Block - Karplus 1.0
String-tone Generator and Tuned Delay
Another Block in Michael Hetrick's "Euro Reakt" series!
This is a classic string-tone generator. A quick-noise burst is run through a tuned delay line with heavy feedback.
This Block features the Bento Oscillator FM Core for tuning the delay line, giving it the ability to create wild granular patterns or spacey detuned strings. You can choose between two noise types (White or LFSR), and can change the decay and cutoff of the noise. In addition to this, you can use external signals of your own design.
Pitch - Frequency of the delay line.
Gate - Triggers the internal amplitude envelope
FM - Frequency modulation source for the delay line.
EXT IN - External Input
OUT - Main out
BURST - Post-envelope, pre-delay signal (i.e. the input to the delay line).
FREQ - Big blue knob. Controls the frequency of the delay line.
FM - Controls the amount of FM upon the delay line.
OFST. - Amount of signal that bleeds through the internal decay envelope. Modulate this if you wish to use an envelope of your own design. Raise it to 1 if you're using your own percussive input.
DECAY - Decay time of the internal amplitude envelope.
COLOR - When using an internal noise source, this acts as a high-pass filter. When using an external source, this acts as a sample-rate reducer.
WHITE/LFSR - Choose the internal noise type
INT/EXT - Choose between internal noise or an external signal.
OUT - Output level.