Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter 1630 Eurorack module now available for pre-order

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Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter 1630 is a clone/replica of Harald Bode’s iconic signal processor, and is now available for pre-order.

In Behringer’s Eurorack portfolio, you can find many classic modules, such as replicas of VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, etc. The very unique or let’s say, bizarre modules were missing so far. Some time ago, they announced a clone/replica of the iconic Bode Frequency Shifter for Eurorack.

From a technical point of view, it is difficult because the module has to be perfectly matched to achieve the desired effect. And this is a module that fits exactly in this missing category.  Today we have the good news: the module is ready for shipping and available for pre-order.

Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter

Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter

The Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter module (14HP) is an authentic recreation of the original hardware from the 70s for the Eurorack format. More precisely, the original was released in 1974 and was part of the original Moog Modular system.

The concept is the same in the original. It’s designed to accurately shift the entire frequency spectrum of your sound continuously variable from -5 to +5kHz. Like the original hardware, it also uses a voltage-controlled beat frequency quadrature oscillator.

Plus, it can shift input signals over the audio frequency range of 30 Hz – 16 kHz.  This can be done with the central dial on the module. You can scale this shifting between linear and exponential.

Connection side, you get three control inputs for the shifting processor great for adding movement to the sound. The 1630 module has two separate paired outputs. Output A contains the shifted frequency while Output B contains an inverted version of the same signal. You also get a mixed output with a knob to control the balance between A and B.

The module allows creating of very unique frequency-shifting effects. From very subtle to very extreme effects. These range from phasing, sync-style, filtering, or even weird fx. The results the Bode Frequency Shifter produces are hard to describe because they remind of many different FX types. It is definitely a very special effect.

First Impression

Recreating the Bode Frequency Shifter is not the easiest job. What you hear in the first demo sounds very solid. I’m curious to see what people say comparing the original to the module. I’m looking forward to the module because it’s very special one.

Behringer Bode Frequency Shifter 1630 module for Eurorack is available now for pre-order for 149€.

More information here: Behringer 

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