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  1. Exploring the Creative Possibilities: A Review of the Nonlinear Circuits Cellular Automata Eurorack Module

    The Nonlinear Circuits Cellular Automata Eurorack Module is a versatile pattern generator that can produce unique musical patterns. This module is a 16-cell gate and pattern generator that uses cellular automata rules 90 and 150. The module requires a clock signal and a signal on one of the seed inputs to start a new process or modify the current one. In this review, we explore the creative possibilities of this module and its 3 CV outputs, two based on the activity on each half of the circuit, and one reflecting the pattern generated by the active cells. The Cellular Automata module uses CMOS chips and op amps, without microprocessors, and it is a challenging build, available as a partially assembled PCB set for USD 25 or fully assembled for USD 280.

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