Simplified, Shifty distributes incoming pitch CV and gate signals to up to four pairs of outputs. The CV input processes control voltages in the range of 0 to +10 V. Sample and Hold or Track and Hold algorithms are used for evaluation, which can be activated via the gate input or manually via a button. The module can be reset manually or via a trigger connector.
In voice allocate mode, Shifty alternately distributes the detected CV values plus gate voltages to one of two, three or four pairs of outputs. Users can choose between four running directions, in detail up, down, ping pong and random. With connecting the CV and gate outputs to separate synthesizer voices, pseudo-polyphonic melodies can be created.
For generating chords, there is a shift register mode. Here, each newly detected CV value is assigned to the first pitch output. The previously active pitch voltages are moved by one channel. Again, users can choose between four running respectively assignment directions: Up, down, toggle and scatter. The gate outputs are retriggered with each new note.
CV, gate and reset inputs
Four CV and four gate outputs
3U Eurorack module, 6 HP wide, 40 mm in depth
Power consumption: 49 mA at +12 V and 4 mA at -12 V