2Auto Manual v1.0

Module Overview

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.

Mode Color
Recording Red
One-Shot Cyan
Loop Magenta
Synced One-Shot Yellow
Synced Loop Green


An overview of the inputs.

Pin Function
TRIG A Trigger input for channel A.
TRIG B Trigger input for channel B.
SYNC Trigger input for synchronization.
-- (x4) Multiples
BUS CLK Bus clock signal.


An overview of the outputs.

Pin Function
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 Lock setting.


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 Sync switch.

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.

Tips & Tricks

Recording 'Nothing'

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.

Clearing Automation

Similarly, automation can be 'cleared' by turning the automation knob all the way to the left, letting go, and tapping it once.

Patch Examples

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.

Filter Automation

2Auto can automate the cutoff of a filter to achieve dubstep style sounds!

Pitch Automation

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.

Mix Automation

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.

Routing Automation

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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