Why upgrade your Premium Cable? Excellent question.
Well I’ve stumbled upon a number of revisions over the years and for one it would be nice to get everyone on the same page. I’ve also seen some well-loved PCs out there that could use a little tune up. More than all this, considering the doors CV integration opens up on the PC I think that everyone should have this functionality. I’ve long had a CV injection point for the Premium Cable worked out. Sadly, the housing size renders adding extra jacks near impossible without removing components. Recently I realized that the “titler control” jack is a 3.5mm input and by cutting the trace associated with it’s original functionality I can re-assign it. Perhaps your Premium Cable has the white switch that turns the neon knob on and off? Well, this would be removed and a 3.5mm jack would be installed in it’s place. This would give rise to the tiniest bit of green-ing depending on your model of Cable but I think personally it is worth it.
In regards to the CV input. The CV injection most directly effects a shared point. The neon, white fill, horizontal tare & hard de-sync all share the same point so that these effects are most directly effected by CV (the neon making the most pronounced impact). Should you have another knob combination dialed in and then combine it with one of the for mentioned effect knobs you will be feeding CV in to the global look. In the LZX world the Premium Cable responds well to ramps from Cortex, Pendulum and various outputs from Shapechanger. Anything you can conjure via a Prismatic Ray can be inputted in to the Premium Cable and visualized via certain knob combinations (with the use of the Cortex). No additional CV features can be added to the Premium, there just is not any more room.
I’ve also changed some capacitor values on the actual circuit that give you easier access to the Premium Cable’s unique variety of thicker chunkier ringing/edge feedback. It’s that sci-fi shit all the kids are going coocoo over. Is this necessary to enjoy the Premium Cable? No. Does it improve it’s overall aesthetics and make it easier to dial in ringing across a wide-variety of CRTs? Yes! This is what I’ve set out to demonstrate in the demo video below. Check it out for yourself:
Please note: Matters of cosmetics beyond missing knobs will not be addressed. The price of the upgrade includes fixing broken pots, replacing switches and replacing missing knobs. Nothing else. That about covers it! Head over to the Premium Cable Upgrade page to purchase your upgrade now.