Interval Switch

Type: Module

Category: Controller

Updated: Mar 23, 2020

Manufacturer: Benard

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This module works like an octave switch, allowing you to add a DC offset to an incoming signal (or to zero if no signal is connected) to control the frequency of an oscillator or the cutoff of a filter. With the knobs at their default values, you can jump octaves between 1, 0 and -1 by engaging toggles A, B, and C respectively. You can also control the switching with CV, to automate the jumps.

But this module goes much further than that, as the knobs can be set to any value between -5 and 5 V. So you can create 3 pitch jumps of any values in order to create arpeggios, trills, or modulations.

You can also input the number of semitones directly when editing the knob values by typing "st" (for semitones) after the number value. So if you wanted to create a minor arpeggio for example, you could type 0, 3 st, and 7 st when editing the respective knobs. Without the st at the end the numbers will be interpreted as normal voltage values and will be capped by the range of the knobs.

The link button between the two channels makes the knobs on the bottom channel follow the ones of the top channel. This is useful when you want to have the same intervals for two different destinations. The triggering will still be independent, so you can have variations of texture and rhythm with the same intervals, and the inputs signals will also remain separate.

You can connect the output of a sample and hold to the CV input to randomly choose between the 3 knob settings. Voltage values below -1.667 will select Interval C, above 1.667 Interval A, and in between Interval B. If you want to produce a trill between just two values, use a square wave to select between Intervals A and C.

This module is part of the Benard Mega Bundle Vol. 3.