Tirana V2 features four directly editable steps for programming CV and gate / trigger signals. Each step can be muted individually. However, it isn’t skipped. Only the gate / trigger output will deactivate, the CV socket remains active. In other words, you can program slides. Switching between gate and trigger mode is done via a button combination. Using two jumpers on the back of the module, musicians can calibrate the Tirana’s CV range. The following options are available:
- Unipolar mode of operation in the range from 0 V to +10 V or 0 V to +5 V.
- Bipolar mode of operation in the range from -5 V to +5 V or -2.5 V to +2.5 V.
Steps can be repeated up to four times. Their length remains the same. This means that, all in all, Tirana 2 is able to produce sequences with a length of 16 steps. More extensive patterns can be programmed by linking to or more modules via ribbon cables. Alternatively to the repetition mode described above, musicians can activate a ratcheting function per step. The difference is that with ratcheting, the length of one step is divided in up to four notes.
A trigger signal at the direction socket makes Tirana 2 switch between two playback modes: Forward and backwards. For transposing sequences, there is a CV input. Thanks to this connector, Tirana 2 can be used as an arpeggiator.
For controlling the module, there are clock and reset inputs. Incoming clock signals can be divided by a factor of 2, 3 or 4.
XAOC name their products after places and cities of the former Eastern Bloc. Tirana is Albania's capital.
Please note: The pictures show the first version of the Tirana. The new model looks almost the same.
Direction trigger input
Transpose CV input
Trigger output, CV output
3U Eurorack module, 6 HP wide, 40 mm in depth
Power consumption: 30 mA at +12 V and 5 mA at -12 V