DU-NTSC

Available as a kit:

Batch#1, 18 August 2018


DU NTSC is an A/V display module we’ve created in collaboration with the record label Detroit Underground. It’s an evolution of Razmasynth’s Telewizor series.



This ultra-custom module adds a unique element to your rack; the ability to display any video signal on its composite input, in addition to being a video generator with several patterns, which are controlled by CV and Gate functions.


Furthermore, the DU-NTSC is set to a real one channel oscilloscope with a wide sample rate spectrum, allowing you further creative flexibility and playroom. With a sample rate ranging from 700KHz to 228 Hz, you can display anything from the lowest LFO signal to any VCO audio waveform or high frequency noise.

We are also very excited about the capabilities of the DU-NTSC’s Video Cinch feature, which not only just exports a composite signal from the video generator, but can also export Video Signal or Sync with a simple hack.

DU-NTSC Tech Specs / Features:

-One channel AV Display for Eurorack Modular, PAL, NTSC Video Generator and One Channel Oscilloscope

-CV Input controls Video Generator (Jack Mono 3.5)

-Universal CV from modular, bipolar (+5/-5V) and unipolar (+5V)

-Gate Input: resets the current pattern and turns the screen black when a positive signal is applied (Jack Mono 3.5) 

-Chaos Button: inverts on-screen colors in all patterns; use this button to decrease the sample rate on an Oscilloscope sub-program in order to display signals from a LFO

-Video In: supports PAL/NTSC; it can connect with DVD, VCD, TFT Camera, Super Nintendo, VHS Tape, etc. via Cinch input

-Composite Video Out: exports the video generator signal via the Cinch output

-DU-NTSC is based on the Arduino Nano platform, allowing you to easily hack and create your own video patterns.

Video Generator: 
-Over 16 video patterns (demo available)
-One Channel Oscilloscope; with a sample rate from 700KHz to 228Hz

Display:
-Digital TFT Chimei LCD
-Display size: 3.5"
-Display Format: 4:3
-System: PAL/NTSC
-Pixel: 480(W)X272(H)
-10P Eurorack bus connector 
-191ma power draw (+12/-12V)
-Reverse polarity protection
-Depth: 16hp
-Skiff Friendly
-Optional solder pads on the PCB back, for powering display with an external power supply 12V DC, without causing main power supply to drop down