For those looking to add a slick 100% analog compressor to their Eurorack modular setup: meet the Jellysquasher. This module brings studio-quality compression and advanced tone shaping to the Eurorack environment. It features Side Chain, LP/BP/HP Side Chain filtering, and controls governing Compression Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Release parameters.
Additionally, the front panel features knobs corresponding to Input Level, Makeup Gain, and Wet/Dry Mix. The three buttons on the top of the module introduce analog emulations of Tube (non-linear distortion), Tape (symmetrical distortion), and XFORM (which modifies the transformer feedback circuit by increasing the low end). All three of these circuits can be combined, leading to a plethora of sonic possibilities.
100% analog signal path and sidechain feedforward compressor
Unique (log based RMS) detector
Output routed through a specially selected Edcor transformer with highly desirable saturation qualities.
Three carefully designed analog circuits to impose specific character on the output signal: TUBE adds non-linear distortion providing second order harmonics; TAPE adds symmetrical distortion providing both even and odd harmonics; XFRM modifies the transformer feedback circuit, giving a boost to low bass content
All three color circuits can be engaged in any combination to react differently based on the input drive level and makeup gain
Sidechain routed through a voltage controllable SVF filter with LP, BP and HP modes. A trimmer on the PCB allows you to adjust Q. This filter can be used independently of the rest of the module.
External sidechain input allows triggering of the compressor with external sources.
Link IN/OUT allows two Jellysquashers to be chained together for stereo operation.
Full CV control of sidechain cutoff, threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, and makeup gain.
Wet/Dry control allows for “New York” style compression where there is a blend of the dry and compressed output signal.
LED bargraph with selectable display modes to view the signal level in VU or the gain reduction in dB.