This month’s Featured module is the famed Make Noise Maths Module. I asked a couple of my guys which module I should feature for BBoyTechReport’s first “Monthly Featured Module” article and they both said Make Noise Maths. Why? Because it’s probably the most common and most used module in most modular rigs.

Some of its features include;

  • Voltage Controlled Envelope or LFO as slow as 25 minutes and as fast as 1khz
  • Apply Lag, Slew or Portamento to control voltages
  • Change the depth of modulation and modulate backwards!
  • Combine up to 4 control signals to create more complex modulations
  • Musical Events such as Ramping up or Down in Tempo, on command
  • Initiating Musical events upon sensing motion in the system
  • Musical note division and / or Flam
  • Perfect for modulating the DPO and just about anything else

So, while we get on this journey to explore more modular in some conventional and other creative ways, we will start things off with a few videos. The videos below will give you a really good idea of the capabilities of this little beast.

Maths as Clock Divider

(video courtesy of Perfect Circuit Audio)

Maths as a (waveshaping) VCA

(video courtesy of Perfect Circuit Audio)

Maths Overview

Maths Explained

Maths – 2013 Updates

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