Poly Interval Switch

Manufacturer: Benard

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This is the poly version of the Interval Switch.

This module works like an octave switch, allowing you to add a DC offset to each voice of an incoming poly signal (or to zero if no signal is connected) to control the frequencies of a poly oscillator or the cutoffs of a poly 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 a mono CV connected to the respective CV input, to automate the jumps. If a poly CV signal is connected, it will override the mono CV signal and the toggles will disappear. This is because now you can have separate switch values for each voice in the poly signal, making it possible to create some really interesting arpeggios and textures.

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, or a poly LF Noise or poly Sample & Hold to the poly CV input to choose independent values for each voice in the poly signal. 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.