Noise Engineering Ataraxic Translatron

Noise Engineering Ataraxic Translatron

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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. The Ataraxic Translatron puts the famous sonics of those early consoles into a eurorack format and lets you treat it like any other VCO.

Linear feedback shift registers are an ingenious way to produce a variety of sounds with an extremely small amount of hardware. The Atari VCS used only around 35 logic gates to produce all of its sounds. The complexity of tone for relatively minimal hardware made this synthesis technique common for sound where hardware costs were the primary development constraint. As video games entered popular culture these sounds became iconic but have seldom made it out of the video game world except when sampled from the games themselves or as their own genre of music “chiptunes”.

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