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MUSICAL FEATURES

Z-DSPThis is a DSP card for granular processes. Z-DSP is required for use.
  Grain de Folie uses 3,4, 6 or XNUMX grains (small recorded chunks of audio) depending on the algorithm. The playback time of each grain is called the grain size and can be controlled by many algorithms.

Of the three parameter knobs on the Z-DSP, the leftmost one (VC-DSP3) always controls sampling to the granular process. When the knob position is 1, audio is always recorded and granularized in real time. At 0-1% the audio is frozen and no new sampling is done. At 25-26%, the audio is fed back in grains, and the amount of feedback increases as the knob goes to the right. The glitchiness increases when the feedback amount is high.

The functions of the eight algorithms and the knobs / CVs other than VC-DSP8 are as follows.
  • 1. Four Spread Grains 1: Four grains are played from random positions in memory. Two grains are played from the left and two grains are played from the right. VC-DSP4 controls the grain size, VC-DSP2 controls the grain spread (random strength)
  • 2. Four Spread Grains 2: Similar to 1, but the same for 4 grain sizes. This reduces the sense of stereo and is ideal for rhythmic effects. VC-DSP2 controls the grain size and VC-DSP3 controls the grain spread.
  • 3. Pitch Modulated Grain1: The four grains are played from random positions in memory and the pitch is modulated by the LFO. Two grains are played from the left and two grains are played from the right. VC-DSP4 controls the grain size, VC-DSP2 controls the pitch modulation strength
  • 4. Pitch Modulated Grain2: Similar to Program 3 but with a stronger pitch modulation than 3
  • 5. Three Pitched Grains: Three grains are played from random positions in memory. The amount of pitch shift is the same for all grains. One grain will be played from the left, the other from the right, and the other one will alternate left and right. VC-DSP3 controls grain size, VC-DSP1 controls pitch shift amount
  • 6. Six Grains Stereo: Six grains are played from random positions in memory. VC-DSP6 controls three grain sizes, VC-DSP2 controls the remaining three grain sizes.
  • 7. Three Flying Grains: Three grains are played from random positions in memory. VC-DSP3 controls grain size, VC-DSP2 controls panning modulation
  • 8. Three Modulated Grains: Three grains are played from random positions in memory. VC-DSP3 controls grain size, VC-DSP2 controls grain size modulation.
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