With VCV Rack, I frequently run into seemingly simple technical questions (How do I do this … ?) that somehow turn out not so easy to answer for me as a beginner.
Part of the challenge appears to be related to having to navigate a plethora of modules, which per se is a good thing, but also makes it more difficult to properly choose the ones that fit best for the desired task.
It then feels like impeding the creative flow because it takes quite long to solve a seemingly simple question.
For example: “How do I split and distribute a CV input signal to two outputs based on probability?”
- First module that come to mind is Chances by Count Modula. It takes a trigger signal as input, which then fixes a moment in time. The result is 0V or 10V on either output.
- If I want two of them responding to the same input signal, there is Bernoulli Gate by Audible Instruments.
- If I’m dealing with a polyphonic input signal, there is Poly Chances by Count Modula.
- If I want the inverse, i.e. two inputs to one output, there is Fork by Coffee, and while the above modules output either 0V or 10V, Fork actually samples the winning input signal at the time of trigger input and holds it until the next trigger.
So, what do I do if I want to distribute the actual continuous signal (e.g. an LFO) into one of two channels by probability? Is there a module that can do that or do I need to build a switch? What if I want two input signals to one output?
At its core, I would like to start this thread in the hope of building and discussing a guide/repository of seemingly straightforward techniques to hopefully answer such basic beginner’s questions more quickly and hence shorten the path to creating effective racks. Or are there already good resources available for this?