Multifunction module, offering a variety of CV and audio processes, including a selection of oscillators (LFOs/VCOs). All algorithms have two high-precision inputs and outputs, and a third control input, exposed on a front panel knob and a CV input.
The disting is also a sample (WAV) file and MIDI file player, with a variety of options for sample triggering, playback speed etc.
The disting mk4 was introduced at the NAMM show in January 2017. The main differences compared to the disting mk3 are:
Dot matrix screen, capable of showing text and numeric values. Micro SD card slot accessible on the front panel
Compatibility with the Select Bus protocol. An internal precision clock allowing new algorithms such as a tuner, and pitch and frequency references
Panel width: 4HP
Module depth: 42mm
X & Y inputs, A & B outputs
Sample rate: 75kHz
ADC: 24 bit, THD+N -93dB, Dynamic range 99dB, SNR 99dB
DAC: 24 bit, THD+N -94dB, Dynamic range 105dB, SNR 104dB
Z input sample rate: 75kHz
CPU: Microchip PIC32MX at up to 50MHz
Current draw: 51mA on the +12V rail, 19mA on the -12V rail
The front panel is drilled for both Doepfer and Analogue Systems mounting holes (using a 'slot' rather than a single round hole). The power connector is a Doepfer standard 16 way IDC, with -12V furthest from the top of the board.