Soma Laboratory Illuminator
Soma Laboratory Illuminator
Soma Laboratory Illuminator
Soma Laboratory Illuminator
Soma Laboratory Illuminator

Soma Laboratory Illuminator

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ILLUMINATOR is an eight channel device capable of converting Eurorack and analogue CV signals into a voltage that drives LEDs and LED strips, creating a unique light show in sync with your live performance. CV signals coming from your music gear are already pulsating with the different parts and sounds of your track, removing the need for any kind of programming or lighting operator.

Focus on playing your set and let ILLUMINATOR take care of the rest, creating dynamic visual effects following your every note and beat.

No presets, no memory, no programming required; just play!. Create intense strobe-like effects by connecting rapid hi-hats from your analogue drums, or use slow external LFOs for ambience.

ILLUMINATOR is compatible with standard 12V LED strips that are affordable and easy to source. LED strips are flexible and typically come with adhesive on the back, making it simple to attach them to any objects and surfaces, including irregular and unusual or undulating areas, even your own body. You could light up a horse, or even your friends car or dad.

LED strips are far from its only application; it can drive anything that accepts DC 12V with a current up to 0.5A. You can hook up anything from motors, electromagnets, to old-fashioned tungsten light bulbs. It’s the perfect beating heart for your weird mechanical steampunk orchestra.

All types of CV signals in the range of 3 to 20 volts are acceptable to this magical box. Each of the eight channels contain an individual trimmer pot to adjust the sensitivity of the channel. Not only does it adjust the optimal input range for connected CV sources, but also the brightness of each LED strip. Default factory settings for all trimmer pots is in the range of 5V, compatible with most gear out of the box.

Applying bipolar CV is also possible, but the negative part of the signal will not light up the LEDs as everything below zero will be processed as such.

CV signals can be connected to ILLUMINATOR using Eurorack mini-jacks or PULSAR-23-like pins and alligator clips. DC IN and all outputs are a 5.5 × 2.1mm centre positive barrel socket.

Includes 8 LEDs, cable & power supply.


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