Knit Rider + Expander Bundle
The Knit Rider is a very versatile 6 voice trigger sequencer with a fast modern workflow. In one pattern there are 4 bars and each has 16 steps and each step has 4 sub-steps which makes it 256 steps per pattern. And there are 64 patterns in total!
The Knit Rider expander adds clock OUT and resets IN / OUT connections to the Knit Rider sequencer.
This module allows you to make very detailed patterns however it doesn’t take away the intuitiveness and speed of classic 16 step sequencers. Use bar buttons to navigate in the 4 bars. Hold a certain step – the bar buttons show now the substeps in that step – press the bar buttons to edit the substeps.
The active step feature allows you to set any number of steps you want to have independently for each voice (or for all voices at the same time). You can also deactivate individual steps in the middle of the sequence. All voices have a mute feature and can be set to be in trigger or gate mode. You can also record the sequences by tapping on the voice buttons with adjustable quantization. Jump feature allows you to repeat a certain step of the sequence for all voices which is great for performance and non-linear playback of patterns. Knit rider can by master or slave when it comes to tempo and you can set the clock input ratio (it one clock is 1 substep, 2 substeps, 1 step or 2 steps). There is also an FN button which gives you access to additional features for fast and effective workflow.
Clock Out outputs a pulse each time a step on the Knit Rider changes (1 step = 4 substeps). It also has an indicator LED.
The Reset socket acts as an output or input, depending on whether the Knit Rider is a master or slave. In master mode, the reset outputs a pulse each time you press the start-stop button. In slave mode, it acts as an input. When it detects a pulse, the sequencer goes to its first step (it will play the first step with the first incoming clock pulse).
An additional feature of this expander is a 3-way passive multiple with clock inverter. The lower 3 connectors are simple passive multiples.
The uppermost connector outputs an inverted version of the signal in the passive multiple. The inversion is done with a 2.5V threshold (0V or lower becomes 5V and 5V and higher becomes 0V).
- master or slave tempo – selectable slave tempo ratio
- 6 voices with individual outputs – each can be set as trigger or gate
- the pattern has 4 bars each has 16 steps
- each step has 4 sub-steps (total 256 steps/pattern)
- 64 patterns
- simple and fast real-time editing
- record function with quantization settings
- play/stop button (for sync in slave mode)
- mute function for each voice
- jump function (repeats certain step)
- adjustable master tempo by tap or up, down (by 2 bpm)
- active step – sets how many steps there are for each voice or for all instruments – possible to deactivate individual steps
- saves everything on a microSD card (accessible from the backside)
- copy and paste functions for fast workflow (paste for voice, bar or pattern)
- clear function (for one voice, all voices, active steps in one voice, all active steps)
- undo function takes you back to the moment when you saved last time
- 5-volt outputs
- handmade in Brno, Czech republic
- front panel from oak wood, handmade custom knobs
- breakout for FTDi USB adaptor for hacking, opensource firmware (see GitHub)
- expanding the connectivity of the Knit Rider Eurorack module
- clock output with indicator LED
- reset socket can be either output or input, depending on the master/slave settings on the Knit Rider
- 3 way passive multiple with clock signal inverter
- 16 HP + 2 HP
- 35mm deep (skiff friendly)
- current +12: <35mA
- expander powered from the Knit Rider module
- PTC fuse and diode protected 10 pin power connector
- with the expander connected the final current draw of the Knit Rider is: +12V: ?mA