Clap-522 is based on circuit designs of the instruments MFB-522 and Tanzbär Lite. For using the drum voice in a modular environment, some extras were implemented.
Filter: Sets the basic tonal character of the Clap-522.
Pulse: Chooses the amount of claps produced with each trigger signal.
Wide: Influences the distance between the claps.
Attack: Adjusts the noise audible between the claps.
Decay: Sets the length of the decay phase.
With the exception of Wide, all parameters come not only with potentiometers, but CV inputs as well.
The dynamic trigger input is adjustable in its sensitivity. At completely clockwise position, 0.1 V are sufficient to activate the module.
Clap-522 supports the serial data protocol M-Bus. With the help of a suitable MIDI/CV interface or sequencer, M-Bus allows the user to send control commands to compatible modules without any patch cables at the front of the modular system. Several circuits can be daisy-chained via small wires. M-Bus works twelve times faster than average MIDI setups. In detail, Clap-522 responds to the following signals:
Trigger and velocity (Note #39; Velocity influences the amount of claps produced per trigger signal.)
- Filter (CC20)
- Attack (CC28)
- Decay (CC36)
- Wide (CC44)
CV inputs for pulse, filter, attack and decay parameters
3U Eurorack module, 8 HP wide, compatible with Skiff cases
Power consumption: 30 mA at +12 V and 30 mA at -12 V