grid-enabled rhizomatic cascading counter
retail price: $260
requirements: monome grid controller (see note below *)
depth: 40mm (“skiff friendly”)
power: 12v: 18ma, -12v: 17ma 5v: 42ma (grid unconnected), up to 600ma (grid connected, see note below **)
meadowphysics facilitates the exploration of polyrhythms and rule-based sequencing, producing a wide range of emergent patterns.
a monome grid is plugged into the front panel of the module, serving as a complete interface. the procedure continues running when the grid is disconnected, facilitating both live performance and precomposed playback of generative systems.
as the second module in the grid-based eurorack series, this module highlights the ability to swap the grid between modules rapidly, patching the usb cable much like a 3.5mm cable. this module can be used in conjunction with white whale using a single grid gracefully.
the foundation of meadowphysics is an incoming clock which can be internal or external. seven additional counters can be cross-assigned with this clock to count down an assignable number of counts, which is the primary interface on the grid. when a counter reaches zero, the corresponding output is triggered on the panel. given a flexible assignment method, very complicated long-form mutating polyrhythms can be created intuitively.
in addition a series of “rules” can be applied at the zero count of each counter. the count length can be reassigned-- incremented/decremented, randomized, reset to last value, etc. a counter can have a rule assigned to change another counter's behavior. in this way long evolving patterns emerge.
very simple falling rhythms can also be accomplished in a very straightforward manner. a standard subdivided counter runs as a default behavior.
configurations are preset-able and savable to flash for later recall and instant resume on power-up.