Shakmat Modular – Bishop’s Miscellany – Full DIY Kit

This is a full DIY Kit to build the Shakmat Modular – Bishop’s Miscellany. The kit includes the latest ‘main branch’ firmware – v1.2

Features:

  • Dual Stepped CV / Gate Recorder
  • Variable length sequences (up to 32 steps)
  • Shift parameter scanning differents segments in your original sequence.
  • AB switch allowing to record two different 32 steps sequences.
  • Random value generator very handly to create random loops or to play sequences randomly
  • Cut function hacking the gate out 1 for more dynamic phrases
  • CV inputs for Length and Shift functions
  • Gate inputs for all the switch functions (Record, AB, Cut and Random)
  • User replaceable firmware chip
  • High quality metal potentiometer with DJTT double rubbered injected knobs
  • Skiff friendly (22mm deep)
  • 12 HP Wide
  • 20mA on +12V and 0mA on -12V

All build documentation can be found here – http://www.shakmatmodular.com/support.html

Shakmat Modular – Gemini’s Path – Full DIY Kit

Gemini’s Path is a 6HP dual VCA with internal modulation source and trigger extractor. The clever internal interconnection of the components makes Gemini’s Path a panorama and dynamics tool. The module reacts to the transients of incoming CV or audio signals, extracts trigger signals and activates the internal modulation source. A compressor or auto-panner, for example, can be patched in no time at all and can be quickly recalled using the memory function.

Gemini’s Path consists of several internally interconnected sections:

  • Two analog VCAs
  • Trigger Extractor consisting of rectifier, envelope follower and trigger detector. The sum of the incoming audio signals is fed into this section and the threshold potentiometer determines from which incoming voltage value a trigger is extracted.
  • The modulation source is triggered by the above section and generates envelopes, LFOs or random values.

Four modes are available:

-Expander: A release envelope is generated by each incoming trigger. In this case, the Time parameter controls the length of the release envelope and Depth controls the minimum amplitude or offset of the VCA.

-Pump: Compressor with adjustable depth (Depth) and release envelope (Time).

-LFO Pan: The LFO controls the panning of the audio signal and can be modulated in frequency (Time) and stereo spread (Depth). Triggers in this mode serve as soft sync for the LFO.

-Random Pan: Similar to the LFO Pan, the frequency is modulated by the Time parameter and the width of the panorama by the Depth parameter. Unlike the LFO Pan mode, this mode generates random values that move from one value to another. Trigger signals generate new random values.

Four alternative modes are also available:

-Hold Expander: Similar to the Expander mode with the difference that the VCAs are controlled by a hold function instead of a release envelope.

-Animated Pump: Like Pump mode but with a positive Saw-LFO

-Auto Pan: With each incoming trigger the position in the panorama is changed. Time controls the speed of the panning effect and Depth controls the width of the panorama.

-Granuliser: In this mode gates of random length are created which are influenced by the time parameter. The width of the panorama is controlled by the Depth parameter.

Since the module is DC-coupled, it is suitable for processing control signals as well as audio signals.

Features:

• Dual VCA

• Stereo / dual mono dynamic and panning processor

• Low noise and distortion That Corp dual VCA core

• Trigger detector section extracting gates & triggers from any audio / CV signal

• 4 dynamic modes : pump, animated pump, expander and holder

• 4 panning modes : LFO pan, random pan, auto-pan and granuliser

• Simple VCA mode giving direct access to level and panning

• Flexible control assignment : shared, dual or independent control with ability to load different modes for each channel

• Audio and external inputs DC coupled

• Unipolar CV inputs

• User replaceable firmware chip

• Digital jumper allowing to set dynamic modes sensible to triggers or gates

• Current state storing

• Skiff Friendly

• Width: 6HP

Gemini’s Path – Build Document | User Manual

Shakmat Modular – Time Wizard – Full DIY Kit

The Shakmat Modular Time Wizard is an 8HP sextuple clock divider. The module features individual division control for all six outputs and there are different division options available depending on the divider channel being used. The outputs are split into two sections – A and B. Each section can receive its own separate clock input if desired, and there is also extra functionality associated with both sections:

Section A has the ability to multiply incoming clock signals (either x3 or x4) before the clock reaches the dividers. This allows you to easily dial in triplets or create very unusual clock ratio’s – for example: multiply by 4 and divide by 7 at the same time.

Section B has the option to receive it’s own master clock from RST input on the front panel or internally from divider B4. This allows you to create further complex divisions from the dividers below. There is also a jumper on the back of the module that allows outputs B5 and B6 to be switched from triggers to gates.

The module features an internal auto-reset option which comes from divider B6. This can be switched on to affect either just Section A or all of the outputs. There is also a manual reset input on the front panel. Finally there are some additional logic function options for divider A2: This output can be switched to provide the following functions : A2 AND B5 or A2 OR A3.

Time Wizard – Assembly Guide & User Manual

Specifications:

  • Size: 8 HP
  • Depth: 22 mm
  • Current Draw: 20 mA @ 12V, 0 mA @ -12V
  • Trigger Inputs: 0 – 5V
  • Outputs: 0 – 5V

Shakmat Modular – White Gallop – Full DIY Kit

The White Gallop is a limited edition companion of the Shakmat Knight’s Gallop. The White Gallop is less focused on the algorithmic side of rhythm generation and instead provides more assymetrical and unusual patterns. There is also a useful new weapon : the auto-reset function – allowing you to easily reset the generated sequences after 8 or 16 steps.

Just like the Knight’s Gallop, this module is endowed with the same modes and sub modes allowing utility, computational and randomish treatment of the patterns. Of course, we also kept our beloved dual and record modes. White Gallop has the same workflow as it’s predecessor but delivers a totally different rhythmic feeling, ideal for creating interesting rhythms and polyrhythms.

White Gallop – Build Guide | User Manual | Cheat Sheet

Features

  • Dual Output Trigger Generator
  • Variable length sequences (up to 16 steps)
  • Length and Pulse amount potentiometers and CV inputs
  • Shift + & shift – buttons allowing to shift the sequence forward and backward
  • Main mode (MN) providing a lot of utility modes for the second output : reset, no shift, invert and reverse
  • Compute mode (CP) calculating associated sequences for the second output delivering very musical polyrhythms
  • Random mode (RD) adding randomness on the second output sequence, 4 amounts of randomness determined by the sub mode
  • Dual mode (DL) allowing to set the two outputs separately
  • Record mode (RC) turning the Knight’s Gallop into a “play your sequence on the buttons to record it” module
  • Auto-Reset function which automatically resets the sequences after 8 or 16 steps
  • Five different kind of tables for five different rhythmic flavours : As Straight as Possible, Length minus Pulse, Accelerando, Decelerando & Fill Next
  • Elektron style push buttons
  • High quality metal potentiometers with double rubber injected knobs
  • Skiff friendly (25mm deep)
  • Width: 8 HP

Shakmat Modular – Knight’s Gallop – Full DIY Kit

Math & Rhythm

Two outputs and five different rhythmic flavors multiply by a load of “algo-rhythmic” processing to result in a practically infinite number of polyrhythms. That’s the fundamental formula that produces the Knight’s Gallop principle : a dual trigger generator providing sequences according to tables and modes.

The source tables contain patterns such as the Euclidean polyrhythms, and the modes allow the user manipulate and mangle those patterns according to different algorithms. As the module has two outputs, it is a very powerful instrument to create diversified and instantaneous polyrhythms.

Features

• Dual Output Trigger Generator

• Variable length sequences (up to 16 steps)

• Length and Pulse amount potentiometers and CV inputs

• Shift + & shift – buttons allowing to shift the sequence forward and backward

• Main (MN) mode providing a lot of utlity modes for the second output : reset, no shift, invert and reverse

• Compute (CP) mode calculating associated sequences for the second output delivering very musical polyrythm

• Random (RD) mode adding randomness on the sequence feeding the second output, 4 amounts of randomness determined by the sub mode

• Dual (DL) mode allowing to set the two outputs seperatly

• Record (RC) mode turning the Knight’s Gallop into a “play your sequence on the buttons and record it” module

• Five different kind of tables for five different rythmic flavours : Classic Euclidean (CE), Revised Euclidean (RE), Erdos Deep (ED), Divide Integer (DI) & Divided sequences (DS)

• User replaceable firmware chip

• Elektron style push buttons

• High quality metal potentiometer with double rubber injected knobs

• Skiff friendly (25mm deep)

• 8 HP Wide

Shakmat Modular – Clock O’ Pawn – Full DIY Kit

The Clock O’Pawn is a versatile clock sourcing Eurorack module, that’s been designed to be the master clock for your system. Clock O’Pawn boasts four different clock generation sources, with dual clock outputs and a dedicated reset output as well as a transport section that lets you start, stop, and reset connected instruments.

Clock signals can be generated either from the internal BPM potentiometer, the tap tempo button, an external clock source, or the MIDI in (MIDI-TRS cable included). If you get bored by a metronomous clock, turn up the swing function for a nice shuffled feel or for triplets. The second clock output has alternative settings that can be configured to ignore the swing settings, the stop button, or ignore both settings if required. The Clock O’Pawn MIDI input is compatible with both types of MIDI-TRS standard.

Build Guide | User Manual

Features:

  • Dual Output Clock Generator
  • 4 different clock sources: BPM potentiometer, tap tempo, external clock in or MIDI in
  • Reset output generating a reset trigger slightly preceeding the first clock signal
  • Swing function, controlled by a potentiometer, swinging from slight groovy swang to triplets
  • Ergonomic transport buttons allow the user to start, stop, pause and reset the module
  • Second output providing a copy of the first output non affected by the swing, by the stop or by both
  • Compatible with both types of MIDI to TRS adapter (Type B included )
  • User replaceable firmware chip
  • Elektron style push buttons
  • High quality metal potentiometer with double rubber injected knob
  • Width: 6 HP
  • Skiff friendly (25mm deep)
  • Current Draw: 10 mA @ 12V, 0 mA @ -12V

Shakmat Modular – Bishop’s Miscellany – Full DIY Kit

This is a full DIY Kit to build the Shakmat Modular – Bishop’s Miscellany. This includes the latest ‘main branch’ firmware – v1.2

Features:

  • Dual Stepped CV / Gate Recorder
  • Variable length sequences (up to 32 steps)
  • Shift parameter scanning differents segments in your original sequence.
  • AB switch allowing to record two different 32 steps sequences.
  • Random value generator very handly to create random loops or to play sequences randomly
  • Cut function hacking the gate out 1 for more dynamic phrases
  • CV inputs for Length and Shift functions
  • Gate inputs for all the switch functions (Record, AB, Cut and Random)
  • User replaceable firmware chip
  • High quality metal potentiometer with DJTT double rubbered injected knobs
  • Skiff friendly (22mm deep)
  • 12 HP Wide
  • 20mA on +12V and 0mA on -12V

All build documentation can be found here – http://www.shakmatmodular.com/support.html