There are several ways to generate percussion sounds with Eurorack modules:
1. Drum modules: These modules are specifically designed to create drum sounds and typically include various sound engines, such as sample-based, synthesis-based, and physical modeling. They can also have built-in sequencers and triggers for creating complex rhythms.
2. Sampler modules: These modules allow you to load samples of your drum sounds and manipulate them in various ways, such as pitch-shifting, time-stretching, and granular synthesis.
3. Digital synthesis-based modules: These modules use various techniques, such as FM, wavetable, or granular synthesis, to create unique and complex drum sounds.
4. Noise generators: These modules can generate white, pink, or other types of noise, which can then be processed and shaped into percussion sounds.
Classic percussion sounds like the 808 and 909 can be re-created by using drum modules that are clones of the circuits in these classic drum machines.
Synthesizer voice Eurorack modules contain all the necessary components to create a complete synthesizer voice, such as oscillators, filters, and envelopes. In addition, these modules can be connected to other Eurorack modules to create a more complex patch or used by themselves as a complete voice.
Synth voice modules create and shape audio signals through various electronic components, such as oscillators, filters, and envelopes. The oscillators create the basic audio waveforms, such as sine, sawtooth, and square waves, which are then processed by filters and envelopes within one module to shape the sound. The circuits chosen are sometimes from a specific vintage synthesizer, allowing a classic's original sound and personality to reside in the Eurorack system.
One advantage of buying a synthesizer voice Eurorack module is that it is a compact and all-in-one solution for creating a complete synthesizer voice. This can save space and simplify the process of building a modular
A quantizer is a module that maps a continuous or analog signal to a stepped signal, like the notes on a keyboard. Essentially, it takes a continuous range of values and divides it into a finite number of discrete levels or "bins." Each bin represents a specific range of values, and any input within that range will be mapped to the same output value. This process is called quantization, and the output of a quantizer is a quantized signal.
The quantizer divides the input signal into predefined intervals or "steps," and then maps the input signal to the closest step in the set. For example, a pitch quantizer may divide the pitch range into semitones and map any incoming pitch to the nearest semitone. This ensures that the output pitch will always be a particular, in-tune note rather than a slightly out-of-tune pitch that may occur with an unquantized input signal.
Some Eurorack modules also allow for different quantization modes, such as chromatic, where all notes are quantized