Selected by Music Radar as one of the best Eurorack/modular releases at Winter NAMM 2020, this tube VCA took Animal Factory back to its origins as a tube amp builder. Two identical VCAs that can be connected in parallel, mono to dual mono or series. Full range amplification for thick bass, tubes operating at medium voltages so that control voltages have a noticeable effect on tonal characteristics.

The signal routing possibilities and control offered by this module will open up a ton of usage possibilities - use it as a dual 4-channel tube mixer, or an end stage saturator, for mild saturation or for severe wave-folding. The characteristics of this tube make for one unique VCA. Add the CV-controllable feedback loop to the mix and you will very likely (we don't guarantee this though) open up dark portals of cosmic influence and summon goetic demons into your life.

The first batch of Orobas will ship, as far as stocks last, with NOS American (RCA, or manufactured by RCA under a different brand name) 6SJ7 tubes. The circuit runs them at approximately 65V, well below their regular operating voltage of 300V, effectively extending their lifespan tremendously

Orobas Tube VCA/distortion ships next week

The understanding and support extended to us over the previous year, between lockdowns and supply chain problems, has left us humbled and grateful. We wanted to make sure we went the extra mile while building this product. If you have ordered an Orobas, you will receive it soon in our most beautiful and reusable packaging to date, using only the barest minimum of plastics. It should serve you as storage for years to come. With the environment in mind, we will continue to reduce or reuse plastics over time.

At this point in time, we are preparing all orders for dispatch, which should likely happen before or on April 17, 2021. This includes shipments to our EU distributor and retailers. In the meantime, here’s a video that shows you how to install the Orobas.

If you’re interesting in ordering the Orobas, we’d like to inform you that this is a limited edition module and we have only limited quantities left. Check out the demo of the Orobas being used in a traditional modular setup as well as a guitar reamp/effects unit. Click the link below to place your order on our webstore. If you are based in the EU, please contact the retailer closest to you on this map.

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