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Olegtron 4060 mk2

Oscillator/divider box (2019)

updated version from previous mk1 Olegtron 


OVERVIEW Olegtron 4060, originally released in 2013, has been updated to a MK2-version. The semi-decennial celebratory release, altough wearing a new colorful plumage, is pretty much the same machine inside. This means that the tutorials and demos will serve to the users of the 500+ original units, as well as users of the new one. Many improvements have been made, though - thanks to feedback from users of the original version

UPDATES  new features:
    Four 3,5mm TRS stereo connectors for a maximum of 8 signals in/out
    Large color coded patchboard 
    Changeable patchboard elements: if the patchboard becomes loose, you can change the connector elements to fresh ones 
    Integrated 7-bit saw generator: buffered saw and ramp outputs 
    Power input socket: a standard 2,5mm center positive barrel type power jack. 
    Power LED to make sure you will not leave power on accidentally - the LED also starts to flicker when battery is weak 
    Buffered virtual ground  
    ”Link sleeve”-jumper in the front panel for setting the working range: 
        Link to – (battery minus) for unipolar 0-9v range 
        Link to G (virtual ground) for bipolar +/- 4,5v range 
    Trimmer for setting the working range of FREQ-potentiometer in the front panel 
    A socket in the front panel for adding a frequency capacitor 
    Bigger knobs for better precision and comfort 


OSCILLATORS It's a compact oscillator / frequency divider box capable of creating signals and sequences throughprogramming method: sticking electronic components to it’s patchboard! The device can be used as a standalone sound generator or as a control voltage (CV) signal generator to a wide variety of machines, such as modular synthesizers.  The name of the device comes from CD4060, which is an integrated circuit, a "chip". It belongs to a series of CMOS logic chips called 4000B and interfaces with other chips of the series seamlessly. The series dates back to the sixties, but is still relevant in sound electronics and DIY. The CD4060 contains an oscillator with adjustable frequency and a frequency divider, that outputs 10 different subfrequencies. 
​ Olegtron 4060 is based on an RC-oscillator example from the CD4060 datasheet, with the addition of a current limiting potentiometer that kind of simulates a weak battery. The rest is mostly user interface design, highlighting of course the innovative patchboard that makes a good playground for experimenting. 

Stand alone sound generator: plug into your amp or headphones (start with low volume!) 
Synth control: send CV, clock and gate signals to your synth and from the synth to 4060! 
Circuit bending: trigger toy buttons, modulate pitch and more... 
DIYer's test signal generator 
Sound manipulation: feed amplified signals to 4060 and output them with a no-fi flavor! 
Light sequencing: connect single- or multicolored LEDs straight or via a driver 
Combine above uses and keep everything in the same fluctuating sync 

Olegtron  4060 mk2 Specifications

    Frequency range presettable with an internal capacitor
    3,5mm stereo connector for inputting and outputting signals
    Light weight but durable computer grey plastic enclosure, black on request
    Uses one standard 9 volt battery
    Ships with a set of basic electronic components and getting started info
    Resistors and small capacitors are custom color coded for ease of use
    Through hole components
    Factory manufactured PCB
    Carries the European Union CE-marking
    RoHS compliant

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