Bit quiet around here isn't it. Let me liven things up with a thrilling question.
Through lack of attention I seem to have wound up with 2 midi divider modules (I believe they are called Beat Divider now). Am I right in thinking that because the AE Modular system responds to a single midi channel there really isn't much I can do with two of these modules? Creative thoughts welcomed as I appreciate I may be way off in my logic.
While the BEATDIVIDER is most useful when used with a MIDI clock it can be used with ANY clock signal. For instance you could put the output of a fast LFO pulse into the CLK input and then get a scaled down beat from this. Also if you have two modules and out the MIDI CLK signal into both then you could get 8th notes from one and 32nd notes from the other giving your more rhythmic options.
I agree that the divider is perhaps not the most versatile module but remember it's a modular for a reason, you can feed any signal into that divider and see what comes out. In the +5 months that I have used the beat divider I have not fed it any midi clock yet, instead I feed it lfo, env, noise, grains ,and audio signals.
You can feed the same MIDI clock, or LFO, into both of them and get different outputs for each one. As said, it might not be the most useful module to have twice, but it all depend on how creative you may be with them
I run the BEATDIVIDER and MMDIVIDER all the time. In fact these two plus the rbss is my system clock cluster of modules. I don't use drum sounds. Instead using the CV out to the CV in of filters, wavefolders, and VCOs gives me the rhythm but without drum sounds. Aside from the low-pass gate, I've never liked synth drum sounds.
In fact 4mscompany.com/ line of modules is all about clocks and dividers of varying sorts. It's like building a complex sequencer out of smaller individual modules. Here's what I mean.
You have two BEATDIVIDERS. Set them to different rates via a single LFO, e.g., one set to 1/32, the other set to 1/8, you'll get polyrythms. Run that through a delay you'll get more complex polyrhythms. Run the triggers through the TRIP module and you have a far superior drum machine than anything you can buy on the market. Run everything through TRIP, then the lofi DELAY, then the pingpong on the MULTIFX and you have an infinite selection of rhythms that can't be matched by a traditional drum machine. And, you have full control over every aspect of the system. Everything is just a wire and knobs tweak aways from a whole world of possibilities you've never even considered.
What's more is you can take these various CV outs and combine them in the POLAMIX to get even more complex rhythms.
Thanks so much for this advice - I should have realised that there is 'always a way' with AE modular. I ordered the TRIP about a week ago which is fortuitous. I will give all of these suggestions a go - polyrhythms sounds like a terrific idea.
Same here, got both always in action. Usually one for the master clocking of the general patch and the other for polyrhythms in live tweaking jam situation.
For generative patch. I like also to put them in series so I can have many different clock division and some really slow. The slowest with logic module help could be many bars comparing to general bpm which I use for sample and hold to get the main cv a general change (pitch, amount of effects or switching voices). ...