Permutation: a random sequencer based on the Turing Machine
Permutation is a set of random sequencers that use a digital shift register to generate unpredictable CV and gate patterns that can be locked into repeating loops. The concept is based on the Turing Machine, an open source module designed by Tom Whitwell.
Permutation retains the core functionality of the Turing Machine while adding new features such as dedicated outputs for each bit of the shift register, CV inputs for all parameters, and an internal bipolar VCA. Locked sequences are also saved across power cycles.
Variant is an expander module based on the original Voltages expander for the Turing Machine. Variant adds two additional bipolar CV outputs (with modulation inputs) that are derived from Permutation's gate sequence.
Here are some short audio clips captured during the prototyping process which demonstrate the random sequences that Permutation can generate. The sound source in these clips is Braids by Mutable Instruments (with quantizer mode enabled).
All three versions of Permutation, and the Variant expander, are now in production. Preorder now to reserve a module from the first batch. Estimated ETA is late July 2018.
Each version of Permutation has a slightly different set of features. The 6hp version has an assignable CTRL input. Holding the Clear/Write switches down for two seconds allows you to route the CV input to Shift, Bits, or Amp (the internal VCA).
|Sequence CV output|
|Inverted sequence CV output|
|White noise output|
|Clear/Write CV inputs|
|+12V current draw||+48 mA||+48 mA||+48 mA|
|-12V current draw||-14 mA||-14 mA||-14 mA|