Evaton Technologies - RF Nomad (while stock last)
Voltage-controlled Sideband shortwave receiver. (
RF. Radio Frequency. The stuff that Marconi made famous. Or
maybe it made Marconi famous. Either way, it's not just for
listening to hockey games anymore.
The RF Nomad voltage-controlled sideband shortwave receiver
Eurorack module is currently in final stages of prototype
The RF Nomad adds the squealy, squelchy, noisy, unpredictable
vintage sounds of shortwave radio to your modular. But this is no
ordinary shortwave; it's been designed to be extra noisy, extra
squealy, extra gritty, and just downright nasty. No built-in output
filtering means that a rich spectrum of harmonic content is
available on the audio output jack. Audio levels can be driven to
distortion. CV control lets you add your own creative spin on sound
Hissy interstation audio. Squealy heterodynes. Fading stations.
Atmospheric noises. Faint voices in foreign languages from distant
broadcast stations. Fire and brimstone. It's all in there, just
like your granddad's old tabletop shortwave.
But, the RF Nomad adds a twist: The tuning is voltage controlled.
Sure, when you were a kid, you discovered you could make spacy
noises on Papa's shortwave by slowly turning the tuning dial. But
just how fast could you twist that dial? Faster than an audio-rate
LFO? Hardly. Voltage controlled tuning means that the RF Nomad will
let you explore sounds you never imagined you could get out of a
Eurorack modular synth format
• Width: 8 HP
• Height: 3U
• Depth: 42mm
• Power: +12V @ 9.0 mA, -12V @ 9.0 mA
• CV Input: +/- 12VDC
• Audio Output: +/- 5VDC pk-pk
• RF Tuning Range: 9.6 to 10.0 MHz (approx)1
• Format: Euro modular
• Construction: Made in USA of RoHS-compliant components
1 Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how
to modify your RF Nomad to receive slightly outside this tuning
range, if you are having difficulty finding broadcast
User Manual (PDF)
An updated PDF User Manual is here.
This is the same as what ships in the box.
"In the Netherlands it is very difficult to find radiostations,
just atmospheric noise, interferences, hiss, squeal and a lot of
dirt." Check the tips below.
A collection of Tips And Tricks
is available here.
These will help answer questions you might have about how to better
receive stations and patching tips to get interesting sounds from