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Linear feedback shift register oscilator in black | Ataraxic Translatron by Noise Engineering
Linear feedback shift register oscilator in silver | Ataraxic Translatron by Noise Engineering

Ataraxic Translatron

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Classic arcade sounds in the eurorack format


Ataraxic Translatron is a 4HP linear feedback shift register oscillator similar to those used in the first generation of home video game consoles and many classic arcade games.

13 patches vary from a simple square wave to white noise with your favorite arcade sounds in between. All tones are available in 6 octaves range. AT has standard 1 volt per octave pitch control and CV control of the current patch. An external clock mode that allows an external clock to drive the shift register allows for additional tone generation, modulation and gate generation.

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  • Size: 4HP Eurorack
  • Depth: 1 Inch
  • Power: 2x5 Eurorack
  • Draw +12V: 50 mA
  • Draw -12: 5 mA
  • Ataraxic — pertaining to a lucid state of robust tranquility - from Greek Ataraxia with suffix -ic "pertaining to"

    Translatron — transfer machine - compounded from Latin translatio "transfer" and Latin trone "weighing machine"

    "tranquility transfer machine"