The 860 is a compact 8 HP version of our flagship voltage controlled filter, JOVE. JOVE is 14 HP and we think it’s just the right size. We got into modular via 5U systems (Modcan, dotcom) and have no fondness for extremely compact modules. However, multiple requests for a slimmer version of JOVE prompted the design of a module that retains virtually all of the functionality and usability of the original 14 HP version. The name and panel graphics make the 860 part of the expanding 800-series modules (810, 820, 850, 880).
JOVE was born out of our obsession with vintage Roland filters based around the IR3109 Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA). We designed an OTA-based filter that doesn’t rely on this rare and expensive vintage part. JOVE is a modern recreation of the Jupiter-6’s unique sounding multimode filter but, in addition to the original 24 dB low pass, band pass, and high pass topologies, adds a 2-pole 12 dB mode reminiscent of the Jupiter-8. JOVE is in stock and ready to purchase now.