The Noise Engineering Melotus Versio is a stereo texturizer that uses granular processing to transform and reshape sound. Designed to be played by hand or manipulated within a patch, Melotus is everything from a grain delay to a completely transformative texturizer with grain control and manipulation of triggering, direction, and randomness.
Filter audio with a lowpass/highpass combo filter that adds haunting shimmers and subharmonics. Freeze grains by hand or with triggers and gates, or clock them to create rhythmic effects.
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- Blend: Dry/wet balance control. When turned fully left, the unmodifed input signal is passed through. Fully right, only the processed signal is heard. Points in the middle give you a mix of both.
- Sparse: Changes the number of grains from 24 at minimum to 1 at maximum. Grains become more obvious as the knob is turned up.
- Tone (bipolar): Filter and effects. To the left of 12:00, Tone acts as a lowpass filter and adds in detuned subharmonics. To the right of 12:00, Tone acts as a highpass filter and adds in a slightly detuned octave-up shimmer.
- Length: Changes the length of the grain from .2s to 2s.
- Regen: Feedback control. All the way to the left, feedback is minimized. As the knob is turned, the amount of feedback increases, creating longer textures and complex e ects. Past 3:00 the grain feedback ducks, based on new sounds at the input.
- Delay: Sets the delay time of the grains from .1s to 8s. When in clocked mode, Delay acts as a clock divider/ multiplier with the following settings: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/1, 5/4, 3/2, 7/4, 2/1
- Cohere: Reduces the randomness of grain triggering as the knob is turned up. Flow: Gate/trigger input and respective button; behavior is based on the Clk/Hld/Frz switch setting.
- Rev/???/Fwd: Grain playback direction. Selects between backward, chaos, and forward.
- Clk/Hld/Frz: Mode selector that sets the button behavior.
- Clk: In Clk mode, the Flow button acts as a tap tempo, and the Flow input acts as a clock in. Holding the button down for a few seconds clears a tapped clock. Note that clocks set in this mode are remembered when switching modes.
- Hld: In Hld mode, Flow acts as a grain-freeze toggle. Pressing the Flow button or sending trigger inputs freeze the current grain until the next button press or trigger in.
- Frz: In Frz mode, the Flow button freezes the current grain while the Flow button is pressed or a gate at the Flow input is high, and unfreezes when the button is released or the gate goes low.
Power: 70mA @ +12v / 70mA @ -12v
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