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Long Sleeve Serie I description

Sport Ritual Electronics colors from your rack to your wardrobe

To celebrate Ritual Electronics 2nd birthday mark we designed this long sleeve t-shirt showcasing the great illustrations by our friend Leo Marsal (@Leomarsal) featured on our first 4 modules (+ a 5th one not yet released).

Photos by our friend Anaïs Lalitte (@annakottowitz).

100% organic ring-spun combed cotton, screen printed by a small local company in Bobigny, France.

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Patch description

Proudly wear the colours of Ritual Electronics

Initially designed for the RE crew’s lab coats and street crew’s leather jackets, we have a few patches left for you. It is iron-on so you punks won’t have to ask your mums to sew it on. The patches have been made by a family business located in Brittany, France.

Ritual Electronics Jacket with patch

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1U Guillotine description

Too Much Gain? Never heard of that.

Guillotine is two channels of hard clipping distortion with up to 25dB gain. If you process mono signals you can self patch the module to chain the two channels for 50dB gain. Insane amount of gain guaranteed.

Guillotine has an internal feedback routing allowing for two distortion colors per channel. The result is similar to a low pass filter, but not quite. The lower position gives emphasis on the low end, the middle position is straight up distortion, with no coloration & the higher position emphasizes on the high frequency content.

1U_Guillotine_back

Guillotine
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Gain knob up to +25dB
  • 3-position color switch for left and right channels

Technical characteristics

  • True stereo hard clipping distortion
  • Two internal routings for more distortion colors
Width14HP
Available with either Intellijel or Pulplogic format frontpanel
Depth35mm
Power26mA @ +12V
26mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridGuillotine on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)

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1U Flexibilité description

Your third hand is your foot.

Flexibilité is a fairly simple module. Plug an expression pedal into it and use your foot to control your modules. By default it generates a 0-5V signal (unipolar) or a -5/+5V signal (bipolar), attenuated by the foot pedal.

Flexibilité has an input for external signals, so it can be used as a volume pedal on audio or attenuator/attenuverter on CV signals.

For when you need that extra hand!

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Flexibilité
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Expression pedal input
  • External signal input
  • Switch for Unipolar (0-5V) / Bipolar (-5/+5V)

Technical characteristics

  • Buffered input & output
  • Reverse polarity switch on the back of the module for compatibility with most expression pedals
Width10HP
Available with either Intellijel or Pulplogic format frontpanel
Depth35mm
Power10mA @ +12V
7mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridFlexibilité on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)

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1U Pointeuse description

Trig, Gate, Mute, Switch Everything!

Pointeuse has two states. It either connects In/Out to Out/ In I or to Out/In II. You can change its state by pressing a footswitch (via the included adapter expander), the backlit button or by sending a voltage signal into the Trig In input making the module highly interactive and controllable.

Pointeuse behavior can be momentary (as long as the button is pressed for example) or latching (the signal switches each time the button is pressed).

The switch has a true bidirectionnal behavior (2:1 or 1:2).

If no jack is connected to In/Out, a 5V signal will be present alternatively at Out/In I and Out/In II.

Pointeuse is compatible with all sustain pedal or footswitch available, just use Out/In II instead of Out/in I as your main out to reverse the pedal polarity.

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Pointeuse
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Tactile & backlit button
  • Trigger input
  • Momentary / Latching switch

Technical characteristics

  • Trig In accepts any signals (threshold is 2.5V)
  • No bleedthrough
  • Clickless mute
  • Do not attenuate input signals inc. 1V/oct
  • Compatible with all momentary footswitch pedals & sustain pedals
Width10HP
4HP expander
Available with either Intellijel or Pulplogic format frontpanel
Depth35mm
44mm expander
Power20mA @ +12V
11mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridPointeuse on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)

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Blank panels description

Keep your Rack clean and well organised with this blind panel.

Use it to fill gaps in your rig, protect the power distribution boards by keeping things from falling, as a starting point for one-off DIY modules, or just hang it up on your wall or your car’s mirror.

Each panel is reversible, with gold designs on one side, and solid matte black on the other. Panels are made from copper clad laminate (FR-4) and their thickness is 1.55 mm.

We designed 3U Eurorack format blind panels in 4hp, 10hp, 12hp and 18hp sizes. We also have a 4hp panel in 1U format.

Illustrations by our friend Leo Marsal (@Leomarsal).

RE System

Blind panel action

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Crime I description

More diodes, infinite combinations.

There are 2×6 diodes you can chose from using two rotary switches, one for the positive part of the sound, the other for the negative part. This way you can easily achieve symmetrical and asymmetrical distortions.

Crime also has a female header for you to put your diodes of choice on position VI. This can also mean no diodes for extra harshness.

Crime connects to Miasma with an included cable. It replaces the diodes in Miasma‘s female header. This way you won’t have to take Miasma out of your case to change diodes and explore new distortion flavours.

Note than each diode has a different voltage drop, resulting in different loudness. You can still compensate for volume changes using Miasma’s level trimmer.

Crime cannot be used without Ritual Electronics Miasma.

Crime back

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Rotary switches to select from 6 diodes
  • Connects to Miasma with a cable (included)

Technical characteristics

  • I: 1N60 – Germanium
  • II: 1N4148 – Silicon
  • III: BAT42 – Schottky
  • IV: 1N4004 – Schottky
  • V: Blue LED
  • VI: Female header for your own diodes (as on Miasma)

Width4HP
Depth25mm
PowerThe module is passive
ModulargridCrime on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)
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Anima description

Patch – Excitement – Generators!

Anima draws its roots in the “west coast” analog function generators and updates them in the digital realm. 

This take allows for extremely precise 1V/Oct tracking (10+ octaves) when in cycling mode, and for the control of the rising and falling segments (aka attack and decay) curves without affecting timing + a few more tricks.

Anima has three basic modes of operation: 

  • AD, the module takes any signal as an input, turns it into a trigger to launch a rising segment (attack) and a falling segment (decay). The length of these segments are defined by Attack and Decay knobs. They are independent of the input signal.
  • ASR, the module takes any signal as an input and turns it into a gate. The attack phase is initiated at the rising edge of the gate, the voltage is then sustained during the length of the gate before starting the release phase (controlled by Decay knob).
  • Cycle does not rely on an incoming signal. It loops the rising and falling segments according to their lengths. Long lengths will result in slow, low frequency oscillations (max 80s). Short lengths rising and falling lengths will go to audio speed (up to 2kHz). An incoming signal can reset the cycle, to reset the LFO or sync the oscillator.

The 1V/Oct input turns Anima into a very capable digital dual oscillator – when in cycle mode – with two types of frequency modulation and voltage controlled waveform crossfading. Cross patching is highly recommended for harsh mayhem synthesis!

The 1V/Oct is also useful in “envelope mode” to shorten envelopes when an oscillator pitch gets higher thus recreating the behaviour of acoustic plucked instruments.

The Curve parameter goes well beyond the usual Lin/Log control. It morphs smoothly between several curvatures (including the classic log, lin and exp) without affecting the rising and falling times.
When tweaked in envelope mode, Curve opens up new performance possibilities. Changing the length of a segment is not always the solution. Modifying the curve shifts the emphasis of the envelope for nuanced phrasing.

When Anima oscillates, one can think of Curve as a waveform crossfader. The speed and symmetry of the oscillation is set with Attack and Decay. The form of the oscillation is shaped by Curve.

As usual with Ritual Electronics modules, each control has its dedicated attenuverter allowing for precise control and automation.

For maximum versatility each channel of Anima has an output polarity switch, making it 0 to +8V in unipolar mode or -5 to 5V in bipolar mode, suitable for audio or bipolar CV generation.

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Anima
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Curve (from log to lin to exp with bell and notch in between)
  • Attack (from 0.5ms to 40s)
  • Decay (from 0.5ms to 40s)
  • Dedicated attenuverters for each control
  • AD / ASR / LFO switch
  • Unipolar / Bipolar output switch (0/+8V or -5/+5V)
  • 1V/Oct input (tracks 10+ octaves)
  • EOC output (5ms trig at the end of decay/release phase)

Technical characteristics

  • Digital high precision core
  • USB port for future firmware updates / variations / hacks
Width18HP
Depth25mm
Power95mA @ +12V
32mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridAnima on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)

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Altar description

Crossfade smoothly between Band-pass, Low-pass & High-pass

Altar filter configuration can be smoothly crossfaded from BP to LP to HP. This unusual filter type arrangement brings out very nice harmonics and nuances. It is really suited for CV control. The CV input has an attenuverter.

Resonance is under voltage control with attenuverter as well allowing for great timbre modulations. It is particularly useful to create accent patterns à la 303 which boost the resonance a bit.

You can beef up the signal at Altar‘s input with the gain knob. It will distort the filter core for wild sounds.

The filter tracks 1V/oct for 4-5 octaves and can turn into a very sweet sine oscillator. Try using it with Miasma as a waveshaper!

Altar has been designed by Mathieu Fröhlich (creator of Squarp’s Hermod) as part of a dream synth he is working on.

Altar back

Altar
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Gain control to distort the filter core
  • Color knob to crossfade from band pass to low pass to high pass filter
  • Resonance
  • Frequency with 1V/Oct control
  • Attenuverters on Color, Resonance and Frequency CV

Technical characteristics

  • 3-pole filter
  • 18dB/oct cut
  • 1V/Oct with trimmer on the PCB, tracks up to 4-5 octaves
Width12HP
Depth25mm
Power35mA @ +12V
30mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridAltar on Modulargrid
ManualComing soon
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Miasma description

Distorsion, Feedback, Thickener & more!

Miasma feedback path feeds the distorted signal back in the input with no phase inversion, causing the module to self oscillate, even with no input. The feedback path can be opened to send it through different effects making Miasma perfect for complex feedback patches.

A blend knob allows Miasma to be used in a precise way, for more complex sound design.

The module’s clipping diodes are mounted on a header making it easy to swap them and craft the sound you want. The module ships with six different diodes, from germanium to LEDs and you can experiment adding your own. The output level may vary depending on which diodes you use, this can be adjusted with the level trimmer on the front panel.

We have developed Crime, a 4HP expander for Miasma which can switch between 12 different diodes without the need of taking the module out of your case.


Miasma
in action

Specs &
Downloads

Controls

  • Gain control up to +20dB
  • Feedback VCA
  • Blend control between dry and wet signal
  • Attenuverters on Gain and Feedback CV
  • Level trimmer to adjust the output volume

Technical characteristics

  • OTA based VCAs for gain and feedback control
  • Feedback output jack is normalized to the feedback input jack
  • One rectification diode per waveform polarity, making it possible for symmetrical or asymmetrical distortion
  • Diodes can be swapped in and out without the need of tools
Width10HP
Depth25mm
Power35mA @ +12V
30mA @ -12V
0mA @ +5V
ModulargridMiasma on Modulargrid
ManualPDF Manual (EN)