Nonlinear Voltage Sequencer

Simply put, Aristotle is an additive 2 channel CV sequencer. In it's default configuration it takes 4 triggers in and if those triggers form a repeating pattern, it outputs 2 different repeating patterns of CV. The module is made up of 4 stages, which each contribute 2 assignable amounts of voltage (0-5V), 1 to each of the separate voltage mix outputs, but each stage can only contribute to 1 output at a time. This gives us 2 different sets of 16 voltage levels to work with, and since each stage can only contribute to 1 mix at a time, as either mix increases in voltage the other decreases, and thus if mix 1 is at it's maximum, mix 2 is at it's minimum (0V). This allows for the creation of some very pleasant counterpoint melodies.

The trigger inputs are normalled to toggle each stage's output selection, but the module has logic inputs for each stage as well, which when used, can create some very interesting results, and since each stage has 2 individual logic outputs, you can create complex patterns with a single clock just by self patching the module. Since the module works at audio rates it is also a very capable waveshaper/ suboctave generator.

Both CV mix outputs also have a V/Oct offset input, which can be used in conjunction with a CV keyboard or external sequencer, to add key changes, or even be used to self patch the 2 cv sequences together for more complex results.

When the module is fed random triggers it becomes a very useful semi-random cv source with control over the range of potential voltages.

The module doesn't have internal quantization, but pairs well with quantizer modules.

This module is in prototype phase but will likely be available for purchase in 2020.

Revision 1 will add reset inputs for each channel as well as bipolar leds on both of the mix outputs to give visual feedback and an expander port for integration with future modules, and maybe a few you already own since it uses the same format as the Turing Machine expanders.

  • ? mA +12V
  • ? mA -12V
  • ? mA 5V

Available as an assembled Module and as a DIY project.

This Module is a prototype or in a concept phase.

submitted Sep 17th 2019, 18:46 by flaminggarlic | last Change Jun 9th, 15:07 by flaminggarlic

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