2Auto is a two channel CV automator. CV automations are recorded by turning the touch-detecting knobs on each channel. Automations can be played back as a one-shot or loop.
The signal LED above each channel shows the current level of the output, and is additionally color coded to show the current channel settings.
An overview of the inputs.
|TRIG A||Trigger input for channel A.|
|TRIG B||Trigger input for channel B.|
|SYNC||Trigger input for synchronization.|
|BUS CLK||Bus clock signal.|
An overview of the outputs.
|OUT A (x3)||CV output for channel A.|
|TRIG A||Trigger output for channel A.|
|OUT B (x3)||CV output for channel B.|
|TRIG B||Trigger output for channel B.|
Trigger outputs fire at the end of a one-shot, or as the loop resets.
Automation can be recorded by simply turning the knob on each channel. The recording knob is touch-detecting and will begin recording as soon as the knob is touched. The output will immediately begin outputting the CV value of the recording knob.
The maximum recording duration for each channel is 30 seconds.
Since recording will begin as soon as the knob is touched, accidents can happen. Therefore you can lock your
recording by switching on the
Depending on the
Loop switch is set to, recording and trigger events will be handled differently:
|Mode||Recording Finished||Trigger (Button or Input)|
|Loop On||Loop begins.||Loop is reset.|
|Loop Off (One-Shot)||Playback stops.||Playback is triggered / retriggered.|
Patterns can be synchronized to an external clock by switching on the
For sync to work, a couple things need to be true:
Provided the requirements are met, switching on the sync setting will lock the automation to the sync signal, even if it changes in frequency.
Note that automations are sampled at a fixed rate, so increasing or decreasing tempo will increase/decrease the resolution of the recording accordingly.
Since recording begins as soon as the recording knob is touched, the initial value can be recorded without turning the knob at all. This can be quite useful for long fade-ins or any other automation that begins with a fixed value and becomes more active as time progresses.
Similarly, automation can be 'cleared' by turning the automation knob all the way to the left, letting go, and tapping it once.
2Auto is an incredibly simple/versatile module, so your patches are really only limited by your imagination. That being said, that can also make it hard to think up specific use cases for it. Here are some examples to kick-start your own experiments.
2Auto can automate the cutoff of a filter to achieve dubstep style sounds!
2Auto can be a quick and dirty way to come up with a melody line. If you don't mind some imperfect pitch it can be used as-is. Alternatively, it can be run through a quantizer for more 'melodic' results.
2Auto can be an interesting way to control the levels and panning of sounds in your mix. Moving things in/out/around the stereo field can be a great way to add interest to your mix.
2Auto can be used in combination with something like Tangible Wave's SELECTOR module to automate where signals are routed. This can be used to switch sounds in and out, or even to create a song progression.
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