Hopefully by the time Rack 1.0 releases, @sempervirent and I will have a new plugin featuring utilities for polyphonic cables. So far our ideas are
- Muxer: combines up to 16 inputs to a single polyphonic output port
- Demuxer: converts a polyphonic input to 16 outputs
- Unity mixer: unity sums a poly input to a mono output
- Rotator: like a sequential switch with N inputs, N outputs, and clock/reset inputs
We’ll probably think of a few more, but before we dive into designs, I’d like to ask the community to imagine that polyphonic cables have been in Rack for years. What poly-related utilities would you expect to use in Rack after many hours of heavy use?
See How polyphonic cables will work in Rack v1 for information on polyphonic cables.
Edit: VCV Poly will be a plugin specifically containing utilities that wouldn’t make sense in monophonic form. In other words, if your idea is an extension of a possible idea for a monophonic module, it should not be added to VCV Poly. This plugin will instead give you the tools for handling polyphonic cables as a new concept by combining, twisting, and expanding the channels so you can integrate them into your workflow.