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  • Voice Spread #1

    We’ve seen the 333 as an audio mixer, but it does pretty good also with CVs! In this patch, we’ll use the 333 in two ways. One section will multiply the keyboard…
  • Pitch Shift

    Ok, time to deal with external CV modulation! USTA features two independent CV input, whose signal can be internally routed to several destinations (independently per track, of course). Here we take a…
  • Quantization

    Blip-blops are fun, but what about playing actual melodies?⁠ The USTA sequencer allows you to quantize your sequence to a selected scale and root note. You can also choose the quantization direction!⁠…
  • -6dB Switches

    The three sections of the 333 are semi-normalled, meaning that each one is routed to the first input of the following one. If you patch three sources to the second or third…
  • Song Mode

    We’ve seen how to change the pattern loop settings, and how to recall other patterns on the fly temporarily, but there’s another option that let you organize your sequences in a fixed…
  • Sidechain #1

    In this patch, we’ll use the yellow envelope to control the decay of our kick drum. By inverting the envelope and adding an offset (with the 321), you can use it to…
  • Coarse and Fine Tuning

    The Coarse/Fine button lets you change the pitch of quantized voltages by intervals of 1 octave, or the value of the unquantized ones by steps of 0.5V. Add the ‘Esc’ button, and it…
  • Stage Loop

    Stage Loop is a special feature that allows you to repeat a specific section of your sequence. You can define the first stage of this section, the length (up to 16 stages)…
  • 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…