Euclidean Circles V2 features two modes of operation. In the first mode, three tracks are defined as main channels. For each instance, users can place active steps based on the Euclidean algorithm. Additionally, it is possible to set the track length and a start position. The other three channels deliver matching offbeat material. In the second mode of operation, all tracks work independently from each other. New in the revised version: Individual channels can be switched to a normal step sequencer mode. An example of use: Program kick and snare manually, while other tracks add hi-hats and percussion sounds based on the Euclidean algorithm.
Results are emitted via six trigger connectors. For synchronizing the Euclidean Circles with other modules, there are clock and reset inputs. Alternatively, a built-in clock generator can be used. Patterns contain up to 16 steps. Several tracks can be chained to form more complex sequences. Mutual control options are available as well. Via random functions, it is possible to mute steps by chance. Furthermore, users can reset one or more channels manually.
Editing the module is done via illuminated rotary encoders with push function. Around the control elements, there are multi-colored LED circles, which visualize active steps as well as the module’s configuration. Thanks to color coding, users always know which parameter is currently accessed. In addition, the V2 model is equipped with a multifunctional button. It can be used for various tasks. For instance, you may switch between tracks respectively presets, (de)activate a mute function, send transport commands or freeze patterns via this control element. – Details can be found in the manual.
The pulse width of trigger signals generated by the Euclidean Circles is adjustable. The module’s power consumption highly depends on the LED brightness set by the user. Rhythms and configurations can be saved in 16 preset slots. Thanks to a new processor with more memory, VPME was able to add an auto save function to the Euclidean Circles V2. Furthermore, the firmware is now easily updatable.
Clock and reset inputs
Six trigger outputs
3U Eurorack module, 10 HP wide, compatible with Skiff cases
The power consumption ranges from 70 mA to 160 mA at +5 V, depending on the LED brightness
No power consumption at +12 V and -12 V