Meadowphysics facilitates the exploration of polyrhythms and rule-based sequencing, producing a wide range of emergent patterns.
A monome grid is plugged into the front panel of the module, becoming a complete interface. The sequence continues running when the grid is disconnected, facilitating both live performance and precomposed playback of generative systems.
Meadowphysics is composed of eight counters, one per row, falling toward zero. When a counter reaches zero, an Event is triggered. Events can send CV triggers through the numbered jack associated with the row, toggle the on / off state of the associated jack, reset the row or any other row’s count, or execute and apply a rule to itself or another counter.
Each counter is configured via the main grid interface, setting the number of counts per row before an event is created. The internal clock, or externally patched clock input, can be divided per counter.
Each counter can manipulate any other row. Any combination of cross-assignments is possible, enabling the intuitive creation of very complicated long-form mutating polyrhythms.
When counters hit zero and create events, they can also trigger Rules on themselves or other counters. The length of the effected counter, normally set by the grid, can be reassigned by these Rules. Rules can increment, decrement or randomize Count, amongst others. Interlinking these Rules between different counters, long evolving patterns will emerge.
Through carefully balanced interlinked counters and rules, complex rhythms can be created that push and pull in ways not associated with digital sequences. These non-linear, rhizomatic sequences become particularly interesting when they respond to user input, allowing one to guide the structure into musical territory.
Full configurations are preset-able and savable to flash for later recall and instant resume on power-up.
- Eurorack Module
- Ribbon Cable