Poly Macro CV

Type: Module

Category: Utility

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Manufacturer: Benard

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This module allows you to make macro changes to a group of poly signal. It can send common CV values to 8 different poly outputs. The big knob sets a global CV value (an offset), which is then scaled independently by the individual channel attenuverters.

There is a mono CV input to modulate the value of the big knob, which is not scaled and is independent of the Range switch. There is also a similar poly CV input that allows you to modulate the individual voices in the poly signal separately. These two inputs can be used simultaneously, and their values will be summed.

The Range switch allows you to set the range of the big knob to + and - 2.5, 5, or 10, and this will be reflected on the labels around the knob. When the Cap CV toggle is engaged, the module will output values only within the specified range, and values above or below will be clipped.

The R button lets you randomize the values of all the channel knobs, which you can also do by sending a trigger to the input on the left side. This allows you to use the module to send a group of random valued poly signals than can then be offset together.

It is great for grouping related poly control signals and modifying them together with a single knob or CV signal, especially for thick textures consisting of several poly signals to create drones or noisy soundscapes. It can be particularly useful for experimenting with FM, allowing you to modify the range of the modulation signals for the several oscillators at once to discover interesting timbers.

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