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  • Ratcheting S&H

    Sometimes you can think of USTA’s gate outputs as a modulation source rather than just a stream of impulses to fire some envelopes.⁠

    In this patch, we used them to clock SAPÈL’s yellow generator so that one new gate = one new random voltage. We also set the gates to the green color to create a denser rhythm on top of our melody.

  • USTA Hold

    An effortless technique for the USTA sequencer: while playing, hold Set All and push a CV or gate button while playing. It will keep the value played at that specific moment until you release it!⁠

  • Individual Outs #1

    Time to use those 16 outputs up there! In this patch, we used some individual bands to feed a shimmer reverb, thus obtaining a different harmonic feel every time.

  • FALISTRI Clock Manipulation #2

    A variation on last week’s Technique: FALISTRI as a clock delay/clock divider controlled by USTA!⁠ ⁠ The layout is the same: Track 1 runs at an internal clock; its gate B trigs…
  • FALISTRI Clock Manipulation #1

    This time we used FALISTRI to play with USTA’s clock!⁠ We had our main track set to the internal clock, and then we used the gate B output to trig FALISTRI, whose…
  • Inverted V/Oct #2

    Here's another cool trick to add some expressiveness to your lines with our 333 and 321: duplicate the V/oct signal, send a copy to the oscillator, and another to the 321. Then…
  • Falistri Fake Delay

    Today we’ll use FALISTRI’s four-quadrant multiplier as a fake delay! By combining the two generators we can obtain a behavior similar to the repetition of a delay effect, slowly fading out.  …
  • Clock Cross-Modulation #2

    More messing around with USTA’s clock! Now CV B of track changes the clock tempo so that every stage has a different speed. It’s great for creating rubato and accelerando effects!⁠

  • Stage Shift Probability #3

    We always showcased the stage shift function with a random S&H in sync with the current track.⁠ Now we play with different ratios: when the track is faster than the stage shift CV, USTA will play some sequence fragments before shifting again!

  • Stage Shift & Gates

    The Stage Shift function doesn’t shift just the CV, but also the CV values: pair it with some green LEDs to recall some ratchets!