Use the module-keyboard for setting the chord/scale notes. The one octave of the module-keyboard can move over four octaves (KEYZONE). It's possible to load preset chords/scales and user defined chords/scales (organized respectively 16 user patches U01-U16).
The arpeggiator mode includes 9 arpeggio play modes with additional different running directions (up, down, up-down, down-up) and different variations of note repeats.
You can control functions (as well as Arpeggio-Mode, Note repeat, Octave-Range, Sequence-Pattern, Transpose ore others) via CV-inputs. Two CV-inputs (USER-1 and USER-2) can be set with individual functions.
The internal sequencer can be synchronized from external MIDI-clock. The module includes two MIDI-clock dividers for incoming or transmitted MIDI-clock (halftime playing sequencer and/or external sequencers). Each of all 10 sequencer tracks (ARP, BASS, X-OUT 1-8) included a clock divider (based of internal or external MIDI-clock ticks) and/or a different sequence pattern.
The CV-input LIST can be easy control the both arpeggio tracks ARP and BASS. The 12 list places can be used for auto-playing different chords/scales of ARP and BASS track with common keynote (chord/scale sequencer). All individual settings can be saved permanently (to the internal EEPROM).
The parameters of a wavetable can be controlled by CVs and by MIDI. For instance, you can morph through a wavetable with a CV, a MIDI controller or manually with the potentiometer. The range of waves within a wavetable can be selected by minimum and maximum values individually per voice which allows for creating more complex morphs.
Further controllable parameters are Detune, Semitone, Octave, Chord, Portamento, Amplitude and Amp Move (90 degrees phase shifted volume modulation of a VCO's 4 voices). Min and max values can be selected for those parameters as well. Via MIDI it's possible to control further parameters (notes, chords, pitch bend, patch selection and wavetable selection).
The VCOs can be played analogue (frequency by Pitch CV input), monophonic via MIDI or 4-voice polyphonic via MIDI.
The VCO can be used as a voltage controllable LFO with 3 modes: loop, one shot and gates. The SYNC input is used to trigger/reset the LFO. In one shot mode the LFO can be used as a trigger delay, too (SYNC = trigger in, GATE = trigger output, PITCH = delay time).
Each VCO has an analogue 1V/octave input including a fine tune control (+/-1 semitone) and pitch control (approx. 10 octaves), two freely assignable CV inputs, two freely assignable potentiometers, a trigger input for Sync/LFO-reset as well as a Gate and VCO/LFO output
The display can show a graphic of the selected waveforms.
All global parameters and also the VCO's settings can be named and saved as a non-volatile patch by the user. 32 memory locations are available.
If Curves is in sequencer mode, the Envelope potentiometer controls the AR envelope, the Variation knob adds random velocity and release, and the Fill potentiometer controls the level of all the channels.
In manual mode, when the sequencer is off, you can select different filter-types with the Variation potentiometer: allpass, lowpass, bandpass 1-3 and highpass. Thanks to the Fill knob it is possible to sweep through the twelve filter bands. The Envelope knob smooths the sweep by activating a second band next to the selected filter band. Thus, the change from one band to another is not so abrupt.
It is also possible to play the twelve filters via MIDI like a drum module, thanks to the supplied MIDI to minijack cable. It even reacts to velocity.
The twelve bands are subdivided in odd and even bands, which you can feed or tap out separately thanks to the various inputs and outputs. Try patching the odd outputs on one side and even outputs on the other side and you will get an amazing stereo effect! ALL output features a Dry/Wet and a Level potentiometer.
Additionally, the module features also a direct audio output and direct VCA input of each filter channel. Thus, it is possible to feed gate, triggers or envelopes to the VCA of various filterbands and play them independently.
Furthermore, there are several CV inputs for controlling Envelope, Variation and Fill parameters as well as the pattern number.
There are two channels with following functions:
SHAPE: voltage controllable AR-envelope (release phase channel 1=logarithmic 2=linear)
TIME: voltage controllable time of the AR envelope
LEVEL: set the output voltage of the AR envelope
END-OUT: trigger output of the end of the envelope circle (like a trigger delay)
KEY-OUT: trigger/gate output of the key
KEY-IN: trigger input for pingable envelope
There are three play modes:
SHOT: one shot of the envelope
GATE: hold on the envelope after the release phase
LOOP: the envelope play in loop (like a LFO) while hold down the key
Current consumption: ca. + 40mA / - 5mA
Size: Euro rack format 3U / 10HP 50.5 x 128.5mm
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The Memory Joystick will always start in MANUAL MODE:
Moving the joystick generates CV at the X and Y outputs. Pressing HOLD will freeze the current position. The joystick movements are always being recorded in the background while the SAVE button is blinking. By pushing the SAVE button, now lit permanently, the playback of your movements will start. A RESET impulse resets the loop. Easy and enjoyable!
A little more complex, but not less enjoyable, is the second mode of operation. By pushing MEMORY, you enter the MEMORY MODE:
In this mode, you can use the eight buttons to save eight different joystick positions. This means you have a memory of eight values for the X and Y CV-outputs. You can then play these eight memory slots manually with the respective eight buttons, or sequentially with a CV at CV-MEM or with triggers at the TRIGGER input. While being clocked you can choose nine playback PATTERNS by the position of the joystick. So this module is also a joystick-playable eight-step sequencer!
The memory in MEMORY MODE is non-volatile, meaning you can power off your module and return to the exact setting.
Another nice feature of the Memory Joystick: The orientation can be varied by 180 degrees! This way, you can decide whether you want the buttons and jacks on the top or bottom of the module. When using the module upside-down, there is a nice little trick: Push a little switch on the back of the module to invert the X & Y outputs and also shift the starting position of the sequencer by four steps.
Synchronization via clock or MIDI and "punch-in" recordings are possible. The recording time per channel is up to one hour (such us MIDI clock) independent of selected sync mode.
Four independent channels are used for recording control voltages from analogue sequencers, LFOs, envelope generators, joysticks as well as potentiometer movements. It's possible to record/playback CVs in 16 Bit resolution either in the -5V to +5V range or from 0V to +10V. You can set the range individually for each channel.
SOURCE determines the record source. This can be the CV input, the potentiometer or both. ZOOM is a two stage fine adjust function of the control ruler.
Playing back the tracks can happen manually, via a Trigger, a Gate or via MIDI Start/Stop. Following modes are possible: LOOP, SINGLE (one shot), GATE (gated playback) and SCAN (CV scanning). Using the SCAN mode, the recorded sample can be scanned via CV input or the pot of the channel. It is possible to manually play the track velocity and direction (feasible effects: reverse, randomized, stuttering).
There are a number of possibilities to manipulate track playback. After the recording you can change the START point, end point (LENGTH) and playback SPEED or determine if the loop is set with the CVs or pots.
Using the LINK function, it is possible to group channels for multitrack or joystick recording: ALL allows for using all four channels individually. In DUAL mode tracks are grouped in sets of two or four tracks at any one time (e.g. for simultaneous recording of X and Y axes of a joystick).
Synchronization via clock or MIDI and "punch-in" recordings are possible with individual settings per track and with automatic detection of the clock frequency (number of clocks per quarter). When synchronising to MIDI Clock (96 pulses per bar) you can record up to one hour. The HARD/SOFT setting uses different levels for the CV interpolation in Clock/MIDI sync mode.