The Cherry Audio Threshold module passes voltages received at its input jack to one of two outputs based on whether or not the signal is above or below a specified voltage level. Each output jack also has an affiliated Gate Out jack which generates a +5V signal any time it's respective output is passing voltage.
There are many ways to use this module but let’s look at a few fun examples.
- You could patch the output of an Eight-Step Sequencer to the input of a Threshold module to send the low and high notes of a sequence to two different oscillator/envelope/amp setups. The Threshold knob could then be “played” to somewhat randomly change which notes go to which oscillator setup.
- The two Gate Out jacks could be patched to the Stop and Start jacks of a sequencer to have a sequence play only during a portion of a slow envelope or LFO. This could be a fun experiment for a generative patch!
- You can even get really cool results from running audio signals through the Threshold module. Try using a drum loop as the input signal and using the Over Out jack to modulate the pitch of an oscillator!
Inputs, Outputs and Controls
Input jack- This is the input jack for the audio or CV signal that will be tested.
Threshold- Sets the voltage level, between -5V and +5V, that the input signal will be determined to be above or below. This is the setting that defines the "split point" between the two outputs.
Under Out jack- Outputs any voltage received at the input jack that is below the Threshold.
Under Gate Out jack- Outputs a +5V gate signal anytime the input voltage is below the Threshold.
Over Out jack- Outputs any voltage received at the input jack that is above the Threshold.
Over Gate Out jack- Outputs a +5V gate signal anytime the input voltage is above the Threshold.