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Q173 Gate Math Module

The Q173 Gate Math module divides and multiplies gates and clocks, produces random gates, sequence patterns, drum patterns, bursts of pulses, counts, and various irregular patterns. Four separate outputs are individually programmed with hundreds of possible options.

Six configurations can be programmed then selected manually or via voltage control. Each configuration selects the options you've programmed for each of the 4 outputs. This allows you to easily switch between divisors or patterns.

Gate output options include Binary which has a 50% gate time, Trigger which has a short 5ms gate time, and Gate which duplicates the width of the incoming gate. The output can be switched between normal and inverted polarity, and the S option causes the first incoming step to be skipped. This allows for an amazing array of possible output patterns.

Each of the 4 outputs can receive its gate/clock from the IN jack, or from other outputs using the Source setting.

Setting options is easy - just set the desired option with the top knob and the three toggle switches, then press the Set button for the output you want to program.

The Simple setting provides quick access to divide-by-2, 4, 8, 16 at the 4 outputs.

Without a plug inserted into the IN jack, the Configuration knob and jack operates as an internal clock source to drive the outputs. This clock is available at the Thru jack. This allows the Q173 to be used as a stand-alone gate sequencer, random gate source, or drum pattern generator.

The Q173's wide array of features and programmability makes it the most powerful and unique gate math module available.

$268.00 USD
  • Mark V. Wrote: You all hit the ball out of the park and into the next town's park on this one!
  • Robin Wrote: Patching the gate outputs of the Q173 into the Q960's Stage gate inputs exponentially expands the Q960 sequence. Best way to describe it is "predictable unpredictability" or "sequential chaos", yet its output is actually non-random.
  • JW Wrote: I used the Gate Math and the Q119 Sequencer in a session yesterday to turn a high rhythmic line into an insane thunderous bass part. My client was very happy. That module is ridiculously fun to use.
  • Steve Roach Wrote: This without a question, off the chart, your vision with this was beyond anything I was expecting.
  • Allan Wrote: I have to say this is an amazingly versatile and powerful little module. I don't think there is anything else out there that comes close. Completely inventive and new. Make sure you spend some time with the manual so you can see some (certainly not all) of the cool things this little baby can do. I may need (?!) more than one....Standing O for Roger and his team!
  • Ethan Wrote: Enjoying these videos a lot. The programming idea seems really unique and refreshing; so simple to select over 45 presets with the dial, switch, and set. You've made something knob per function that would normally be menu-driven in almost any other system. Really an outstanding achievement.
  • Andy Wrote: I used to do a lot of generative music on a computer, so this is blowing my mind right now!

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