UTILUtil – short for Utility – Blocks are the modules that help make larger patches possible. Like Digilog Blocks, they don’t generate sound on their own, but make the entire world of Blocks possible.
UTIL CV MIXER 4
A specialized mixer for processing modulation signals. All four channels and the master section feature a versatile control slider configurable as a standard bipolar level control or a special range control.
UTIL MIX 4
A stereo four channel mixer, offering volume control and panning including level metering, with additional switches for mute and mono summing. Aux inputs let you chain multiple instances to create larger mixers.
UTIL MONO LEVEL
A mono volume control including level metering, with switches for mute and phase inversion. Use it as the last Block before an output port or to monitor and control signals at any point in a patch.
UTIL STEREO LEVEL
A stereo volume control including metering, with switches for mute, mono summing and phase inversion. Use it as the last Block before the main outs or to monitor and control signals at any point in a patch.
Provides a basic clock signal that can be used to run sequencing modules. You can also add more groove to the clock by turning up SHUFFLE, or synchronize all your sequencers with the RESET function.
UTIL NOTE IN
Converts MIDI note data into control signals. Allows you to control the pitch of oscillators, trigger envelopes with note on messages, and modulate parameters with the modulation wheel or after touch.
UTIL TRIGGER IN
The Trig In receives MIDI note data and converts it into gate signals for use in a patch. Allows you to intuitively trigger multiple envelopes and reset sequencers or LFOs from the same MIDI controller.
Allows you to monitor any signal in a patch. It shows how signals change over time. Visualize modulation signals or waveforms from oscillators, and watch them evolve as you add modulation and processing.
Macro Knobs provides four knobs that can be connected to any modulation input in a patch, allowing for central control of multiple parameters. Useful for creating controller mappings, distributing host automation data, as well as managing modulation signals.
Macro Switches provides four buttons that can be connected to any modulation input in a patch, allowing for central control of multiple parameters. Useful for creating controller mappings, distributing host automation data, as well as managing modulation signals in a patch.
PITCH CV OUT
Send pitch CV and Gate signals to external hardware. Convenient auto-calibration tunes oscillators and calibrates the pitch CV signal that gets sent out of REAKTOR via your DC-coupled converter. Calibration can be saved per snapshot.
GATES AND TRIGGERS
Generate up to four gates and triggers from incoming signals. Perfect for pinging filters, triggering function generators and envelopes, clocking sequencers and much more. Connect external modular gear or use them internally in your Blocks patches.
This dedicated Blocks module sends MIDI out to external gear. It converts Pitch and Gate information from any Blocks patch into MIDI signals. The module also functions as a four-channel CV to MIDI CC converter.
BENTO BOXBento Box Blocks are an all-purpose set of modules that include the core components of a modular synth setup. Each offers extra twists that open the modules to more advanced applications.
BENTO BOX OSC
A versatile oscillator suitable for a wide range of synthesis methods. It features a Thru-Zero FM mode for super deep and stable FM sounds.
BENTO BOX SVF
A clean and controllable multi-mode filter, based on the state variable filter design. It includes low pass, high pass, and band pass filter modes.
BENTO BOX VCA
The Bento Box VCA is a simple volume control. As one of the basic building blocks in modular synthesis, it is used whenever the level of a signal needs to be controlled dynamically.
BENTO BOX MIX
The Bento Box Mix is a straight-forward mixer that can be used for any basic mixing task within a patch such as mixing multiple oscillators or creating feedback loops.
BENTO BOX ENV
The Bento Box ENV is a versatile envelope generator with four stages: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, and RELEASE. Each stage can be individually switched to linear, logarithmic, and exponential shapes.
BENTO BOX LFO
A full-featured low frequency oscillator. Its straight-forward interface allows quick, basic modulation tasks, but also offers advanced features for creating complex modulation signals.
BENTO BOX CVP
Offers a useful set of functions for processing modulation signals. Use it to condition modulation signals for specific purposes, or to create additional versions of existing modulation signals in a patch.
BENTO BOX S&H
Provides a sample and hold function – a basic operation in modular synthesis – that allows any signal to be converted into a stepped sequence of values rhythmically locked to incoming gates.
BENTO BOX 8 STEPS
A fully-featured step sequencer for controlling rhythm and pitch. All global parameters can be modulated, making this an incredibly powerful tool for creating complex and evolving sequences.
BENTO BOX XFADE
Bento Box Xfade allows you to create a blend between two input signals. Use it to smoothly morph from one sound to the other, combine waveform outputs from oscillators, or as a simple wet/dry control.
BENTO BOX 4 MODS
Bento Box 4 Mods provides four sequences for modulation purposes. Each sequence consists of a set of 8 freely adjustable values, with selectable glide for smooth transitions between steps – a powerful tool for creating complex and evolving sequences.