Notes: Versatile CV processing with eight inputs and eight outputs, programmable via a text file on an SD card. Can work as an envelope generator, melody sequencer, clock divider and much much more.… Read more
The DROID is a very flexible generic CV processor. It has 8 CV inputs and 8 CV outputs, all ranging from -10V to +10V. The DROID can do almost any CV task you can imagine, such as sequencing, melody generation, slew limiting, quantizing, switching, mixing, working on clocks and triggers, creating envelopes and LFO or other fancy voltages, or any combination of these at the same time. While doing this, is very precise both in voltage and in timing.
Now you can attach several different DROID controller modules in order to get direct hands on access to all parameters and values of these patches.
You tell your DROID what to do by means of a simple text file called "DROID patch". That file is be named droid.ini and is located on a micro SD card. No special software is required for writing that file. A simple text editor running on Windows, Linux, Mac or any other device will suffice. DROID patching is not programming, it's just a simple configuration file.
The building blocks of a DROID patch are called circuits. Every type of circuit performs some basic task. Just like a Eurorack module each ciruit has inputs and outputs. You can wire these either directly to the eight inputs and out or even connect them internally. Every parameter can be CV controlled. You can attach up to 16 controllers. Controllers have faders, buttons and potentiometers and allow you to map assign to any parameter or function you like. This gives you direct control over your DROID patch and allows you to create you own instrument.
Here are a few examples of what your DROID can be for you. As long as you do not run out of inputs and outputs you can implement as many of these functions at the same time in one DROID. You also can connect them together internally.
Random / Pseudo random melody or trigger generator
Clock divider and multiplier
Sample and hold
Euclidean rhythms generator
Addressable and clockable CV switch
CV mixing and routing matrix
... and many many more
You can use these circuits either directly - just like normal Eurorack modules - or combine them internally in order to implement more complex functions. Then you can assign pots and buttons of your controllers for switching, tuning and live performing with these. Basically you can transform your Eurorack modular system into your own custom instrument. Or you simply use the DROID as a replacement for several utility modules, because it is very space efficient.
The P2B8 is a controller with two pots and eight buttons - for free assigment. You can attach up to 16 of these to one Master.
The P10 is a controller with two large and 8 small pots.
The G8 is an expander with 8 additional gate inputs / outputs.
The X7 gives full MIDI connectivity via DIN and USB, also remote access to the SD card
Further expanders are under development
40 mm deep
154 mA +12V
15 mA -12V
0 mA 5V