| Take the user interface of an euclidean sequencer, a healthy dose of
machine learning and graph algorithms, megabytes of drum loops, hours
of intensive computations and you’ve got a drum pattern generator like
Grids’ “brain” is a map of the typical drum patterns used in (mostly
electronic) music, laid out by similarity, trained on a large corpus of
drum loops. The module can smoothly interpolate and navigate from one
pattern to the other, at the whim of a knob move or a CV.
But Grids’ knowledge of drum patterns goes far beyond what would be
achieved with presets – given a position in the map, thousands of
variations can be intuitively generated by controlling the “event
density” of each of the 3 channels (bd, sd, hh) – gradually moving from
a sparse backbone to a deliciously rich pattern with ghost notes, rolls
Add CV-control on these parameters and you can add subtle or drastic
variations to the drum pattern. If you don’t want to waste a noise
source or S&H for that, Braids has its own internal source of
randomness that can unpredictably spice the pattern, in an always
Building the rhythmic foundation of your tracks with Grids is fun,
surprisingly intuitive, with modulation and variations possibilities
that will rapidly make you forget x0x-style sequencers.
> tech specs
Current consumption: +12V: 0mA ; -12V: 1mA ; +5V: 25mA.