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Blocks - 8-Way Switches 1.0

1 in, 8 out or 8 in, 1 out Modulatable Switches

(5 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 4 years ago)
October 09, 2015
Reaktor 6
Blocks Blocks


Two more Blocks in Michael Hetrick's "Euro Reakt" Series!

These are modulation-addressable 8-way switches. 1->8 will take in 1 input, and send it to 1 of 8 outputs. 8->1 will send one of 8 inputs to a single output.

The "STAGE" knob will select the currently active output, while "STEPS" determines the length of the sequence.

This Block is a swiss-army knife of utility. You can use it for creating gate sequences, routing audio or modulations, and more. When creating snapshots, you can use the STAGE setting to store a static routing.

Panel Controls:
GATE - Manual Trigger and indicator.
RESET - Manual Trigger and indicator. Resets clock to "STAGE" or "STEPS," whichever is lower.
STAGE - Manually select the currently active in/output. If STAGE is higher than STEPS, STEPS will be selected. Changing the STAGE knob automatically triggers a reset.
STEPS - Determines the highest active in/output. If set to 6, for example, In/Outputs 7 and 8 will be skipped.
Indicators - Large square indicates currently active step.
SMOOTH/INSTANT: Smooth will add a slight envelope at the start and end of every switch event. This will remove clicks in switched audio. If you are routing timing events, you should use INSTANT to avoid double triggers.

IN1-8: Switched inputs
GATE: Advances the counter by one.
RESET: Resets the counter to "STAGE" or "STEPS," whichever is lower.

OUT1-8: Switched outputs
G1-G8: Gate outputs for individual steps. Remain high while the step is selected.
Trigs: Generates an impulse whenever a new in/output is selected.
Reset- Generates an impulse whenever a reset event occurs (whether from the panel, externally, or from the counter reaching max).


Martin Géč
4 years ago
Wow, this modular stuff is really great! Quite a different approach to making music.
Worwell _
4 years ago
Great work Michael.
Phil Durrant
4 years ago
Very useful indeed!