Each of the three rows A, B and C has eight potentiometers for setting the voltage for each step plus a range potentiometer that sets the maximum possible outüut voltage between 1 and 10V (read: 1-10 octaves). Row C has in addition a slew parameter, smoothing the abrupt voltage changes between steps - a classic portamento up to 1 second length.
The section below has a number of rocker switches for generating triggers and events:
- The red switches generate a trigger for each step: in upper switch position a trigger will be output for the according step at the "Trig Out 1" socket. Middle position = off. Bottom position = trigger at "Trig Out 2". The output "Trig Out 3" generates triggers at each step, no matter which position the switches are.
- The eight white switches activate per step a certain global function:
- Reset: sets the sequencer back to step 1, this is used to shorten the sequence.
- Run: step will be played normally
- Skip: this step will be skipped and the sequencer proceeds directly from the previous step to the next one. The skip function will change though when a CV is applied to the Skip In at the right hand section (see below)
A control voltage ranging from +1V to +10V at the Skip input will modify the behaviour of a skipped step. Instead of being skipped, the CV will be held as long as it is removed or if it falls below 1V.
A reset button and a reset socket are used for external resetting of the sequencer. Another button and a trigger input start and stop the sequencer. After finishing each sequence cycle a trigger will be generated at the "End Pulse Out" socket.
The RS200 features an integrated, voltage controllable clock generator; it´s clock is available at a socket and can be used for synchronising other devices. Alternatively you an apply an external clock. A switch selects te clock source: upper position = external clock, bottom position = internal clock, middle position = proceed to the next step by hitting the STEP button.
Usage with Eurorack:
Analogue Systems' modules are designed solely for use in cases and cabinets made by Analogue Systems. Through the use of adaptors (an adaptor cable won't fit the RS-200), however, it is possible to connect them to Eurorack cases.
Should you chose to use an Analogue Systems module in an Eurorack case, please note that the warranties are thus void and the use occurs at your own risk! If the module is plugged in incorrectly and therefore damaged the customer has to bear any costs for repair and shipping!
Because of the different position of the mounting holes there will be a gap of 0.5HP (= 2.5 mm) when mounting an Analogue Systems module next to a Eurorack module. Take this into consideration when planning your system. Gaps can be covered with 1.5HP wide blank panels by Doepfer.
Three CV outputs, one per row. Three trigger outputs. Skip-CV input, reset input, start/stop input, end of pulse output.
Clock generator: CV input and clock output. External clock input
3U Analogue Systems module, 72 HP wide, probably ~80mm deep
55mA power consumption