price : $179.00
rf nomad long antenna
(25 ft. replacement antenna)
price : $14.00
rf. radio frequency. the stuff that marconi made famous. or maybe it made marconi famous. either way, it's not just for listening to hockey games anymore.
the rf nomad voltage-controlled sideband shortwave receiver eurorack module is currently in final stages of prototype evaluation.
the rf nomad adds the squealy, squelchy, noisy, unpredictable vintage sounds of shortwave radio to your modular. but this is no ordinary shortwave; it's been designed to be extra noisy, extra squealy, extragritty, and just downright nasty. no built-in output filtering means that a rich spectrum of harmonic content is available on the audio output jack. audio levels can be driven to distortion. cv control lets youadd your own creative spin on sound design.
hissy interstation audio. squealy heterodynes. fading stations. atmospheric noises. faint voices in foreign languages from distant broadcast stations. fire and brimstone. it's all in there, just like yourgranddad's old tabletop shortwave.
but, the rf nomad adds a twist: the tuning is voltage controlled. sure, when you were a kid, you discovered you could make spacy noises on papa's shortwave by slowly turning the tuning dial. but just how fastcould you twist that dial? faster than an audio-rate lfo? hardly. voltage controlled tuning means that the rf nomad will let you explore sounds you never imagined you could get out of a shortwavereceiver.
format: eurorack modular synth format
function: voltage-controlled sideband shortwave receiver.
dimensions: 8hp width (40.3mm x 128.5mm)
power: +12v: 9 ma, -12v: -9ma
also available separately for the rf nomad is the long antenna accessory. it is a 25 ft. (7.62 meters) replacement antenna that aids in picking up stations better than the included antenna.
download the users manual here.