Rossum Electro-Music today announced they will be previewing their Control Forge Programmable Universal CV Generator at the 2016 NAMM show in Anaheim from January 21 through January 24. Control Forge’s core functionality is drawn from the E-mu Morpheus’s insanely powerful (but hard to program on a two-line display) Function Generators. But now expanded into a supremely flexible modulation source encompassing elaborate one-shot contours, evolving cyclical patterns and sequences of arbitrary length and complexity.
- At its most basic, ControlForge an 8-stage function generator with variable time and target voltage level for each stage
- Each stage’s level can be defined either absolutely or relative to the ending level of the previous stage and can optionally be quantized to the nearest 1/12 volt.
- Each stage’s level may have a user defined range of randomness of either linear or gaussian distribution.
- The time scale may be modulated under CV control or manually via the encoder during runtime.
Each stage may optionally have a conditional jump mode that results in a jump to another selected stage if a particular condition is met. E.g., a CV being above or below the selected conditional value, the presence or lack of a gate or logic high at their respective inputs, rising or falling edges at the inputs, etc. So, in addition to one-shot shapes, extremely elaborate cyclical patterns can be programmed that evolve based on the various conditional inputs. Two independent triggers can be programmed to fire in response to a variety of events and can be used to affect either Control Forge itself or external modules.
Hundreds of presets can be saved and recalled
Like all Rossum Electro-Music digital modules, all parameters are available for adjustment with a single button press. No menu diving. Control Forge will be available this spring from Rossum Electro-Music dealers worldwide.