Intellijel Designs - Shifty
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Polyphonic music made easy –Shifty is a combination of four sample and hold stages, a sequential gate and a sequencer controller. The module allows musicians to convert monophonic sequences of notes into (pseudo-)polyphonic melodies with two to four voices. – A fascinating process. Tipp: Use a different kind of oscillator or different settings for each voice. Alternatively, Shifty can be used as an analog shift register. – A great option for creating interesting chords. In a more basic way, Shifty can be used as a simple Sample and Hold respectively Track and Hold module or as a sequential gate.
Simplified, Shifty distributes incoming pitch CV and gate signals to up to four pairs of outputs. The CV input processes control voltages in the range of 0 to +10 V. Sample and Hold or Track and Hold algorithms are used for evaluation, which can be activated via the gate input or manually via a button. The module can be reset manually or via a trigger connector.
In voice allocate mode, Shifty alternately distributes the detected CV values plus gate voltages to one of two, three or four pairs of outputs. Users can choose between four running directions, in detail up, down, ping pong and random. With connecting the CV and gate outputs to separate synthesizer voices, pseudo-polyphonic melodies can be created.
For generating chords, there is a shift register mode. Here, each newly detected CV value is assigned to the first pitch output. The previously active pitch voltages are moved by one channel. Again, users can choose between four running respectively assignment directions: Up, down, toggle and scatter. The gate outputs are retriggered with each new note.
|Power consumption +12V:||49|
|Power consumption -12V:||4|
Danjel van Tijn started in eurorack with the Mind Meld, an expander for the Livewire Vulcan Modulator. Seeing the potential of eurorack, Danjiel quit his day job at a big corporation and founded Intellijel, which rapidly become a mainstay in the modular, with collaborations with Canadian fellow engineers such as: Cylonix, David G. Nixon or AAS (known for their physical modelling plug-ins). By now Intellijel has one of the most extensive catalogs in eurorack.