Synthesist Ben Wilson, aka DivKid, has introduced his third Eurorack module design, created in collaboration with Steady State Fate, the RND STEP.
RND STEP offers 6 high-performance analog sample and hold functions, split across 3 channels in 4HP. It features 6 analog pink noise generators, unipolar and bipolar outputs, high accuracy sampling, long hold time, trigger normalization for lots of stepped modulation from single triggers, audio rate performance for down-sampling and modulated noise tones.
Each channel features two internal pink noise generators, and two sample and hold circuits split across unipolar and bipolar outputs.The unipolar output always samples its own noise source for a stepped random voltage between 0-5V. The bipolar output by default samples it’s own noise source (for -5V to +5V stepped random). However, you can override that connection with the sample input. This allows for sampling external audio or CV signals, and it can sample voltages anywhere between -10V and +10V with the sample input.
- 6 high performance analogue sample and hold circuits split across 3 channels- a mixture of both unipolar and bipolar outputs
- Highly accurate sampling of external audio and CV sources
- High hold times and low droop rate for holding sampled voltages
- Trigger input normalisation from channel 1
- Only 4HP wide
Topics covered in the demo video:
00:00 Intro & video previews
01:13 RND STEP, accuracy performance testing & Patreon bonus patch book
02:28 Feature run down
03:53 Quad peak animation
04:38 Generating random gates
05:38 Humanising voices & patches
06:34 Sampling modulation for new patterns and melodies
09:07 Generating downsampled “clocked” noise colours
10:01 Noise percussion
10:23 Creating overlapping chord tones sampling 1v/oct pitch
13:17 Musical pitch tracked downsampling
14:27 Downsampling drum breaks
14:35 Downsampling lo fi voice samples
14:45 Auto chordal composition – using random voltages for polyphonic pitch and levels
15:43 Random Panning & Accents + sampling other noise sources for different random voltage distributions
16:05 A bit of everything for good measure!
Pricing and Availability
The RND STEP is available now for $199 USD.