip adapter, you will probably fuck everything up. fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! rivers and seas boiling! forty years of darkness! earthquakes, volcanoes…! the dead rising from the grave! human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!***
i guess that about covers it. contact us with any questions.
oh! here are some videos: