How is the Pendulum different from an audio LFO?

Hi. How is the Pendulum any different from any LFO I have in my audio system? What is a ‘video rate’ LFO?

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Pendulum is a sub audio rate modulator like any other LFO, the key difference is that it’s range is only 0-1V instead of 0-5 or -5-+5. Pendulum does not produce video rate signals, but it does have a crossfader that can accept video signals, which the LFOs can also be selectively mixed into for animation.

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The crossfader section is real nice. Like Genlok mentioned biggest difference is voltage spec. You can use any of your LFOs from you audio system and use a Bridge (or older discontinued LZX modules like Voltage Bridge, Scaler) to match the LZX voltage range. It’s nice to have a Pendulum though, and mix match above options.

Brownshoesonly 5:1 is also super useful for using 5V gear as well. I have a bridge and 5:1, helps since I have enough outputs in 5V range to use both. And sometimes the bridge extra features are quite useful too.

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