A true Curtis Analogue Filter in a module designed by the Master
Dave Smith's first-ever offering for modular synthesizer users is a
big one—the DSM01 Curtis Filter, the very heart and soul of the Dave
Smith sound. Featured in everything from Dave's vintage Sequential
synths to his recent cutting-edge instruments such as the Prophet 12,
the Curtis tone is brash, saturated, and powerful.
Plug It and Play It
The DSM01 is a compact, 8 HP Eurorack-format module. Plug it into
your modular system and that classic Curtis sonic signature is
instrantly within a patch chord's reach. The filter is a resonant
low-pass design that can be switched between -12 dB and -24 dB operation
and driven into self-oscillation in -24 dB mode. A Boost switch lets
you overdrive the input stage for more aggressive coloration.
In addition to its Curtis filter, the DSM01 provides its own
responsive, low-noise VCA with LED CV indicator. There are two separate
outputs—one pre-amplifier and the other post-amplifier. This not only
gives you added signal routing flexibility, but also frees your system's
existing VCAs for other tasks.
Give Your Modular System the Edge
If you're a typical modular user, you're always on the lookout for
new and interesting components to enhance your system. The DSM01 is an
easy and affordable way to give your system a new sonic edge—with the
filter that's brought some of the world's most in-demand synths their
classic tone and vibe.