The Noise Engineering Confundo Funkitus crossfades between two sets of four rhythms using probability. Three different probability curves can be selected to control the behaviour of the crossfader. Per-part switch mutes are included with live performance in mind.
Connect up to four rhythm outputs to each of the two sets of inputs (for example, Numeric Repetitor or Zularic Repetitor). Connect the outputs to modules that take triggers. Drums that take triggers such as Basimilus Iteritas are perhaps the easiest.
Toggle the Curve switch to the top position. If the crossfader is fully left, then only inputs on the left will create gates. If the crossfader is positioned in the middle, the Center light is illuminated the two rhythms are blended together: gates are generated any time either rhythm is played. If the crossfader is all the way to the right the gates generated come from the second (right-hand) set of inputs.
Between these extremes the produced rhythm is a combination of both sets of input weighted by the position of XFADE and which curve is selected.
- INPUTS 1-4 Left – These are gate inputs that feed into the crossfader core. They represent the rhythm that will have 100% probability when the crossfader is fully lft.
- INPUTS 1-4 Right – These are gate inputs that feed into the crossfader core. They represent the rhythm that will have 100% probability when the crossfader is fully right.
- OUTPUTS 1-4 – Where the combined rhythm emerges. Each output is a probabilistic combination of its two similarly numbered inputs.
- MUTES 1-4 – These switches mute their respective output channels.
- CURVE – Three probability modes are available to set the probability function used by the crossfader.
- XFADE – XFADE is the heart of the Confundo Funkitus. Its position, along with the current Curve mode, controls the probability that an individual input gate will be sent to the output.
- XCV – XCV grants CV control over the XFADE controller. XCV is additive with the XFADE control and allows XCV to be unipolar, bipolar and negative unipolar, depending on XFADE’s position. If XFADE is fully left, XCV acts as a unipolar input. When centered, it acts as bipolar. When fully right, it becomes a negative unipolar input.
- BURN – Burn is a button and gate input that pushes all 8 inputs to their outputs, providing a quick way to trigger a short, intense burst of rhythm.
- CENTER – The LED will illuminate when the XFADE is centered. This is used for giving visual feedback that the crossfader is in the center position as well as for calibrating the position of the detent (see below).
Power: A jumper selects using +5V from the power supply, or generating +5V on-board from the +12V rail.
With external 5v selected: 20mA @ +12v / 11mA @ -12v / 20mA @ +5v
With internal 5v selected : 50mA @ +12v / 11mA @ -12v / 0mA @ +5v