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arabesque? indian? oriental?
The Programmable Scale Generator exceeds the possibilities of an ordinary quantiser module. While a quantiser usually is chromatic only and with a little luck it allows major and minor scales, a programmable scale generator like the RS-130 makes it possible to freely program scales beyond the customary semitone scale with all their derivates. Scales with quarter-note or eighth-note intervals are possbile which is important e.g. for indian or oriental music.
Two modes determine when quantisation takes place: in "free run" it happens only when input voltage changes. In "gate" mode quantisation happens when the RS-130 receives a gate signal.
Six quantisation modes are available:
- Quantiser: Acts as a normal chromatic quantiser for semitones
- C major scale: when offset = 0 and no CV at the transpose input it creates only a C major scale (C, D, E, F, G, A, B)
- C minor scale: when offset = 0 and no CV is present at the transpose in, only a C minor is created (C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb)
- C major Arpeggio: when offset = 0 and no CV is present at the transpose in, only a C major arpeggio is created (C, E, G)
- C minor arpeggio: when offset = 0 and no CV is present at the transpose in, only a C minor apreggio is created (C, Eb, G)
- user memory mode: creates user programmed scales
When setting a fixed voltage with the offset control (0-2V, ie. two octaves offset), you apply a fixed transposition to the scale. Anypossible scale can be set when you use the transpose CV inputs in addition.
At each quantisation process a trigger signal will fired at the trig out which you can use for clocking a sequencer or a fireing envelopes.
englische Bedienungsanleitung (pdf);http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/pdf/RS130.pdf;Produktseite bei Analogue Systems;http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/modules/rs130.htm
Starting almost in parallel with Doepfer, Bob Williams established back in 1998 his own modular system with fine circuits reminiscent of the British tradition initiated with EMS in the 1970s. Despite offering initially a different power connector and panel width standard (which left a 1,5HP gap), all modules bearing the "N" on their names are adapted to work seamlessly with most eurorack cases. Still, it is worth checking the depth of your case.