CV nerdism ahead! This time I wanted to create an interesting rhythm for a chord progression stab that I can change on the fly by tweaking various parameters. The idea is to switch between an euclidean and a bread and butter time division rhythm with a bit of shift register bits and chaos flavor. I don´t want to mix both rhythms - I want them to be applied sequentially and this by only sacrifying two pulses.
So, how to build the switch? We will use a pulse for that. On high signal the euclidian rhythm is applied and on low signal the time division is applied. The cool thing about this is that if you change the pulse width you can alter the duration on how long both rhythms are applied.
The problem is that with the low signal part of a pulse you cannot modulate any value. The solution - use a quantizer or sequencer to convert the low to a high signal.
- Pulse A1 is the ryhthm generator
- Pulse A2 is the switch. The high value of the pulse controls the time division value of A1. The low value of the shift register bits controls the euclidean density of A1
- A2 pulse is routed to quantizer Q2 via CV1 out as a negative value. The quantizer offsets the value to positive. Now pulse A2 signal is inverted and routed to CV1 in!
- [Edit] Found a better solution which makes CV routing obsolete: A2 pulse modulates the pulse of a sequencer (e. g. S8) with a negative value -100 while the pulse is modulated with a constant value of 100. This inverts the A2 pulse signal. The inverted pulse from S8 then modulates a parameter of A1.
In the video I switch between different patches to show rhythm variation, also visualized by CV analyzer.
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