pugix wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:21 pm
That sounds very harmonious, and not too chaotic.
I was considering a pair of ADDAC215s, but then I realized I already had enough sample & holds.
Allow me to point out that the ADDAC215 is far more than a pair of S&Hs. It was meant to make the Rate-of-Change patch a breeze (which it does and then some).
The ADDAC215 has two S&H/T&Hs, slew, a switch between the two sections to act as a flip-flop, and a bunch of functions at the output to calculate the addition/subtraction etc of the two outputs. That's a lot of utility in 6hp, and some very clever normalizations. It's a very useful module for generative patches and more.
Disclaimer: I worked on this design with ADDAC System.
PhineasFreak wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:44 pm
ok, i give in - why s&h/t&h? i see em used in damn near every patch in this thread and i dont get why - are they anything different to any other shaped modulation source?
If I had to put it in the simplest or most abstract terms possible, I'd say that S&H/T&Hs are the memory part of these patches. In a generative patch you want things that have happened to influence things that will happen. In order to do that you need a type of memory to recall the "what happened" and repurpose it for future use. That's where S&H come in: they sample a value of something at some point in time, to be later used at a point in time in the future.
That allows a lot of things to take place, amongst which some self reference or semblance of repetition, which ties up various aspects of these patches together, and gives some cohesion. The difference between chaos and randomness. Depends on the patch of course.
Hope that helped!