Introducing the MakeNoise Teleplexer Module (First Look)

Introducing the MakeNoise Teleplexer Module (First Look) from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

The Make Noise TELEPLEXER is a telegraph style multiplexer. It is used for manual distribution, adding and subtracting of signals. The user interface is inspired by telegraphy as the user taps the tips of patch cables (patched at one end to a source) to the conductive plates to determine where and how the source signal is distributed.

The Teleplexer is a telegraph style multiplexer (signal router) that applies the fast, physically immediate techniques of telegraphy to playing the modular synthesizer. The user patches any number of control sources leaving the destination end of patch cables un-connected. Destinations are patched to the outputs of the Teleplexer. Touching the tip of any patch cable carrying a source signal to the surface of the Teleplexer creates a momentary connection. The user determines the destination(s) and polarity of signal by touching the patch cable to any one of the 14 metal plates.

As the building blocks of synthesis are a by-product of communications technologies, why not look to telegraphy for inspiration? The speed and agility telegraph operators displayed relaying life-altering messages across the world was staggering toward some form of future musical genius.

– use as many sources as desired
– possible sources include LFO, Envelope, Sequence, Clock, Gate, Audio Signals and more
– add & subtract voltages by using several sources at multiple plates
– Auxiliary inputs allow for continuous signal source to be added to destination
– up to 3 independent destination outputs
– output signal channel, level and polarity indicated by LEDs
– outputs capable of driving multiple destinations without loading effects (no buffered mult needed)

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