Patchblocks allows the user to program and customise how the module behaves, using the Patchblocks super intuitive graphical programming environment. Some of the functions that the module can currently do; – Voltage Controlled Oscillator (1V/Oct) – Clock Divider – Envelope Generator (AD/ADSR) – Syncable LFO – Noise / Random events / Source of uncertainty – Lo-fi Delay / Chorus / Pitch shift type effects – Drum sample player / Small size sample player – Midi to CV / CV to midi The audio inputs and outputs are available as two separate mono channels, so it is possible to write a patch to perform a different function on each channel e.g. oscillator on left channel, clock divider on right channel. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Module Size – 8HP, depth 30mm (skiff friendly) – The module requires 50mA of +12v, 25mA of -12v and 30mA of +5v to operate, and is normally powered from a Eurorack power supply distribution bus. – Audio I/O – Left and Right channel analogue audio inputs and outputs, voltage range +/-10v. – Gate / Trigger Inputs – for the Left and Right switches, voltage range 0v to +5v, overvoltage protected. – Control Voltage Inputs – for the Left and Right knobs/pots, voltage range -2.5v to +2.5v. When a CV signal is present the knob/pot acts as an attenuator/level control, when no CV signal is present the knob performs the function assigned in the Patch. – Digital Audio and MIDI/serial data I/O – Using a 5pin IDC connector and ribbon cable connected on the back of the module, Left and Right channel digital audio and midi data (TX/RX) can be sent between modules, or to/from a desktop Patchblocks device. [Dedicated MIDI breakout module coming soon]. – USB – USB type B connector accessible at the front of the module, ESD and overvoltage protected. – The Patchblocks processor is an ARM Cortex-M3 Processor, running at 72MHz, with 32kb on-chip flash memory and 8kb SRAM. – The audio sampling rate is 20 kHz with 10bit sampling accuracy.