Hi, is there a modul or a method to give the clock a small random deviation, so it behaves like a human drummer who is also not always on the beat ? I found only the possibility to delay the clock or to give it a swing (Impromptu clockd). Thanks for your help.
Hi @Schorschla, and welcome!
I haven’t done this exact thing but if you want to mess up the clock signal directly (for occasional off-beats rather than swaying BPM overall), you could experiment with running the clock through something like VCV Library - Count Modula Gate Delay with a fixed delay (so that the clock can move ahead and behind of the beat) and a small amount of random drift/filtered noise/S&H feeding the delay CV.
I think this kind of thing is more typical with actual trigger or gate signals than clock, but it might be interesting! If I experiment more I’ll post back.
there is a method referred to as “wonky clock / wonky rhythm”, which i firstly seen surface in a video from Colin Benders on YT.
Essentially it is, creating your own clock with a pulse, that is driven from a step sequencer.
Attached is an old patch of mine, maybe if you inspect it, it can give you some ideas?
Wonky_ClockBender.vcv (98.9 KB)
A dummy answer is to use Marbles wich has a jittery knob
KlirrFactory has a “Wonky Clock” module but it is not in the library
I use BogAudio WALK
I also use BogAudio WALK for this. Quite a lot, really. Much lower rate though so the variation in tempo is a lot slower.
Here’s a patch that uses it:
there’s also this module, not random, but great for wonky beats and melodies-
Hi, so thank you for your interesting solutions and ideas. This is very helpful. I also saw, that the Groove-Expansion of Frozen-Wastelands Quad Algorithmic Rhythm Generator has also a random function. And OrangeLine Swing is maybe interesting. So thanks again for your kind und fast help. Very cool…
You might also check out Amalgamated Harmonics Imp and Imperfect Mk2 modules. I haven’t used them, but there descriptions look like a perfect match for what you are looking for.
I just use Caudal through an attenuverter:
Into Clocked BPM