Cosmotronic - Cosmix
Cosmix is an 8-channel stereo mixer with a built in analog stereo dual band maximizer.
It has four mono channels and two stereo channels, the left inputs 5 and 7 are normalised to the right inputs 6 and 8 respectively. The four mono channels have panning- and aux send controls. All channels are accommodated with a dedicated mute switch for live performance. The aux output can be routed to an external effect and the four small switchesbelow the volume faders set whether the signal that is routed to theaux bus is pre or post fader. The master bus can optionally be fed into the stereo drive circuit. This circuit is true stereo, and improves almost any sound source, with full bass and amazing spatial resolution. It works like a dual band maximizer, with separate faders for high and low frequencies. The analog overdrive circuit can be bypassed but we don’t recommend it as it sounds greatand really glues the whole mix together nicely. The overall volume can be set with the main volume knob. The output of the maximizer feeds into a diode clipping circuit, to create a warm saturated distortion. By playing with the levels of each channel different clipping characteristics can be achieved. However if you prefer to keep the output signal clean, the bypass switch allows you to bypass the circuit. The white lines indicate the non-distorted 0db point for each channel, when the drive circuit is active and the sliders are set to zero. Driving a channel above the white line pushes it into moreoverdrive and distortion, assuming 10vpp eurorack level. Different tones can be created by playing aroundwith the gain staging.