4 - Beatcounter

Presets in this bank are based on a beat counter algorithm: Feed the left channel with the source to delay and the right channel with the time setting signal, e.g. Snare drum. The unit will calculate the timing and ignore rhythmic embellishments like rolls and fills. For panners and choruses the calculated time is transformed into frequency.

To get started, use following procedure: Feed right input with a percussive audio track that can provide some sort of timing, such as a snare drum or bass drum. Go to the expert page ‘audiotrigger’ parameters. On this page you’ll find all you need to filter and gate your source. Switch <OUT STATUS> to ‘mon.gate’ and the gated signal can be monitored on the right output channel. The more accurately you filter, the more accurately the machine can calculate. Don’t forget to switch back to ‘operate’ when you’re ready. Go back to the delay page. At this point the unit will have already calculated the delay amount. To change the delay length, use the NOTE switches. Keep in mind that ‘delay glide’ will not only smooth the delay changes but also shift back the current delayed signal.

Use ‘beat counter parameters’ to tune the process and specialize from song to song. <ALLOW HUMAN ERR> is the amount that the delay will speed up or slow down from it’s calculated setting. <ALLOW SLOW DOWN> is a percentage within the time acc. limits that allows slow down. The delay time will follow the beat within these limits. If the beat time exceeds these limits the delay time is recalculated and updated according to following parameters:

<CYCLE SIZE> is the maximum time between trigger impulses. <CALC AFTER> is the amount of counts the machine gives the trigger signal to go back in time. If that doesn’t happen, the new time is updated and the process starts again.

When you find the time going wrong or changing unexpectedly in the middle of the song, here’s what you can do:

  1. Decrease <ALLOW HUMAN ERR> and <ALLOW SLOW DOWN> when the timing is just slightly off.

  2. Increase the update value to give the machine more time before updating to a new time.

  3. Increase <CYCLE SIZE> in accordance with the rhythm’s complexity.

NOTE: changing <CYCLE SIZE> will reset timing and restart calculation. All other values can be changed during a song. If things get really difficult, switch <ENABLE NEW TIME> during to ‘no’ and the timing will only follow within the selected percentage.

#410 Gaspodes Dly_2

A dual mono delay, based on beat counter math. 1st input is used for trigger 2nd input feeds 1st delay - out1. 3rd input feeds 2nd delay - out2. Start hitting ‘expert’ menu, ‘out status’ switches the trigger channel to first output so you can monitor and adjust the gate. Dual mono in, stereo out.

Use this to achieve a stereo effect at same note settings. Modulation signal for 2 is 90 deg phase shifted!

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{D}

[G]

96kHz

3, 2

#411 Gaspodes Dly_M

A Simple mono delay, based on beat counter math. 1st input is used for trigger 2nd input feeds 1st delay - out1. 3rd input feeds 2nd delay - out2. Start hitting ‘expert’ menu, ‘out status’ switches the trigger channel to first output so you can monitor and adjust the gate. Dual mono in, stereo out.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{D}

[G]

96kHz

2, 2

#412 Gaspodes Dly_S

Two delays, based on beat counter math. 1st input is used for trigger 2nd input feeds 1st delay - out1. 3rd input feeds 2nd delay - out2. Start hitting ‘expert’ menu, ‘out status’ switches the trigger channel to first output so you can monitor and adjust the gate. Dual mono in, stereo out.

Use this to achieve a stereo effect at same note settings. Modulation signal for right is 90 deg phase shifted!

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{Y}{Z}

[B]

96kHz

2, 2

#413 Gaspodes Pndly_D

1st input is used for trigger 2nd input feeds 1st delay / pan1 - out1, 2 3rd input feeds 2nd delay / pan2 - out3, 4 2 delays feed different panners, based on beat counter math. Go to ‘expert’ menu and switch ‘out status’ to monitor and adjust the gate. Dual mono in, stereo out.

Use this to achieve a stereo effect at same note settings. Modulation signal 2 is 90 deg phase shifted!

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{D}{N}{M}

[B]

96kHz

3, 4

#414 Gaspodes Pndly_M

1st input is used for trigger 2nd input feeds delay - out 1, 2 Mono delay with synched panner, based on beat counter math. Hitting ‘expert’ menu, ‘out status’ switches the trigger channel to right output so you can monitor and adjust the gate. ‘timing’ parameter on the panner page relates to ‘counted time’ value. Dual mono in, stereo out.

Move this parameter towards zero to remove clicks. This is only necessary in linear l > r / r > l mode. Note that this will affect your field at higher pan frequencies.

Effect Type

Suggested Use

Max Sample Rate

In/Out

{S}

[R]

96kHz

2, 2