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Concept: Arithmetic-based Hexa-pattern/trigger/waveform generator


#1

(This post is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Intellijel. This is simply an idea that I, a fan of Intellijel, designed.)


Pascaline, arithmetic-based Hexa-pattern/trigger/waveform generator


Inputs:

  • MOD X-Z: modulate any parameter
  • RANDOM: randomize all parameters of the current page
  • CLK: clock input

Outputs:

  • OUT 1-6
  • CLK: clock output

Controls:

  • Multi-control (black) encoder to scroll through pages and parameters
  • X, Y, Z: encoders can be assigned to any parameter
  • LOAD/SAVE: load/save presets
  • RANDOM: randomize all parameters of the current page’s parameters
  • Tap tempo
  • START/STOP: start/stop count of current page

Parameter options:

  • [PAGE #/6]: select page 1-6
  • A: number to repeatedly count up to (1-9,999)
  • OPERATORS of +, -, ×, ÷
  • B: modifier number to count up (1-9,999)
  • LINEAR or RANDOM counting
  • BPM/tempo/speed at which to count
  • NUMBER: whole/decimal/even/odd/positive/negative/prime/composite/Fibonacci/triangular trigger numbers
  • WAVEFORMS: SIN/SQR/TRI/SAW/TRA(pezoidal) / prefixed I for inverted
  • PITCH: pitch at which to output the waveform

Function:

  • Repeatedly count up to A,B @ BPM
  • At every number change determine A [selected operator] Y
  • If the sum of A & B matches the selected NUMBER type then the respective output will trigger a waveform at PITCH
  • All 6 outputs have indepedent pages of parameters

Pascaline proof-of-concept videos
#2

this looks pretty cool. i would suggest moving the speed knob to the middle and seeing if you can lower it a bit to give more finger room. move the “y jack” next to the out. that way the jacks line up a little more with the knobs, like on the plonk.

would also be cool to get rid of some of the stuff on the panel like “random/linear switch”, “add/multiply/divide” switch" and “1v/5v switch” then shift everything down and put some kind of menu system up top to save stuff and be able to route the X and Y inputs to other things in the module. that would also give you options that could only be accessed by the menu to give added features again…like plonk. haha.


#3

Still dreaming one day will see the mythical implementation of Pulse Tornado :unicorn:, This looks like a fun concept, but I’d like to have more outs, at least one for triggers and another for voltages.