This is the split-spitz, from 17 frames.
It is perfect for creating your next Epic EuroRack style generative masterpiece.
The split-spitz is a 3 algorithm bernoulli gate.
The first algorithm, Raw, is a traditional bernoulli gate. The percentage knob controls what is forwarded to Hits verses what goes to Alt, from 0% or none, all the way to 100%.
The second algorithm is the grouper. You decide how large the group is, and how many Hits are to be randomly distributed within that group. At the end of the group cycle, it re-distributes the hits again.
The Last algorithm is the limiter. It , like the raw, uses a percentage knob, but it will also override that result if a set number of low results have been reached.
As you can imagine, setting the algorithms at different levels to each other can result in lots of rhythmic possibilities. It’s a good thing, therefore, that they all get their own outputs and indicator lights on the back .
Besides the gates, you also have the ability to add randomness with the Velocity Range knob. At zero, the velocity is passed through exactly as it co mes in. Turn it up a little and you start to add randomness to the existing signal. In another tutorial I’ll show you how this can be useful, just on its own.
On the back of the device I’ve also included two more functions.
The first is a latch gate: it turns on with an incoming gate and then stays on until it is triggered again. This can be useful for adding length to the gates of instruments like pads for example. It can also be creatively used to add different rhythmic variations.
The other function on the back is a binary gate that takes two inputs and gives you three options on producing an output.
The first option is High-High: if both inputs are high it will switch on
The second is an exclusive/or, where if one or the other input is high, but not both, it will switch on
The last option is a Low-Low, where both inputs have to be low to switch on. This one is great for producing inverted signals and interleaved triggers.
To get you jump-started on your next generative experience, Split-Spitz also includes a number of combinator examples and projects. Beats and Melodic examples. Auto generated, or playable live. Also stay tuned to this channel for short tutorials on getting started, as well as other tips and tricks for using the Split-Spitz.