The PLASMA Drive eurorack module is a collaboration between Gamechanger Audio and Erica Synths, an established and recognized modular synthesizer brand from Latvia. Erica Synths are a team of visionaries, engineers and musicians who create modules and instruments that are different in terms of sound, looks and functions.
The PLASMA Drive Eurorack boosts audio signal to 3000V and transforms it into a series of continuous high voltage discharges in a xenon filled tube. In essence you are playing a lightning bolt of electricity, and the electrical discharges produced by your instrument are instantly converted back into an analogue audio signal. The result is a quick, responsive, and extremely heavy distortion with tons of unique character.
The Module features octave up and two octave down tracking oscillators, thus adding even more harmonics to the original signal. Tracking oscillators can be switched on and off manually or via trigger signals.
The naturally occurring noise gate creates strong contrasts between staccato notes, as well as eliminating all unwanted noise. As soon as there is no input signal the electrical discharge within the gas filled tube is interrupted, and the module will not produce any output signal at all. This feature allows you to achieve extreme contrasts between individual notes.
The BLEND knob sets the balance of the dry and wet signal mix. This allows to add the PLASMA distortion on top of the clean. When playing around with sharply gated broken sound, the BLEND knob can be used to retain the decay of the sound.
The PLASMA Drive module produces a very wide frequency spectrum with massive low end and sharp and screeching high end. The TREBLE and BASS knobs control this by boosting and cutting the lows and highs. Cut the lows and highs and boost the volume for mid boosted sound, or boost the lows and highs for an impressive wall of sound. The EQ section can be applied to both dry and wet signal or wet signal alone.