Exploring the AtoVproject Gaeto Black: The New Clock Logic Module That Rewards Exploration.

The AtoVproject Gaeto Black is an exciting new addition to the world of clocked logic modules. This 6hp module is an excellent tool for exploration and offers a range of functions including clock division, legato generation, trigger to gate conversion, rhythm quantization, sub-octave generation with PWM, and generative trigger sequencing.

The module stores a 1 if the input signal is over 1V and a 0 if it is not, and then outputs accordingly on the next clock pulse. The output can either follow the pulse width of the clock or be maintained high until the next clock, which is CV-controllable and adds to the creative possibilities of this module.

The Gaeto Black's unique function is to perform the operation of "If the signal on the data input has been high, then the output is high at the next clock. If not - the non-output is high". This unusual operation allows for a wide variety of uses and makes it an ideal module for experimentation.

Multiple Gaeto Blacks can be chained together using the included cable to create shift register functions, adding further versatility to this module. The design relies on CMOS CD4000 series ICs (4013 and 4081) for their reliability, high speed, and low power consumption.

This module is available in both assembled and DIY kit forms, with black or grey panels. The AtoVproject Gaeto Black is an excellent choice for those looking to add some unique and creative functionality to their Eurorack setup. With its range of functions and its rewarding exploratory nature, the Gaeto Black is sure to be a hit with electronic musicians and sound designers alike.

Example Usage

If you're new to using clocked logic modules, the AtoVproject Gaeto Black is a great place to start. Try using it as a basic trigger to gate converter by inputting a clock signal and triggering a gate with an external source. Then, experiment with the rhythm quantizer function by adjusting the knobs and listening for changes in the rhythm. Lastly, try chaining multiple Gaetos together to create unique shift register functions. The possibilities are endless with this adaptable and explorative module.

One intermediate-level usage example for the AtoVproject Gaeto Black module could be using it as a rhythm quantizer. This function can be achieved by sending a clock signal to the data input and patching the output to control a sample and hold module. By doing so, the output voltage will be quantized to specific rhythm values based on the clock division set by the Gaeto module. This can create interesting rhythmic patterns and variations. Furthermore, the sub-octave generator with PWM function can also be utilized to add depth and texture to the rhythm section. Experimenting with different clock divisions and CV modulation can result in unique and complex rhythms.

Further Thoughts

An advanced usage of the AtoVproject Gaeto Black is utilizing its legato generator function in conjunction with a sequencer. By feeding a sequenced melody into the Gaeto's data input and using its legato generator to smooth out the note transitions, you can create fluid and expressive musical phrases. Furthermore, by adjusting the clock divider and trigger to gate converter functions, you can add rhythmic variation and complexity to the melody, making it more interesting and dynamic. The Gaeto Black's CV controllable AND gate also allows you to modulate the pulse width of the clock, adding even more rhythmic possibilities to your sequenced melody. Overall, the AtoVproject Gaeto Black is a versatile clocked logic module that encourages experimentation and creativity in your modular synth setup.