Sunday, 14 November 2010

Zn'shñ's new Grendel Drone Commander

Zn'shñ,Elvire Bastendorff,Franck Smith,Butoh sweets,Odiolorgnette,odl.9173-659
Zn'shñ,Elvire Bastendorff,Franck Smith
* Zn'shñ's Grendel Drone Commander (made by Eric Archer) © 2010

With a total of 9 knobs, the Drone Commander offers two manually-tuned oscillators and two LFOs, plus an unusually colorful and nasty filter. LFO1 is an analog variable-shape oscillator, and LFO2 is a pulse waveform that auto-synchronizes to LFO1 at a ratio of 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Both LFOs can be routed to the filter for rhythmic patterns.  A line-level output jack is provided for connection to amplifiers or effects. The Drone Commander is housed in a dark green military ammunition case with engraved aluminum control panel. The case is welded steel with an easily removable, rubber gasketed lid. There is almost no plastic in the drone commander! It measures 10″(w) x 7″(h) x 3.5″(d), and weighs about 6 lbs. The unit is powered by a 9V battery accessible through a slide-out drawer in the side, as well as a 9VDC adapter. Filter CV input (0-10V) and clock pulse output (+8V) are now standard features. (View Grendel Drone Commander on Eric Archer's official site here)

Recent discographic works:
* Zn'shñ, "Butoh sweets" (odl.9173-659) July 2010 here
* Franck Smith, "Théorème de point fixe" (odl.9173-658) Nov 2009 here
* Zn'shñ, "II" (odl.9173-657) Sep 2009 here
* Zn'shñ, "++" (odl.9173-656) Apr 2009 here