Quad chained Decays/VCAs
Ricochet is a compact, fully analog module featuring four interconnected decay envelopes, each with its own VCA and an integrated noise generator.
The module's design is inspired by the way skipping stones bounce on the water, creating a versatile tool for crafting percussive sounds.
The exponential envelopes are specifically designed to generate dynamic percussive tones. The unique linking function connects the end of one envelope's decay to the trigger of the next, enabling the subsequent envelope to activate once the previous one ends. This innovative feature allows you to create ratcheted envelope.
A front-panel trimmer lets you adjust the threshold for triggering subsequent envelopes, while a rear header enables connecting two Ricochet modules together ,or linking the last envelope to the first.This feature transform the Ricochet to a weird sequencer where the steps length depend of the decay times.
Since Ricochet is fully analogic, trig inputs are velocity-sensitive, responding to a standard gates but also allowing attenuation to modify the envelope's velocity (you can play with the dynamic of your sound by attenuating the trigg input. Ricochet is also perfect to play with drum pads).
Each VCA features a gain control that can be pushed to achieve subtle saturation.
All envelopes and VCAs have separate outputs, but there are also mixed audio and envelope outputs. When an individual output is connected, it is removed from the mix. The decay modulation inputs are normalized between each other.
Last but not least, an analog noise generator is normalised to the first input, so you can use ricochet on it's own to create hi hat kind of sounds
MAIN FEATURES :
- Fully analog design so everything is responsive to the amplitude
- Unique linked envelopes feature
- Compact 4 envelopes 4 VCAs module
- Linkable to a second ricochet or looping back the last enveloppe to the first one
SOME APPLICATIONS :
- Envelope generator
- Drum shaper
- Clap envelope shaper( with short ratcheted envelopes)
- Envelope sequencer
- Trigg delay
- Burst generator
- Fully Analog design
- Skiff friendly
- Reverse power protection