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m/12 Detektor Analog 4 Channel Multimode Envelope Generator Module & Accessories

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M_12_detektor_12x12“UI”— a snazzy Silicone Valley acronym hatched in an era of virtual controls which leave MUCH to be desired in the way of physical interaction. The resurgence of Modular Synthesis is certainly a reaction to the farce of context changing rotary encoder knobs & the latter day simulated controls tucked behind a veil of touch sensitive glass. Yet most modular systems lack quality tactile means of coherent real-time interaction with the instrument. Serving as a hub for simple, visceral & intuitive interaction is the m/12 Detektor’s specialty.

Use m/12 Detektor with:

  • m/2 foot controller to trigger 4 discrete channels of CV hands-free
  • e/1 Transducers to turn your system into a Real-Time Rhythm Rack
  • m/4 Button Expander for perfectly weighted finger activation 
  • Up to 4 Audio Sources to control your Modular System
  • m/16 to Control & Mix 4 Audio Channels to 6 Outputs
e/1 Transducer
for Pulse Input

Use m/12 to “play” your modular in real-time with hands, feet, microphone & whatever else you can think of. Or in oblique “Modular Synth Jargon”: m/12 Detektor is a 4-Channel Multimode Single-Parameter Envelope Generator.

Multimode = 2 ways to activate m/12 CV Envelope Output:

m/4 & m/2 Trigger Accessories

A. Via 4 Pulse Inputs for use as an Audio to CV converter—allows conversion of Gate CV, Microphone, Contact Mic, Masonna-Maraca (Shaker Box), Drum Trigger, Drum Machine etc. to CV. (New Trogotronic e/1 Transducer is built for exactly this purpose).

B. Via 4 Trigger Inputs—Using Break-out m/4 Switch Module or the c/2 Floor Controller to commence a CV event.

m/16 Multiplex VCA

Each CV event is initiated according to that channel’s Decay Knob & Idle State Switch—An event may trigger a CV Signal that hits fast / decays true to the Decay Knob OR one that is interrupted abruptly / recovers in accordance with Decay Setting.

Although the CV signals may be applied to just about any willing CV hole in your rack, m/16 Multiplex VCA & Mini Mix module is built to be a compelling companion module willing and able to control amplitude through 4 discrete channels AND/OR out of CV Controllable 2 Channel Mix.

  • Audio to CV x 4 Channels or
  • Remote Triggered x 4 Channels or
  • Mix of Audio to CV & Triggered x 4 Channels
  • Compatible with c/2, e/1, m/4 Passive Trigger & Signal Devices   
  • Rear Accessory Breakout Bus for Compatible Intra-Module Control 
  • 4 Decay Knobs (1 per Channel)
  • 4 Idle State Controllers for Multimode Operation (1 per Channel) 
  • 4 Lamp CV Indicator Array


  • Format = Euro
  • Width = 9HP
  • Depth w/ribbon cable attached = 2 1/16” (40mm) 
  • Peak Current Load = +12v 45mA / +5v 0.4mA / -12 9mA
  • CV Output = 0 to +5.5v
  • CV Output = PULSE INPUT mode 0 to +8v


List of Included Parts

  • m/12 Analog Synth Utility Module
  • Printed Instructions
  • Ribbon Cable
  •  Mounting Screws
  • 1 Driver Tool


Parts & Accessories

All Trogotronic instruments come complete with pretty much everything needed to “plug & play”. Still, herein are replacement parts should ever something go missing (plus a few extra options should ever such a fancy strike).