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The Disting is a 16-in-1 multifunction module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators (LFOs/VCOs). All algorithms have two high-precision inputs and outputs, and a third control input, exposed on a front panel knob and a CV input.

Expert Sleepers 'disting' on Vimeo.

The included algorithms are:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
1 Precision Adder
with integer voltage offsets
Linear/Exponential Converter Sample and Hold
with noise source and
adjustable slew rate
with through zero frequency control
and waveshaping
2 Four Quadrant Multiplier
with integer multiply/divide
with selectable scales
Slew Rate Limiter
with linear and
exponential slew
Clockable LFO
with multiply/divide
and waveshaping
3 Full-wave Rectifier Comparator
with adjustable hysteresis
Pitch and Envelope Tracker VCO with linear FM
sine and saw outputs
4 Minimum/maximum Dual Waveshaper
wavefolder and
triangle-to-sine shaper
Clockable Delay/Echo VCO with waveshaping
and pulse outputs
The video below was the winning entry in a video competition we held to promote the disting. It's a fun and very musical romp through all 16 of the disting's functions.


The Disting's specifications are as follows:
  • Panel width: 4HP
  • Module depth: 53mm
  • X & Y inputs, A & B outputs
    • Sample rate: 78.125kHz
    • ADC: 24 bit, THD+N -93dB, Dynamic range 99dB, SNR 99dB
    • DAC: 24 bit, THD+N -94dB, Dynamic range 105dB, SNR 104dB
  • Z input sample rate: 10kHz approx
  • CPU: Microchip PIC32MX at up to 40MHz
  • Current draw: 111mA on the +12V rail, 37mA on the -12V rail (148mA total)

The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 10 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board.

For more detail, please see the user manual.

Pricing & Availablity

The Disting is available now.


The Disting is based around a PIC microcontroller, with a programming/debug header available on the board. Using Microchip's free development tools a user can easily hack the Disting to perform their own functions.

It is our intention to provide an open source code framework into which developers can slot their own algorithms.