Trigger the Nord Modular with gate signals?

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Trigger the Nord Modular with gate signals?

Post by sepiakeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:27 am


I am running a Roland RS-09 through a Nord Micro Modular for effects processing.

Now, the RS-09 has a gate-output. So here is my question:

Is it ok to trigger an envelope-module in the Micro Modular with the gate-signal from the RS-09? In other words, will a gate signal do any harm to the A/D-convertrers in the Micro Modular?

If it is fine to do so, can I run the signal from the audio-in-module directly into the gate-input of the envelpoe-module or is it better to put another logic- or audio-processing-mudule in the chain before the envelope-module?

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Re: Trigger the Nord Modular with gate signals?

Post by edfunction » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:10 pm

I don't know about the dangers to the input but you'll probably get a more consistent result putting some logic modules between. i have had some success using audio signals from drums etc. you could split an audio signal from the synth output if the gate is too much...

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