Trouser Press is a high-quality Eurorack crossfader for crystal clear audio fades either manually or via CV control. If you need an amplifier, flick the switch and the Trouser Press becomes a fully functional VCA. The Trouser Press is DC coupled, so the module works on both audio and CV signals.
Trouser Press is designed first and foremost as a crossfader, but the chosen configuration can fulfil many desirable roles in synthesis – it can be used as a VC crossfade, a two channel mixer, a switch or a VCA. The inclusion of the lin/log response switch further increases the tonal shaping possibilities.
While in XFADE mode, the gain of the input channels is at maximum 0dB, and in the middle position the channels meet at -3dB for even fades. Changing the offset control pans between the left and right inputs. In VCA mode, the amplitude is no longer kept at 0dB and can reach up to +20dB, functioning as a normal VCA. The LIN / LOG switch controls the response of the amplifiers in both XFADE and VCA mode.
Trouser Press – User Manual
- CV: Hard left -5V, hard right +5V. Change the jumper on the back for 0V to 5V.
- Width: 12HP
- Depth: 35mm
- Power: +100mA / -90mA @+12V / -12V