Boundary Reflector

Limit arpeggiators, transform LFOs, shape oscillators, modify envelopes, distort audio, and run signals through a hall of mirrors. A different take on a CV limiter, replacing wall-like behavior with bounce-like behavior, the Boundary Reflector sets lower and upper boundaries for incoming signals (either boundary can serve as top or bottom). Peaks that would extend past the boundary are instead reflected back by the same amount they would have gone over. The boundaries can be quantized to note values or octaves (upper & lower green buttons) for musical results and things get really interesting when the boundaries are modulated by CV (bottom jacks).

Initiated by a VM user, this module addressed the issue that limiters tend to output an abundance of signal right at their limit, making for flatter results than desired. The Boundary Reflector instead reflects the signal back into a bounded region, and it ends up being useful across a broad range of applications, often increasing complexity and dynamic behavior in both subtle and transformative ways.


Jun 22, 21

Generative, regenerated

Randomness contains repetition as a definitive property. Playertron brings us BOUNDARY REFLECTOR to remove the artifacts of limiters and restores a natural musicality to user constraints with a uniquely modular sensibility. Ease of use, CV control, and the power of the process makes this a must have for experimental and generative music!

(and the visual feedback is a useful and creative touch)


Jun 30, 21

keep your pitch in range!

This is one of the most useful tools you can have for (semi-)random melody generation. it does not only hard limit incoming cv to boundaries, which results in these boundaries being overpresent, it reflects the signal back on a boundary. you can even chain multiple modules to restrict the bounced back cv even further. the boundaries are even modulatable! just patch an lfo into Boundary Reflektor followed by an s&h and quantizer and you're set for melodies in your preferred pitch range! awesome tool! highly recommended!