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Qu-Bit Chord V2

The original Chord module, reviewed in SOS February 2017 by Jyoti Mishra, offered an excellent way to get polyphony and, more specifically, CV-controlled chords into your modular system. It proved popular enough for Qu‑Bit to develop the idea further. Enter the Chord V2.

Qu-Bit Chord V2: 14HP. +12V 122mA, -12V 25mA.Qu-Bit Chord V2: 14HP. +12V 122mA, -12V 25mA.The basic premise hasn't changed. A four-note polyphonic oscillator is tuned, using a handful of controls, into a cornucopia of chords. Each note of the chord appears at its own individual output and at a mixed output, so you can choose to process each note separately or all together. The root note is controlled by a standard 1V/Oct input, along with coarse and fine tuning controls.

The module has been reduced in size from the stocky 28HP of the Chord V1 to just 14HP. That's half the original size. As you'll see, Qu‑Bit have done a lot of work improving the concept. I won't spend the rest of the review comparing old to new; just assume that everything covered from here onwards is new to V2.

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Published June 2020