Dice is a six-way clickless signal router. The input may be routed to one or more of the six outputs, controlled by rolling the dice. A large, 7-segment LED display shows the most recently rolled number along with clock information.
Dice can be used to route audio or CV, and will route audio clicklessly provided the waveform crosses 0v.
Dice includes a few different modes which may be combined to influence the way in which the outputs can be activated, including:
- Exclusive mode – only one output may be active at a time
- Skip mode – activating an output prevents the output from being deactivated until reset
- Auto-reset mode – when in skip mode, reset once all outputs are in the skip state
Additionally, the dice can be rigged with the central fader, biasing the dice to roll certain numbers more often than others.
Rolling a dice
Plug a clock, gate, or other CV source into the roll input. The module will roll a dice, toggling the output rolled. By default multiple outputs may be active at the same time, however different modes can change which outputs may be activated and deactivated, but we’ll get to that later…
While the Dice module does not have a dedicated roll button, connecting a gate signal to the roll input will allow for manual, randomised control.
Rigging the dice
To influence which dice is rolled, use the central fader. When centered, the dice is fair, that is, all sides of the dice have an equal chance to be rolled. Moving the fader position over each output biases the dice to roll the corresponding number and those either side of it more often. To try this for yourself, with a clock running into the roll input, move the central fader to the left and right. About 50% of the time, the dice rolled will be the one over the output.
The simplest of the four buttons along the top, exclusive mode allows only one output to be active at a time. For example, with a clock running into the roll input, toggling the exclusive mode on will only allow for a single signal output to be active at once. Toggling it off again allows for more than one output to be active.
Skip mode prevents the same output from being activated more than once. Once a dice has been rolled, the output is marked with a red LED. Until the skip markers are cleared (Or skip mode is disabled), rolls of that number are ignored.
When combined with Exclusive mode, this allows for non-repeating but random sequences of output activations.
Clearing skip markers can be done in two ways; the easiest to understand is the Reset function. Reset will do two things: Clear the reset markers, and clear the outputs. This means Dice will be back to no outputs active and no skip markers active.
The final mode, auto-reset, applies when in Skip mode. Rather than manually clearing the skip markers, auto-reset will automatically clear all skip markers and toggle outputs. For example, if all six outputs have skip markers but output one is deactivated, auto-reset will clear the skip markers, deactivate outputs two through five, and activate output one.
- Width: 16HP
- Depth: 30mm