Flexor manual: This module analyzes monophonic audio signals of a melodic nature, and produces a corresponding frequency and gate signal at its output. It is ideal for extracting the pitch from external sources, and applying it on modular oscillators in real-time. The Low Note and Range controllers are used to tune the frequency spectrum of the analysis. Different tracking methods are available for different source types. The gate output is optional. It helps in blocking notes under the indicated Low Note.
Pitch2CV: This module is optimized to track the pitch of instruments.
Pitch2CVII: This module is optimized to track the pitch of vocals.
Low Note: Click and drag up/down on this text-fader to set the lowest note which will be recognized by the Pitch to CV module. Pitch to CV will not recognize notes lower than the displayed note.
Range: This function sets the range in which the Pitch to CV module recognizes pitch. The Range knob adjusts the range up from the note indicated by the Low note window.
Portamento: This function sets the time for a pitch glide between different notes. At its zero position (extreme left), pitch changes from one note to the next will be produced as they originally appear at the incoming audio signal. Turning the knob clockwise will add a gradual transition of pitch between the notes, creating a smooth pitch glide.
Tracking Method: Click and drag up/down on this text-fader to set the pitch-recognition method which will be used to track the fundamental frequency of the incoming audio signal. Accurate is the fastest, while the Smart-Track methods will detect the pitch dynamically. Each Smart-Track method has a different feel, with 1 having the widest and fastest response, and 3 having the tightest pitch detection.
Monitor: This switch activates the monitoring function for the Hz and Samples Per Cycle displays.
Hz: This window is activated only when the Monitor switch is enabled. It shows the frequency of the generated signal, in Hertz (cycles per second), as recognized by the Pitch to CV module.
Samples Per Cycle: This window is activated only when the Monitor switch is enabled. It displays the number of samples in each cycle of the incoming audio signal, as recognized by the Pitch to CV module.
Freq: This is the frequency output of the module, where the generated frequency signal emerges. It is usually connected to the frequency input of an oscillator, in order to make the oscillator play the melody extracted from the incoming audio signal.
Gate: This is the gate output of this module, where generated gate messages emerge. These gate messages are generated every time the Pitch to CV module recognizes an incoming audio signal at a frequency higher than the note indicated at the Low note window. This gate output is optional, needed only on certain occasions. It is useful to help eliminate occasional glitches of pitch recognition, caused by sub-rmonic content in the incoming audio signal. When used, it is usually connected to the gate input of an envelope which controls a VCA module that handles the audio output of the played oscillator, just like a standard noise gate circuit.
dspLoad Pitch2CV: 23.00 / 19.70 / 19.80 monophonic
dspLoad Pitch2CVII: 25.40 / 22.10 / 22.10 monophonic