Ribbons
3-Bit Digitizer

Ribbons is a 3-bit digitizer module for your EuroRack video synthesizer. Slice your video sources and waveforms into eight discrete bands which invoke the look of primitive digital graphics and video colorizers from the 1970s and 1980s. 

Implemented with 9 high speed analog comparators and CMOS logic, the digitization technique employed by Ribbons lacks any pixel clock or quantized time base.  This reveals a surreal and silky quality to the image under modulation, which we feel is absent from modern digital video.  

Features

  • Hard edged binary 3-bit ADC and Window Key outputs
  • Positive and negative 3-bit DAC outputs provide stepped analog waveforms
  • Center and Span controls and CV inputs allow modulation of sampling offset and scale
  • Enable and Disable inputs extend utility for masking and compositing in the patch

Legacy

  • Our first 3-bit digitizer module was 2012's 8 Stage Video Quantizer & Sequencer, which was loosely inspired by the Amplitude Classifier module from the Sandin Image Processor
  • In 2018, we released Castle 000 ADC and Castle 001 DAC as part of the Castle DIY module series
  • In 2019, we released Fortress, the first module to integrate ADC and DAC capabilities in the same module

Dimensions

Width, 8HP
Mounting Depth, 32mm

Power Consumption

+12V @ 125mA

Power Entry

Rear DC Barrel Jack
Rear EuroRack 16 Pin Header

Legend

J1
J10
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
J7
J9
P1
P2
P3
P4

Connectors

J1
Center CV Input
J10
Window Key Output
J2
Span CV Input
J3
Enable Input
J4
DAC Output
J5
D0 Output
J6
Disable Input
J7
Inverted DAC Output
J9
ADC Input

Controls

P1
Center
P2
Span
P3
Center CV Depth
P4
Span CV Depth

Videos