New Venom Quantizer Protype plus Recurse with Poly Delay

This post could just as easily be categorized as development, as it demos an upcoming module as well a use for an existing module.

In the first part of this video I demonstrate the prototype for my new Venom Quantizer called “Non-Octave Repeating Scale Intervallic Quantizer” - quite a mouth full. Or NORS_IQ for short. I have the core functionality working, but I have a ton more development yet to do to implement polyphony, all the many options, and a display panel.

The quantizer is strictly EDO, or to be more precise, Equal Divisions per Pseudo-Octave. It certainly can do traditional 12-ET. But you can divide any arbitrary interval into equal divisions to establish the minimum interval step size used by the quantizer. Rather than specify specific notes, you specify the interval between each note as an integral number of minimum steps. You can specify a scale length of anywhere from 1 to 10 intervals. The last interval specifies the jump to the fundamental note of the next pseudo-octave. So your scale does not need to repeat at even octaves. It will also have a chord mode where you can specify exotic extended chords.

The 2nd part demonstrates how my Venom Recurse module can be used with a polyphonic delay, yielding interesting effects. I got an inquiry from @fractalgee about using delay with Recurse. I thought it was a cool idea, and I decided to experiment on my own. I am using the Stocaudio Poly Delay that has poly spread to give a really smeared reverb like delay when recursed. I did not attempt anything with the stereo aspect of the Poly Delay.

The video is time stamped as follows:

  • 0:00 - No Delay, scale intervals of 2 : 3 : 5 : 3 : 2 based on 12-ET
  • 0:42 - Add simple delay
  • 1:05 - Add 4 passes of delay recursion
  • 1:37 - Add poly spread of delay time at .32133
  • 1:58 - Change poly spread to .24933

Since NORS_IQ is really just a primitive prototype at this point, I will not upload the patch.


Nice! I still haven’t used your Recurse module yet, I need to give that a try with a few effects.

Poly delay is bonkers though, I’m surprised more people haven’t discovered this. The way I use it is to copy a mono signal onto 16 channels via Bogaudio Polymult, then feed it polyphonic modulation. It goes from a subtle multi-chorus at short delay times to wild special effects. There are a few delay modules now that can work polyphonically, and it’s well worth experimenting with.