This module is a variation on the 1973 Classic Serge Negative Slew module. It is a forerunner to the popular Dual Universal Slope Generator. It is presented here for those who want to build themselves a classic Serge. There are two Negative Slew modules on the PCB. It can be used as both a falling slew rate controller, or a downwards sloping ramp LFO by hooking the pulse out into the input.
From a 1970s catalog: The DUAL NEGATIVE SLEW (NEG) is one of the unique multi-functional patch-programmable modules in the Serge system. The module features two independent sections with wide range voltage controllable slew rates. The slew is active in the negative direction only and can be patched to perform a number of synthesizer functions. With the Pulse output applied to the input, the module will regenerate for use as a voltage controlled sawtooth oscillator or pulse generator. An audio signal applied to the input will be envelope detected, and the complex envelope will be available at the output. If a pulse is applied to the input, the unit will function as an envelope generator with a fast rise time and a voltage controlled fall time.
A little on how it works:
The schematic for one half of the dual Negative Slew module. Both sections are identical. The upper letter designators are for one circuit, while the lower ones are for the other.
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