Pressure Points is a controller in which 1 of 4 sets of 3 tuned voltages are selected by touching the corresponding printed copper wire at the bottom of the instrument (aka the Touchplate). Touching Pressure Points, you become part of the circuit, generating a gate signal (Gate OUT), a control signal proportional to the amount of pressure applied (Press OUT) and activating the corresponding Stage. The Tuned Voltages for the activated Stage appear at their respective OUTs along the right side of the module. In this way, Pressure Points is like an analog sequencer that is played by hand. 2 pots allow the circuit to be adjusted for desired playing response.
Up to 4 of these modules may be CHAINed together using the 10-PIN CHAIN Cable, to create controllers of varying size and complexity. The Gate and Press OUTS are normalized to their respective Combined BUS which is output at the last Gate or Press OUT in the CHAIN.
An expansion port on the backside allows for sequential control of either 1 or 2 Pressure Points via the BRAINS expander module, bringing all of the typical functionalities of the analog sequencer to this system.
The Pressure Points operates from a single supply, needing only +12V and Ground connected, and may thus be powered with a wall-wart. Pressure Points will, of course, operate perfectly powered from the dual supplies found in euro rack format cases from Doepfer, MonoRocket, MW. Having the single supply operation allows for greater ease in building of custom or DIY enclosures.
• The faceplate for the Pressure Points is a printed circuit board. It is black, with white and gold graphics.
• This module is 20HP and consumes 20mA worth of current.