Random Note Selector

$10.99 $20.99

With a full set of note-probability sliders at your fingertips, you can shape the generation of random notes.

Just send it a trigger or gate pulse (or any signal the rises over 0V) (to CLOCK IN), and out comes pitch cv, feeding your oscillators notes. Notes with higher fader settings are more likely to be selected. It's fun to assign those faders to a midi controller or to modulate them via the center row of CV jacks.

Better yet, there's a "tracking" section which takes note input (pitch cv & gate) to detect notes and generate a probability distribution based on your keyboard playing or any other source of notes. Feeding it notes from your other tracks, you can get random remixes and harmonies. You can even adjust how much each note detection advances the slider upwards, and negative values are available so that detected notes can become less likely. It's even useful to ride the control to give some moments greater or lesser weight in determining the distribution. The reset jack receives a pulse and zeroes the sliders, allowing periodic startovers or convenient clearing.

An internal clock with a BPM slider (bottom) will activate notes until you patch in a trigger/gate/clock input, and it has a 50% duty cycle (0-5V) coming out of a dedicated output to drive envelope generators or to clock sequencers.

Lower dials (white) help you curate the pitch output. RPT (repeat) goes from allowing zero repeated notes to passing them through frequently, and the MIN & MAX dials can be used to set octave boundaries (either can serve as min or max). Since these controls are modulatable, you can dynamically adjust the rate of note repeats and the octave distribution of random notes. The TRANS control transposes by semitones and its neighboring silver dial offers fine tuning of the output pitch cv. The attached jack sums with the output, so you can play notes into it as a means of transposing the output.

This is the random note generator that can listen to friends, but it's also happy to ride alone. Shaping note occurrences with sliders provides a quick, easily manipulated, and visual method for obtaining curated yet random notes.