Make Noise today introduced the 0-CTRL, a touch-controlled desktop sequencing module, and has worked with several synthesists to get early hands-on demos available.
The 0-CTRL is a patchable, clockable controller and step sequencer for voltage controlled synthesizer systems. Designed to complement the 0-Coast synthesizer, the 0-CTRL is a tabletop device whose inputs and outputs follow Eurorack standards, so it can also be used with a modular system or other cv/gate synthesizers.
The loopop video, embedded above, offers an overview and then dives into a variety of applications for the 0-CTRL.
5:50 Inputs, outputs
7:00 Basic patches
7:10 Keyboard “mode”
8:45 Sequence control
11:10 Gate time trick
12:20 Analog quantizer?
15:10 0-CTRL as a multi frequency sub oscillator
17:25 Playing subharmonics with 0-CTRL
20:00 Module pairings
21:00 Slew limiter
21:45 CV to sample
23:25 Glide sequencing
24:20 Misc tips
24:55 Clock mix
26:15 Pros, cons
The next video, by mylarmelodies, offers an overview, but emphasizes exploring the 0-CTRL in action:
2:53 0-Ctrl Concepts
3:54 Explaining The Three Sequencing Rows
4:55 Dynamic Gate Demo
6:32 Dynamic Contour Output Demo
8:48 Time Row/Per-Step Swung Timing Demo
10:32 Touch Plate Keyboard/Bottom Left Plates Demo
13:18 Using Stacking Cables to Send CV to Multiple Places
14:09 Using Gates to Change Direction/Reset/Stop
15:44 Interrupt Function to Jump Sequence Around By Hand
17:09 Sequencer Reset Demo – How It Resets to Last Touched Plate
19:31 Sequencer Stop Demo – Programming ‘Playhead’ to Stop on a Step
19:58 Touch Gate Output – Outputs a Gate Every Time Plate is Touched
21:29 Pressure Output – Outputs a Smooth CV Based on Finger Contact on Plates
22:56 Interrupt and Pressure Working Together
23:43 DEMO ONE: 0-Ctrl of Mutable Instruments Rings, with Basimilus Iteritas Alter
27:14 DEMO TWO: Techno Duet for 0-Coast and Basimilus Iteritas Alter
29:47 DEMO THREE (Various): 0-Coast and System 80 880, Erbe Verb on the 0-Coast.
Finally, here’s Hainbach‘s take on the 0-CTRL:
Pricing and Availability
The Make Noise 0-CTRL is available now for $399 USD.