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The Expert Sleepers General CV module has a number of operation modes, including behaving like a modular VCO, automatically creating chords and arpeggios from a pitch CV, playing MIDI files from an SD card, and becoming a drum machine with up to 9 independent drum trigger inputs. Once your sounds are playing in the General CV, you can change parameters in real-time. For example you can edit chords, keys, and arpeggio mode whilst it's playing. Depending on which mode the General CV is in, will depend on what each parameter or control does. All modes offer reverb, chorus, and global EQ settings.
Range Of Sounds
The General CV module features 128 General MIDI sounds. These range from guitars, piano, bass, woodwind, horns, FX, and much more. In addition, the module also features an extensive range of drum sounds for you to use. General CV also offers a range of effects for spicing up your sounds, including a range of reverb and chorus effects.
CV To MIDI Mode
When this mode is active, the General CV acts as an eight voice synthesizer. There is also a quantiser featuring 15 scales, which forces the incoming pitch CV into a certain key or scale before it is used.
Playing From Micro SD Card
General CV features a clocked playback mode, which allows it to play MIDI files stored on an SD card. It does so in time with a clock pulse provided to the X input. General CV can handle both single and multi-track files, allowing you to play 16 tracks at the same time. Additionally, the free playback mode can be used to play SD cards. When in this mode the playback speed is set by data contained in the MIDI file, which can be modified by CVs.
The drum modes allow the General CV module to trigger the General MIDI drum sounds, which can be selected under CV control. You can control the velocity, drum sounds, amount of FX, pitch, volume, and panning of the drum sounds.
Chord & Arpeggiator Modes
Chord mode allows you to take a pitch CV and then turn it into a musical chord. You can control the chord key, scale, and inversion, allowing for flexibility. You can easily transpose, adjust filter cutoff, and ADSR times of the chord. On the other hand, arpeggio mode takes a pitch CV, and rather than playing all the notes as a chord, it plays them as a continuous arpeggio, synced with the provided clock.
- Direct CV control of the General MIDI sound chip
- 128 General MIDI sounds + additional drum sounds
- Behaves like a modular VCO
- Stereo reverb, chorus and EQ
- Automatically create chords and arpeggios from a pitch CV
- Play MIDI files from an SD card, including special support for playing loops synced to a clock pulse
- Can be a drum machine with up to 9 independent drum trigger inputs
- 8 modes of operation: CV to MIDI, VCO, clocked playback, free playback, drum , drum 9, chord, arpeggiator
- 'Select Bus' compatible
- Width: 12HP
- Depth: 50mm
- CV Inputs: 3 unipolar CV inputs (0-5V), 4 bipolar CV inputs (+/-5)
- Outputs: 2 stereo left & right
- Encoders: 5 rotary, each with push button
- Display: 0.91-inch OLED display
- SD Slot: Micro SD card slot
- Power: 91mA +12V, 27mA -12V