Random gate generator
- Internal clock with adjustable rate (with V/O CV input), or division/multiplication of an external clock
- Range selection button further multiplying or dividing the clock by 4
- Rhythm follower/predictor to lock onto uneven clock divisions or rhythmic patterns
- Adjustable jitter (knob and CV), going from perfect tracking to completely erroneous – but always preserving the overall tempo
Two-channel random rhythm generator
- Three gate outputs: t2 is the main output carrying the jittery clock, t1 and t3 are the complementary random rhythm output.
- Three generative models, with CV-controlled bias parameter increasing the density of notes on one channel or the other:
- Random routing of each clock pulse to either outputs, following a coin toss
- Selection of a random division factor for one output, and the reciprocal factor for the other
- Generation of random kick/snare patterns using a process similar to Grids
Random voltage generator
- 3 outputs, either clocked by the 3 outputs of the random gate generator, or by a common external clock
- Distribution control: SPREAD control, scanning between constant, bell-shaped, uniform or discrete distributions; and BIAS control biasing the generated voltage towards the bottom or top of the voltage range
- Adjustable range: 0 to +2V (for melodies), 0 to +5V, -5V to +5V
Quantized or smooth… CV Post-processor
- The STEPS parameter controls the steppiness/quantization of the output voltages
- Turn this knob clockwise and a progressive quantizer is applied to the voltages - progressively reducing the probability of hitting a note outside of the scale, then making accidentals less likely, then giving more weight to the root and fifth - and at the extreme yielding only octaves
- If steppy is not your thing, turn counterclockwise to increasingly slew the output voltages to the point that the module produces smooth, continuous curves
- 6 programmable scales.
- Scales are programmed by playing a short jam in the target scale: Marbles learns which notes are more prominent than others
- The three outputs can all follow the settings dialed on the control panel, or react in different and opposite ways. The turn of a knob can completely push your patch towards a new direction!
Random looping and shuffling
- DEJA VU parameter increasing the probably of re-playing past material to the point that the generated output forms a loop... then increasing the probability of randomizing the order of this loop.
- The DEJA VU control applies to the random rhythm, the random voltages, or to both, or neither of them.
- Adjustable loop length from 1 to 16 steps.
External CV processing
- An external CV can be recorded in the DEJA VU loop in place of internal random voltages.
- All transformations performed by the random voltage generator (looping, shuffling, spreading, transposition, quantization, lag-processing) can be performed on external voltages.
- TLDR: live remixing of external sequences!
Random voltage outputs: X1, X2, X3, Y
Two clock inputs
T-CV inputs: Bias, Rate, Jitter
X-CV inputs: Bias, Steps, Spread
Deja Vu CV input
3U Eurorack module, 18 HP wide, compatible with Skiff cases
Power consumption with full LED illumination: 90 mA at +12 V and 30 mA at -12 V