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RK1 Noisedrum - 8HP

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RK1 Noisedrum - 8HP

Metasonix RK1 Noisedrum

Forget those flimsy 606 cymbal sounds, the Metasonix RK1 is here to blow those pipe dreams right out of the water with extreme prejudice. Capable of serving as either a cymbal or a snare, the RK1 utilizes an NOS tube alongside a noise diode for an uncompromisingly brutal sound. 

The diode generates the noise while the vacuum tube-pentode gates it. There’s also an onboard envelope generator with adjustable attack and decay parameters, allowing for a variety of sounds. 

The module also makes use of different trigger lengths to achieve different sounds. For example, long positive pulses result in longer attack times, while more traditional cymbal sounds can be achieved by sending short pulses to the module. The manufacturer recommends triggers of at least +5 for optimum performance. 

RK1 Features

  • Use of a Diode and Tube give an edge to the sound
  • Envelope Generator
  • High Cut Filter
  • Made in California with NOS tubes

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  • Trigger and CV inputs have 100k ohm impedance.
  • The maximum audio output is "hot" (up to +10 dBu) and able to drive a 600-ohm load.
  • The CV input affects the DECAY time, and may be anywhere in the -10v to +10v range – the effective range is +1.5v to +5v.
  • 8HP wide
  • Depth no more than 1.5" (38mm),
  • 6CB6 tube protrudes above the panel no more than 1.5" (38mm).

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