Studio Electronics Boomstar Modular System Modstar Grainy Clamp-It Module
Studio Electronics Grainy Clamp-It is a granular and phase modulated additive oscillator. Wait until you hear the stunning contrast it creates when paired with SE's discrete class A Oscillation module and the inorganic-to-downright-1970s-combo-organy / CS-80-ish tones it can generate — pure voltage-controlled candy!
Here's a breakdown of how Grainy Clamp-It works:
- First stage: additive mixing of 4 harmonics using one of 16 waveforms and one of 16 combinations of harmonics.
- Second stage: granular or phase modulated mixing of the signal from the first stage, with a sync option.
- Back to the first stage: additive section with selection of 16 different combinations of harmonics. The harmonics can be based on a sinewave or on one of 15 other waveforms. There's a separate control for mixing the selected harmonics.
- Back to the second stage: the second processing stage allows granular processing or phase distortion. Granular processing gives you control over grain length and grain position, and can produce sync, detune and wave sequencing effects. Phase distortion allows the signal from stage one to 'look up' non-linearly and can produce thick detune sounds and wildly varying pitch/timbre effects. Both settings have a choice of long buffer length for wave sequencing effects or short buffer length for smoother detuned effects.
As you can see, it's just additive mixing of several combinations of harmonics using a choice of 16 waveforms, followed by granular or phase modulated processing for detuned and wave sequencing effects, with a sync option for further pitch variations. Simple!
- Module controls
- WAVE TYPE knob: selects one of 16 source waveforms
- OT TYPE knob: combines 4 copies of the Wave Type, selects one of 16 variations of four overtones
- OT MIX knob: controls the mix of the four overtones from lowest- to highest-pitched dominance
- DETUNE knob: combines the resulting mix with a copy of itself and detunes it up to one octave
- GRAIN/PD switch: selects the next processing stage - up for granular, down for phase distortion
- Granular mode
- LEN/PITCH knob: sets the grain length for pitch and sync effects
- SPACE/AMT knob: sets the spacing between grains for detune/wave-sequence effects
- FIX switch: in up position the LEN/PITCH knob controls pitch, in down position LEN/PITCH knob controls sync
- RANGE switch: in up position grain sample window is long for wave sequencing (set SPACE/AMT to 0), in down position grain sample window is short for detune effects.
- Phase distortion mode
- LEN/PITCH knob: controls the pitch of the processed sound
- SPACE/AMT knob: controls the amount of phase distortion
- FIX switch: in up position the pitch control of LEN/PITCH is continuous, in down positon LEN/PITCH selects a range of fixed pitches
- RANGE switch: in up position the phase distortion sample window is long for wave sequencing, in down position the phase distortion sample window is short for detune effects
- Patch points
- 1V/OCT input: one volt per octave control voltage input
- L/P CV input: length/pitch control voltage
- OMX CV input: oscillator mix control voltage
- S/A CV input: space/amount control voltage
- OUTPUT: audio output
- Physical specifications
- Size: 19hp
- Module depth: 35mm (with ribbon cable attached)
- Power usage: 50mA @ +12V, 50mA @ -12V
|Included from Manufacturer|
|Depth||35mm (with ribbon cable attached)|
|Module Power Usage||50mA max|
|Unique Features||Mix several combinations of harmonics using a choice of 16 waveforms|
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