General CV – 12HP Eurorack Module

Expert Sleepers has introduced a new Eurorack module called General CV. The module is a combination of a powerful General MIDI synthesizer, a multi-channel CV-to-MIDI converter, and a host processor capable of generating huge amounts of MIDI data, either in response to control voltages (CVs) or entirely algorithmically.

The General CV has a number of modes of operation, including:

  • Behaving like a modular VCO, but using a massively multitimbral and polyphonic synthsizer engine as its tone source.
  • Automatically creating chords and arpeggios from a pitch CV.
  • Playing MIDI files from an SD card, including special support for playing loops synchronised to a clock pulse.
  • Being a drum machine with up to nine independent drum trigger inputs.

Every mode benefits from internal four band EQ, and stereo reverb and chorus effects.

General CV will also play any MIDI files of 80’s pop tunes that you might happen to download from the web.

General CV Specifications

The General CV’s specifications are as follows:

  • Panel width: 12HP
  • Module depth: 50mm
  • Inputs (3.5mm jack sockets)
    • 2 digital inputs
    • 3 unipolar CV inputs (0-5V)
    • 4 bipolar CV inputs (±5V)
  • Outputs (3.5mm jack sockets)
    • 2 – stereo left & right
  • 5 rotary encoders, each with push button
  • 0.91″ OLED display
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ‘Select Bus’ compatible (receive only)
  • Expansion header for MIDI I/O (compatible with the disting mk4 MIDI breakout)
  • Current draw: 91mA on the +12V rail, 27mA on the -12V rail

Pricing & Availability

The General CV is expected to launch at Synthfest UK (October 2017) and to be available in stores immediately thereafter.