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Mantra V1.0

This M4L audio effect simulates the MODUL 69B ring modulator used in Stockhausen's composition Mantra.

The freqshift~ module gives both the positive and negative sidebands as seperate outputs. With the Sideband Balance slider, you can balance the output (0.5 is ringmodulation). The modulation frequency can be set by the MIDI note dial and modulated by the Frequency Offset dial. The range of the offset is set by the Semitones dial.

Download device: Mantra V1.0


Buffer TempoScan V1.0

This M4L instrument scans an audio file (from a buffer) for the length of a specified note value (Scan Size) at a specific position (Scan Start) repeatedly according to the project tempo. The audio output can be directed to 4 different stereo outputs according to the midi note selected.


Midi Note C3 sends the audio to outputs 1/2 (track where the Buffer TempoScan is located). Midi Note C#3 to outputs 3/4, Midi Note D3 to outputs 5/6, Midi Note D#3 to outputs 7/8. To use the different stereo outputs: make a new audio track and choose the track of the Buffer TempoScan as input type and as input channel 3/4, 5/6, or 7/8 from the Buffer TempoScan.
Buffer Channel(s)
Stereo: uses L and R channels of a stereo file
Left (mono): uses L channel of a stereo file or the single channel of a mono file
Right: uses R channel of a stereo file
Mono PS: Pan spreading of a monoed stereo file
Left (mono) PS: Pan spreading using the L channel of a stereo file or the single channel of a mono file
Right PS: Pan spreading using the R channel of a stereo file
Scan Start
Scan start position as fraction of the file size (0 - 1).
Scan Length
Length 4n = 1/4 note etc. (d=dotted t=triplet). Length in milliseconds depends on the project tempo.
Scan Window
0 = rectangle, 0.5= triangle. A value of 0.03-0.04 is recommended to avoid clicks.
Pan Spread
Positions each scan in the stereo field. 0 = mono, 1 = 100% stereo. Only active when Mono PS, Left PS or Right PS is chosen in the Buffer Channel(s) menu. Each scan is located randomly to a position in a range defined by the spread.

Download device: Buffer TempoScan V1.0


Bode Frequency Shift Sequencer V1.0

A Bode Frequency Shifter adds a frequency offset to the audio input signal, similar to ring modulation, but with only one sideband present (single-sideband ring modulation).

The freqshift~ module gives both the lower sideband and the upper sideband as seperate outputs. The lower and upper sideband, or a mix thereof resulting in ringmodulation, can be selected independently for the left and right channel. The output can be modulated. This sequencer is very useful to manipulate drum loops.

Download device: Bode Frequency Shift Sequencer V1.0


PChainSelector V1.0

This device was primarily designed for selecting the playing style (mid, edge slap, between, knuckle) by relative probability of the Pan Drum (Live Pack, Soniccouture). At each incoming midi note (see screenshot) a random number between 0 and 100 is generated (arrow below the multislider) and the corresponding chain (mid, edge slap, between, knuckle) set by the multislider is used. The Strike dial controls the chain selector of the Pan Drum.

You can use this also for other chain selectors or parameters of other instruments. By clicking the Pan Drum button the device will change in a generic mode. You can manualy adapt the five outputs to the parameter of your choice. This generic mode is applied when you load the device.

Download device: PChainSelector 1.0


PVelocity V1.1

Changes the velocity of an incoming note by probability.

Probability dial: Probability of the velocity change of the incoming note.

Range dial: The range of of the possible velocity change (0-Range dial value). A value from this range is sampled randomly.

Symmetry dial: How a value from the Range is applied to the velocity of the incoming note. Dial full left: Range is substracted from the incoming note. Dial full right: Range is added to the incoming note.

Download device: PVelocity V1.1


VFader V1.0

Velocity Fader (VFader) is a small utility to fade the velocity of incoming notes from an MIDI clip. Especially for sampled acoustic instruments, with multiple velocity layers, fading the velocity gives a more natural sound than fading the volume.

The velocity of the incoming note is multiplied with the factor indicated by the slider. Velocities larger as 127 will be limited to 127, smaller as 1 will be limited to 1. The off notes are filtered out.

Download device: VFader V1.0