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  • Gate Variation

    Want to add some spice to your groove? It’s time to check the Gate Variation, then! Once you have selected the Gate layer, push the button a second time to access the…
  • CV Variation

    In music as in cooking, some degree of unpredictability is always welcome. This patch explores the other two CV layers, called ‘Variation Index’ and ‘Variation Range’. They allow you to add some…
  • Pattern Recall and Pattern Mix

    What should you do when you have more than two patterns? You can cycle through them, of course, but that may become boring. You can arrange them in a song, but someone…
  • Keyboard Input

    If you enter Composition Mode, patch a Gate signal to the AUX input, and a pitch CV to the CVA input, USTA will store the notes you are playing on your controller…
  • Composition Mode

    Composing a song might require a lot of patience: here’s why USTA features its Composition Mode.⁠ When USTA is not playing (and you are not in any of the menus), just push…
  • ‘Set All’ and ‘Shift All’

    Infinite wave shapes at your fingertips when Falistri is used as oscillator! Both generators can morph their rise and fall shape from EXPO to LOG, independently and regardless of their times –…
  • Pattern Loop

    Virtuous cycle or vicious cycle? In Pattern Mode, it’s up to you!⁠ Each track of the USTA sequencer has 32 patterns of 16 steps each. By editing the First and Last pattern,…
  • Raw CV

    Music is not just about notes! For this reason, USTA features a second layer for control voltages, which by default outputs ‘Raw’ CVs, i.e., unquantized. (This setting can be changed, but for…
  • Edit & Performance Mode

    Composing and performing are closer than they seem – both in life and in USTA!⁠ Sound by an amplitude-modulated FALISTRI further processed into FUMANA.⁠ INGREDIENTS 1 USTA 1 FALISTRI (Optional) 333 and…
  • Gate Colors

    Gate, ratcheting, pause? With the USTA sequencer everything is –literally– at your fingertips.⁠ Push the rotary encoders when any Gate layer is selected to switch between the gate colors.⁠ When blue, the…