| The RS130 offers four preset scales and memory for one user-defined scale. It has a range of 63 notes, plus a trigger output generator. There will be gated and "free" modes for a wide range of applications. The RS130 quantises the input to any scale that you detemine and save within the module's single non-volatile memory.
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MODE button to step through the Quantisation Modes.
SAVE a user-programmed scale
RECORD the notes within a user-programmed scale
Mode Select Switch
Timing modes, selected using the FREE RUN/GATE switch..
FREERUN : the RS130 outputs a new CV every time the mixed input CV changes enough to move from one note to another.
GATE mode, the RS130 requires a pulse to tell the device when to determine the next note.
to apply a fixed transposition (offset) of up to 2V (2 octaves) to the input. You can also use this control to program a scale, but you will then be limited to the 2 octave range it offers. If you wish to program notes across the full 5 octave range of the RS130 you should use a 0V to +5V CV source from another module.
CV Inputs: V-IN 1 and V-IN 2
Any two voltages in the range 0v to +5v presented to the V-IN 1 and V-IN 2 inputs are summed linearly by an internal mixer. The summed voltage will also lie within the range 0v to +5V giving a maximum output range of 5 octaves.
Note: You can use V-IN 2 as a quantised "transposer" that shifts the output according to the voltage presented to it. This allows you to shift each of the preset scales - C maj, C min, and so on - into any key desired. In this way, all 12 major scales, all 12 minor scales, and (using the programmable scale function) all of the£ diminished, augmented and other scales are available to you.
If the Quantiser is in GATE mode, you must apply a Gate pulse in the range + 1V to +20V to this input to cause it to determine the next output voltage. The output is determined on the positive-going edge of the pulse, and will be held until the next positive-going pulse is received. The GATE IN LED will light when a suitable pulse is detected at the GATE IN.
A +10v trigger pulse is output every time the output voltage shifts. In FREE RUN mode the timing of this trigger will be determined by the voltages received at V-IN 1 and V-IN 2. In GATED mode, the output trigger will echo the leading edge of the pulses received at the GATE IN. The TRIG OUT LED will light each time a trigger is output.
TRANS (transpose) IN
Any voltage applied at the TRANS IN input will be added to the quantised output derived from V-IN 1 and V-IN 2. This will transpose the output up or down allowing you, for example, to fine-tune the output to match the tuning of other instruments. Note however that TRANS IN operates after the Quantiser circuit, so any voltage applied here will shift the output by an unquantised amount.
a single output that carries the quantised CV.
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