Specs & manual / Enner
Array of filters
Pads DIR – direct input (no filters)
Pads HPF – highpass filter in
Pads BPFH – bandpass filter high mid in
Pads BPFL – bandpass filter low mid in
Pads LPF – lowpass filter in
(L – left channel, R – right channel)
Pink noise generator
NOISE – noise output
Pads DLY(blue) – delay in
Pads DLY(orange) – delay out
(L – left channel, R – right channel)
Pots ВРЕМЯ – delay time (L and R) also time modulation inputs
The UROBOROS pot – feedback (both channels)
Pot BIZZARE – delay self-modulation
Pad PIEZO OUT – the output
Pot PIEZO GAIN – piezo amplification (also piezo output)
The five-voice synth
Pads OUT 1-5 – outputs of the voices
Pads MOD 1-5 – modulation inputs of the voices (try to connect them with OUT)
Pads RING 12, 23, 34 – outputs of ring modulators that multiply outputs of different voices
Pad MOD 5- – an additional modulation input for the fifth voice (try to connect it with +12)
Pots TUNE 1-5 – frequency of the voices (also voices outputs)
Pot PITCH – transposing all voices at once.
Pads PULSE 1-6 – output of binary dividers
Pads &1, 2, 3 – additional outputs that are logical AND of different PULSE outputs.
Pot TEMPO – the frequency of the source generator
ENNER V2.0 has an additional 3.5mm jack next to the Pot TEMPO.
That is an external clock input that can drive the Rhythm synth. (7 volts 0-to-peak or more is required)
Socket EXT – external in
Pad EXT – connected to EXT socket tip
+12V center + 0.2A. ENNER requires a good stabilized and filtered PSU. We recommend contemporary switching mode PSUs with a wide input range. The PSU is included.
In order that when playing on ENNER there would be no hum from the electricity grid interferences, the device must be properly grounded! A normal grounding connection at the electric socket, which is carried through the power cord to your audio equipment to which the ENNER is connected, is sufficient.
- ENNER is a body-patching synth. It means that some weak current flows through your body. The voltage applied on the pads does not exceed 12 volts and is absolutely safe for humans and animals. It is just slightly more than the voltage in the PP3, E-Block battery that’s typically used in children’s toys. For the majority of people, it doesn’t cause any sensations in their fingers, except for some subtle ones that may happen in some patches. We consider these sensations to be a normal side effect, just like playing guitar can cause calluses on your fingertips. However, some people can be more sensitive to electricity and may experience unpleasant sensations while playing ENNER. Please note that we don’t accept the experiences of sensitive users as a case of faulty hardware or warranty case. If you are one of the exceptionally sensitive people out there, perhaps a body-patching synth is not a good choice for you. Please consider this when making your decision about purchase. Also, if you have a cardiostimulator or similar medical device installed in your body, please consult with your doctor before buying and using ENNER!
- ENNER uses pots shafts as additional contacts for patching. This is not a standard usage of pot construction and is designed without a guarantee of constant and good contact between pot shaft and pot body where the signal is connected. So during the rotation of the pots some crackles may happen once in a while if you use the pot as a sound output at the same time. As this function is experimental we don’t accept the presence of such crackles as a reason to consider your unit faulty and open a warranty case. Also, several turns of the pot back and forth usually makes the contact good again. Bottomline, this is an experimental function and an unusual usage of pot construction, so we hope for your understanding when it comes to the pots’ performance and the unique functionality our innovative approach offers.
- ENNER uses a PCB as the top panel. The PCBs are produced in an electronics factory using standard production procedures. Due to this, the PCBs may have minor scratches and marks inherent to the manufacturing process. Such small defects will be almost invisible in most cases without a close inspection and will not be accepted as a reason for return or exchange of the product! Obviously, we discard all seriously damaged or defective PCBs and don’t use them for Enner.
- As all audio signals in ENNER flow through your body, some weak hum and interferences are always present in the audio output even with a good grounding. However, if the grounding is done properly this hum will not be audible in a real performance (you can check its level in this video). Such a weak hum that you can hear touching ENNER inputs doesn’t mean that your unit is faulty and is not a case for warranty repair or replacement.
What’s in the kit
2. 12V center plus PSU
3. Several rubber bands
ENNER will be available in two colours: black and red. Please see the pictures on the top of the DESCRIPTION page.
As ENNER is also an electro-acoustic instrument it has several points for attaching things that can make sound. Something nice and cheap that works fine here is a normal rubber band for banknotes that you can get in any stationary shop.
Using several rubber bands you can make a funny rubber harp.
ENNER has a beautiful wooden custom-made housing made from ash-tree. It’s not only a great look but also provides the necessary acoustic properties for the electro-acoustic part of ENNER. For the top panel, we use a high-quality PCB with golden metalization of conductive pads.
ENNER playing techniques