Throbber consists of an LFO driving a voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) or multi-mode filter (VCF). Throbber is inspired by the description of the famous Throbbing Gristle "Gristleizer" effect box designed by Chris Carter, but is not intended to be an accurate simulation thereof.
Further details regarding the original "Gristleizer" can be found at www.throbbing-gristle.com (under reconstruction as I write this).
• Voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) mode includes simulated overdrive distortion; distortion amount is user-controllable.
• Resonant voltage-controlled filter (VCF) modes include 12dB/octave lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch as well as a 24dB/octave lowpass mode, all with user-controllable resonance.
• Versatile flanger/echo mode.
• 11 LFO waveforms drive the VCA gain or VCF cutoff frequency. LFO speed is user-controllable across a broad range.
• Compact and straightforward custom GUI.
"...with all those references to Throbbing Gristle and Chris
Carter (he's a goddang HERO to me!), even if these plugs
made everything sound like fart noises, I'd think they were
cool. Fortunately, such is not the case. Thanks to you Tiny
Gods for producing things that appeal to the more 'experimental'
"...this is to let you know that over in Brisbane, Australia,
you have a smiling fan. Throbber is a fine tribute to
Chris's machine, and his pee drinking friends."