5 things to know about Twin Drive
- There are at least four nice things about Twin Drive. It's easy to make, it sounds great, it looks cool and it's stereo.
- There's a famous trick on the MiniMoog where you patch the audio output back into the external audio input. It adds a load of warmth and saturation and gggrrrrrrr to the sound. Stereo Drive lets you do that on your modular, twice.
- The drive circuits are identical to the Mini Drive. You lose the two-in, two-out feedback flexibility, but gain a second channel, useful for processing stereo signals, stereo-izing mono signals (different distortion on left & right = stereo-ish sounds), or doubling up for drive-into-drive mayhem.
- DivKid's Distortion Masterclass is the best way to get to know the module.
- Even if you've never put together a DIY kit before, Twin Drive is a great way to start. Most of the components are tiny surface mount parts that are pre-soldered, so you only have to attach four sockets, one potentiometer, a power header and two incandescent bulbs. It's a quick but satisfying build that's ideal for beginners.
DivKid's brilliant Distortion Masterclass