Tangible Waves - Quantizer

Tangible Waves - Quantizer

  • $65.00


The QUANTIZER takes four different CV inputs and processes them in a way that the CV values "snap" to the exact values so that oscillators controlled by the outputs of the module play the notes of a selected musical scale. With an encoder one of 16 scales can be selected and is displayed in a text display,

There are 4 independent channels that are quantized to the same selected scale.

Module power consumption: 15 mA


Inputs

  • CV 1 - accept CV for channel 1 of the quantizer
  • CV 2 - accept CV for channel 2 of the quantizer
  • CV 3 - accept CV for channel 3 of the quantizer
  • CV 4 - accept CV for channel 4 of the quantizer

Outputs

  • CV 1 - Quantized CV from channel 1 of the quantizer
  • CV 2 - Quantized CV from channel 2 of the quantizer
  • CV 3 - Quantized CV from channel 3 of the quantizer
  • CV 4 - Quantized CV from channel 4 of the quantizer
  • TRIG 1 - Gate signal on change of CV from channel 1 of the quantizer
  • TRIG 2 - Gate signal on change of CV from channel 2 of the quantizer
  • TRIG 3 - Gate signal on change of CV from channel 3 of the quantizer
  • TRIG 4 - Gate signal on change of CV from channel 4 of the quantizer
  • MULT - unbuffered multiple, unconnected from the module's circuitry
  • B. CV - CV signal from MIDI

Please note:

The notation of the outputs is slightly different on the panel than indicated here. There are two rows of identical outputs, side by side. For each output-trigger there is an activity LED, indicating a change in quantized CV.


Controls

  • SCALE Knob - selects the current scale. 16 scales are available, the selected scale will be displayed in the small display to the right of this knob
  • LOCK Switch - prevents accidental changes of the selected scale when activated
  • OFFSET Knob - Select from up to 12 notes from the well-tempered scale as base-value, depending on the scale selected. All left would be equivalent to a key of C

Please note:

Scale selection directly takes place when the SCALE Knob is turned, clicking it has no specific effect.

Available SCALES, as indicated on the display, are as follows:


  • Minor (e.g. equivalent to A-B-C-D-E-F-G in ‘A minor’)
  • Major (e.g. equivalent to C-D-E-F-G-A-B in ‘C major’)
  • Dorian (e.g. equivalent to C-D-Eb-F-G-A-Bb in ‘C Dorian mode’)
  • Phrygian (e.g. equivalent to C-Db-Eb-F-G-Ab-Bb in ‘C Phrygian mode’)
  • Lydian (e.g. equivalent to C-D-E-F#-G-A-B in ‘C Lydian mode’ )
  • Mixolyd [Mixolydian] (e.g. equivalent to C-D-E-F-G-A-Bb in ‘C Mixolydian mode’ )
  • Locrian (e.g. equivalent to C-Db-Eb-F-Gb-Ab-Bb in ‘C Locrian mode’)
  • Gypsy (e.g. equivalent to C-D-Eb-F#-G-Ab-B in ‘C Hungarian minor scale’ )
  • Whole (equivalent to C-D-E-F#-G#-A# or B-Db-Eb-F-G-A as ‘Whole tone scales’)
  • Pent Min [Pentatonic Minor] (e.g. equivalent to C-Eb-F-G-Bb in ‘C Minor pentatonic’)
  • Pent Maj [Pentatonic Major] (e.g. equivalent to C-D-E-G-A in ‘C Major pentatonic’)
  • 1-3-5 (e.g. equivalent to C-E-G in ‘C’)
  • 1-3-4 (e.g. equivalent to C-E-F in ‘C’)
  • Fifth (e.g. equivalent to C-G in ‘C’)
  • Octave (e.g. equivalent to C in ‘C’)
  • Chromat (The 12 welltempered notes of the chromatic scale)