The Cherry Audio Voltage-Controlled Mixer is a four-channel mixer for audio and control signals featuring solos and mutes, individual stereo outs, and CV control of level and pan on each channel. This module essentially consists of four Panner modules, each with a dedicated VCA (voltage-controlled amplifier), that can be used individually and/or mixed to the master output (which by the way also has a dedicated VCA!).
Inputs, Outputs, and Controls
Channels 1 - 4
Each of the four individual channels feature all of the same jacks and controls, so we will just look at channel 1.
Input jack- Audio or CV input jack.
Pan- Typical pan control for routing the signal between the left and right outputs of both the channel and master outs.
Pan CV- CV input and attenuator for externally controlling the pan position. The -CV and +CV LEDs will light up to indicate the polarity of the voltage currently controlling the pan position.
S- Solo button for isolating the channel’s signal. When engaged, all channels that are not also soloed will be muted.
M- Mute button for muting the channel.
VU Meter- Visually shows the level at which the input signal is being sent to the channel and master outputs.
Level- This fader adjusts the channel’s output level (to both the channel and master outputs) from -infinity to +6.0dB.
Level CV jack and attenuator- CV input and attenuator for externally controlling the channel’s output level.
L and R Ch Out jacks- Individual stereo outputs for the channel.
Stereo VU Meter- Visually shows the master output level of the mixer.
Master Output Level- This fader adjusts the amplitude of the master outputs from -infinity to +6.0dB.
Level CV jack and attenuator- CV input and attenuator for externally controlling the master output level.
L and R Mast Out jacks- This is the mixer’s master output. All four channels are mixed in stereo and output from these jacks.