Vermona has announced availability of randomRHYTHM, a randomized trigger sequencer/clock divider Eurorack module.
randomRHYTHM features four sliders per rhythm section with which to set the probability of quarters, eighths, sixteenths and triplets, allowing you to form sequences.
Unlike traditional step sequencers, VERMONA’s just-released randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider does not allow its users to set steps manually — or tap in a rhythm, for that matter, but rather work with four fanciful LED-lit sliders labelled 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, and 1/3 to set the probability of quarters, eighths, sixteenths and triplets making an appearance to form sequences in its two rhythm sections. Each rhythm section works in realtime or DICE mode, meaning that the module is either continuously generating new random values for each note value in realtime, whereas in DICE mode it generates them for a complete 3/4 or 4/4 bar. But in both modes the sliders still influence the resulting sequence — even if a bar has been ‘diced’, so-to-speak.
Still better, beside the sequence output of each rhythm section are individual outputs for those quarters, eighths, sixteenths and triplets. These can be used with or without the randomness that inspired this extraordinary Eurorack module’s made-to- measure name; needless to say, the latter lets the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider become a precise tool to generate or multiply clocks. Concerning clocks, the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider can create its own or work with external clocks — per rhythm section, if required!
Additional music-making merriment is guaranteed by the flexible RESET IN (input) that lets users mute the outputs (RESET: MUTE ALL) or restart the ‘diced’ bar (RESET: RESTART DICE). Again, as is the case with all parameters, functionality can be individually set per rhythm section.
Standing out from the sound of the Eurorack pack crowd, the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider effectively encourages endless creativity in itself. Indeed, it is equally easy to create complex rhythms or straight-ahead four- on-the-floor beats. Better still, its foolproof interface lets users play it without thinking about randomness and probabilities — though that is, of course, the central concept behind the module! Stochastic geniuses need not necessarily apply themselves when working with the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider — though that would not necessarily do any harm!
However, regardless of any user’s understanding and appreciation of its core values, it does not matter if the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider is used as the sole rhythmic device in a modular system setup or in conjunction with other sequencers as a valuable extension. Either way, working with the randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider sheds a whole different light on rhythms and ways to generate them.
Thinking different with the 24 HP-wide randomRHYTHM randomized trigger sequencer / clock divider is surely space well filled and money well spent in the ever-expanding Euroack small-format modular system world!
The randomRHYTHM is available for purchase with an RRP of 299 EUR (Europe) and $349 USD (USA).
More information: Vermona