Studio Electronics Boomstar Modular System Charcot Circles
Studio Electronics Charcot Circles is the first eurorack collaboration between Studio Electronics and eowave, a 16×8 step sequencer that can be used as an 8×16 step track preset (8 CVs & gates), 4×32 (4 CVs & gates), 2×64 (2 CVs & gates) and 1×128 step track preset (1 CV, 1 gate).
- Module controls
- NOTES pad: tap on or off to arm notes. 1/8 notes are on the outside circle, 1/16 notes on the inner. Press and hold a step and then turn the center encoder to change that step's pitch. Use the NOTES pad to set track length by pressing and holding the last note/step desired. Press any of the 16 touch pads (steps) to set the last step in a sequence.
- VEL pad: sets velocity value. Press and hold a step and then turn the center encoder to change that step's velocity.
- LENGTH pad: sets the length of sustain of an individual step. Press and hold a step and then turn the center encoder to set that step's length.
- REGRIG pad: sets the number of times a step will be repeated. Press and hold a step and then turn the center encoder to set the number of retrigs/repeats.
- TOUCH pad: pressure-sensitive 'key' mode, like a stepping Theremin.
- KEY pad: allows individual control of notes which sustain while pressed, letting you 'walk through' your sequence without clock/tempo. Also sets note range and last step for track 1 — select one of the 16 pads for the start note and another for the end.
- GLOBAL pad: Use to set various global parameters:
- > sequence plays in forward direction.
- < sequence plays in backward direction.
- <> sequence plays back and forth in 'pendulum' direction.
- RND sequence plays randomly.
- TUNE tunes the CV output. Hold the pad and then turn the center encoder to adjust global tuning.
- SCALE sets one of sixteen scales, with the default being chromatic.
- LEGATO sets the legato. Only legato notes will glide.
- GLIDE on, off and speed. Hold the pad and then turn the center encoder to adjust glide time.
- CHAN sets the base MIDI channel. You can only change the base MIDI channel; successive tracks increment upwards from there.
- SYNC syncs sequencer to external clock.
- SHUFFLE pad: sets swing before or after note.
- LOAD pad: loads preset into RAM by turning center encoder or selecting preset.
- SAVE pad: saves presets to 256 locations, in 8 banks of 16 presets each.
- BANK pad: selects banks 1 through 8.
- TRK PLAY pad: selects which tracks are played together or not — sets the editing/performance mode for tracks: enable, mute or edit.
- RND TRK pad: sub-function of NOTES mode, randomizes entire sequence not just direction. Successive presses produce ever more chaotic results (while in NOTES mode).
- CLEAR pad: sub-function of NOTES mode, clears the active preset's tracks (while in NOTES mode).
- TRACK pad: selects track to be edited on outer circle—mute track on inner circle.
- TRANSP pad: each pressure pad transposes key, or turning center encoder in TRANSPOSE mode changes key.
- SHIFT button: press and hold to select feature set mode.
- PLAY button: plays the active sequence.
- Patch points
- CV IN input: control voltage input.
- CLOCK IN input: clock source can be a square wave or gate signal (positive logic).
- RESET IN input: positive voltage resets the sequencer to the first step.
- CLOCK: outputs a pulse per step, with the default setting 1/16 notes. In NOTE mode, press SHIFT and PLAY together and then turn the center encoder to clock divide the master tempo.
- RESET: positive reset voltage output.
- VEL: note/step level velocity output.
- GATE: 0/+5v trigger output.
- CV: control voltage output.
- Physical specifications
- Size: 26hp
- Module depth: 39.7mm (with ribbon cable attached)
- Power usage: 85 mA @ +12V, 10 mA @ -12V
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Depth||39.7mm (with ribbon cable attached)|
|Module Power Usage||85mA @ +12V
10mA @ -12V
|Unique Features||Add additional CV/gate outputs with optional BBOX breakout box interface (sold separately). Up to two BBOXes can be connected to a single Charcot Circles module.|
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