QuadDivider (QDiv)

Modular and other sound devices from BugBrand.

Moderators: Kent, BugBrand

Post Reply
User avatar
BugBrand
Knowledge of Bugs
Posts: 7123
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:59 am

QuadDivider (QDiv)

Post by BugBrand » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:06 am

I don't think I'd posted a clear picture of the Quad Divider module - part 2 in the ClockBox works (see, of course, the where the ClockBox ideas are heading thread)

Image

I'm still slightly ambivalent on it - I miss the individual outs of the old CLK modules to some extent, though each approach has advantages.
It certainly can provide a lot of interesting and playable rhythm - and even covers the audio range too nicely, so you could use it for sub-harmony generation.

It'll be a little while before I get full documentation done for it. But in essence it has two identical sides, each with two types of divider:
i) left-hand divider is /2-through-/9 - these give a single hi pulse per division range - ie. high for one step, low for the rest
ii) right-hand divider is more binary /2 & /3 then each of these divided down by two - so these are equal spacing high and low.
(yes, diagrams WILL help spell this out more clearly!)

As with the DDSR, I'm not going to overly push it out at this stage, but a few can go out into the world. And I'll continue to play around with core divisionary ideas.

JohnLRice

Post by JohnLRice » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:14 am

Looks nice!

User avatar
T. Jervell
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 442
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:13 pm
Location: Norway

Post by T. Jervell » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:20 am

Looking gooood :love:

User avatar
kingspill
Wiggling with Experience
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:15 pm
Location: CO
Contact:

Post by kingspill » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:38 am

Love this!

User avatar
lud
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1046
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Location: UK

Post by lud » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:12 am

Looks like such a fun playable module with the knobs and switches!

User avatar
BananaPlug
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2529
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Location: PHL USA

Post by BananaPlug » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:34 am

I miss the individual outs of the old CLK modules to some extent, though...
You could provide for bringing individual outs to a separate expansion panel, either as a product for you or left to DIY.

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:59 am

:wookie:
After all the stress at work this morning this is a lovely sight!
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
a100user
All the gear, no idea!
Posts: 3967
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:39 am
Location: Southern England

Post by a100user » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:12 am

Looks great Tom,

How's the quad clk source to go it with coming alone?

With this and the DSSR I'll be in desperate need for something to drive them.
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

User avatar
BugBrand
Knowledge of Bugs
Posts: 7123
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:59 am

Post by BugBrand » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks!
I didn't mention the clocking switch for the right-hand-side dividers - you can clock either from the same source as the left-hand-divider (clk1), the output of the left-hand-divider (div1) or an independent source (clk2)
BananaPlug wrote:You could provide for bringing individual outs to a separate expansion panel, either as a product for you or left to DIY.
Ah, not possible - well, at least for the /2-to-/9 part - those divisions would have to be done with several of the chips.
a100user wrote:How's the quad clk source to go it with coming along?
Quad?! It was a dual, but I was feeling to take it down to a single in 2FW.
You can currently use anything oscillating such as VCO or looping-env -- but I do want a specifically tuned Clock module SOON.

User avatar
batchas
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 4495
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:51 pm

Post by batchas » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:31 pm

I don't remember saying that: your layouts Tom look really clear/great/nice :tu:

A lot of experience behind all this :hail:

User avatar
BananaPlug
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2529
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Location: PHL USA

Post by BananaPlug » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:56 pm

A layout like that one makes me want to brave the slippery slope and invent fractional frac units! Just drill the frames's mounting holes at .75" increments. Then you could make Dual Dividers.
:banana:

User avatar
a100user
All the gear, no idea!
Posts: 3967
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:39 am
Location: Southern England

Post by a100user » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:17 pm

BugBrand wrote:
a100user wrote:How's the quad clk source to go it with coming along?
Quad?! It was a dual, but I was feeling to take it down to a single in 2FW.
You can currently use anything oscillating such as VCO or looping-env -- but I do want a specifically tuned Clock module SOON.
My mistake Tom. I’m keeping the red and blues separate for now so looking for something to sit in the new frames and although tempted by the new VCO module it’s a bit over kill for driving the divider, DDSR etc. However a 2FW LFO’s sounds ideal.
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

User avatar
fredguy
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1444
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Location: Basin and Range

Post by fredguy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm

All I ever wanted in a clock modulator and then some.
"I drink gin, and once, when drinking gin, I made a large man cry." Bill Murray

User avatar
soup
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 504
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:14 pm

Post by soup » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:39 pm

This looks great! It's hard to tell from the pic but can a shorting jack be used diagonally to normal the ouput of a divider into the input of the next divider?

User avatar
BananaPlug
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 2529
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Location: PHL USA

Post by BananaPlug » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:49 pm

There's switches will do 1->2 and 3->4.
Also, 4" Pomona banana cords are the flexible alternative to shorting bars.

User avatar
BugBrand
Knowledge of Bugs
Posts: 7123
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:59 am

Post by BugBrand » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:26 pm

Ah, I don't really keep shorting bars in mind when designing - any positions they do fit is somewhat chance.

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:41 am

This module is a beast! Was enjoying in the wider system but last night put it in a little 8fw config for more focused 'getting to know you' sessions - 1 CVCO, 1 QDIV, 1 Dual Filter, 1 Dual mixer with a Korg SQ-1 for control.
If there's space in my bag it's coming on holiday with me :hihi:

Finding this divider invites unconventional use, the difference in sound for audio rate divisions between the left and right dividers is really useful, and the multiple options for clock sources on each channel via the inputs and switches means this module can easily become a hub for making a cascade of sonic changes with the flick of a switch. Love it Tom!
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
lud
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1046
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 2:02 pm
Location: UK

Post by lud » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:25 am

Received my Divider and it rules! First session last night had some real fun driving the ddsr, clocks from the dual envelopes - pinging the CO filter and cving the Chirper.
Another brilliant Bugbrand module!

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:31 am

How many of these made it out into the wild?
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

User avatar
chrisdermo
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 1:52 pm

Post by chrisdermo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:34 am

Will there be another 1fw module to handle the binary divisions like the upcoming Dual Divide?
Was looking at the CLK2B recently and thought the staircase outputs were a neat idea! (following a trawl through old blue vids and finding a description by Darenager describing his use of the staircase outs to 'flange' a hihat sound he'd constructed).
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, DD3, PRC4, ENV1

Current Bugs frame:
https://www.modulargrid.net/f/racks/view/580413

Post Reply

Return to “BugBrand Devices”