Taking equal inspiration from gritty delays on cheap mixers, the sounds of dub and the fracturing of consciousness in time and space, the Coma Reactor looks like a deceptively simple delay module... till you start digging deeper.
The Coma Reactor boasts the crunchy sounds of the PT2399 chip, but adds a number of useful routing possibilities that really open it up for sound mangling that transcends the norm.
Independent volume controls for dry, wet as well as FX loop return allow you to blend in clean, delayed and affected sounds to suit your needs. A CV input on the module increases or decreases the delay time, going from slight tape-echo warbles to some truly seasick pitch shifting. A buffered clean through allows you to pass an unaffected unity gain to a mixer or other device.
The Send/Return path allows you to process your delay signal through another effects unit. Without anything plugged in, a truly nasty bandpass filter lurks in the delay feedback path. The 2022 edition of Coma Reactor features Frequency (CV controllable) and Resonance knobs for this filter.
Lastly, this completely delirious module is also capable of generating noises and oscillating with no input attached, making it a useful soundtrack generator for the end of the world.
The 2022 Coma Reactor includes a breakout header for future integration with upcoming AFA expander modules.
- Classic Coma Reactor sound… with more nasty on tap
- More textural control with BPF frequency and Q knobs
- Crank up the resonance to make the filter an oscillator.
- Generate crazy sounds with no input attached
- Send and Return path to process delay signal separately
- Future-ready expansion header on the back of the module
Width: 10 HP (50.8 mm)
Power Consumption: approx. 100 mA +12V, 30 mA -12V
Depth with power cable: approx 46mm
Audio Input: mono 1/8” with input overload protection, 10V p-p
Input Impedance: nom >500kΩ
Audio Output: mono 1/8” with overload protection
Output Impedance: nom. approx 1kΩ
CV (0-10 VDC) Inputs: Time modulation, with attenuverter control
One tested 25cm 16-to-10 pin power cable included.