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AJH SYNTH Gemini 2412, Mega-Phase 12 And Finaliser R-EQ

Continuing its line of great-sounding products, AJH Synth brings us three tasty new modules, with a hint of nostalgia and heritage. Dave Galeinverts phase…
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The Eurorack category is positively brimming with every conceivable module these days – so much so, that you’d think there are few places left to turn. So with this in mind, you have to doff your cap to Allan Hall, the mastermind behind AJH Synth, who has managed to come up with some more new angles on old classics, with plenty of surprises in sound and architecture.

GEMINI 2412 FILTER

The Gemini 2412 filter is a dual, two-pole/12dB, variable-state filter, which can be used in either series or parallel. As is the case with all other AJH modules, inspiration has been drawn from a classic source – in this case, it’s the Oberheim SEM filter, which was found on a variety of two-, four- and eight-voice synths. The big difference here is that the twinned design opens up all sorts of possibilities for sound exploration, in a way that was unachievable with an original SEM.

Both sides of the module are largely the same, offering low-, band- and high-pass filter types. These are accessed by selecting one of the dedicated outputs for each, or by using the main output – with the filter type being selected via a dedicated pot, offering the same three filter types, along with a variable option. Here, it’s possible to sweep from a low pass, through to a notch filter and on to a high pass, using the dedicated pot. Cutoff Frequency and Resonance are ubiquitously present on both sides, with the additional ability to control Resonance via CV, and to track the frequency cutoff from a dedicated volt-per-octave CV input. An attenuverter also allows for further CV-based cutoff control.

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