Myopic Optic Box (Light Dependent Resistor CV Attenuator & Piezo Exciter)
The Myopic Optic Box is a sensor designed to interact within a modular or Eurorack environment. Consisting of a light dependent resistor and piezo element, the Myopic Optic Box can passively attenuate CV signals between modules, oscillators, and filters by simply waving a light in front of the photo sensor or gently squeezing the box enclosure.
A momentary and latching switch determine signal flow. In the latched position the Myopic Optic Box acts as a piezo exciter: when the latch is released, the light sensor is activated, combining with the piezo exciter. The momentary switch cuts off the light sensor when pressed. The photo sensor is quite responsive, but this can vary depending on the light source and synth modules. We recommend trying desk lamps, flashlights, LEDs, candles, cigarette lighters, and even good ol’ sunshine to attenuate CV. As a result, the Myopic Optic Box can reveal all manner of hidden sonic treasure, from hand-gestured warps and bloops, to saturated swells and turntablism glitches.
The Myopic Optic Box is terminated with two 3.5mm I/O jacks, housed in a 4 inch box. Fret not. Instructions are included, too!
In the video (below), Test Dept Lad uses the Myopic Optic Box with a medley of modular devices; namely the ElectroLobotomy Cluster F//k, Make Noise Strega, and Bastl Kastle.