Mod­u­lar Monthly

Pat­tern Cre­ation And Ma­nip­u­la­tion

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Ab­stract Data firmly placed them­selves on the map with the quick and sim­ple clock­ing, pat­tern gen­er­a­tion, tempo synced (or not) mod­u­la­tion of the ADE-32 Oc­to­con­troller. The ADE-33 Event Boss is the Oc­to­con­troller’s most trusted part­ner in crime – if the crime is quick, fun, in­ter­ac­tive and CV con­trol­lable rhythm gen­er­a­tion that is. The Event Boss works on the idea of ‘events’ – things you plug into the in­puts such as gates, clocks, trig­gers, square wave LFOs etc. One key point is that the Event Boss doesn’t sync to the sig­nals you put in, it sim­ply reads and ma­nip­u­lates them. Steady clocks can be­come pat­terns, trig­gers can be­come longer gates, phases can be shifted, logic func­tions per­formed over two in­puts and al­ready rhyth­mic pat­terns fur­ther ma­nip­u­lated and var­ied. It’s a hub of rhyth­mic in­spi­ra­tion, like a band mem­ber that never shows up hun­gover. Sim­ple, re­peat­able, in­finitely useful across its six global modes, no mat­ter how many volt­ages you throw at the in­puts it stays mu­si­cal. Op­er­a­tion is sim­ple, with only min­i­mal but­ton hold­ing to en­ter a one-tier menu sys­tem. For ex­am­ple, you hold both A1/A2 se­lect and mode se­lect to choose any of the six func­tions (Vari­ables, Mul­ti­ples, Prob­a­bil­ity, Logic, Phase and Gates). Press this again to re­turn to nor­mal ac­tiv­ity and se­lect one of six lo­cal modes, which change the be­hav­iour fur­ther. Im­por­tantly, you don’t need to un­der­stand what’s go­ing on un­der the hood. Sim­ply choose a mode, plug some sig­nals in and start mak­ing new rhythms.

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