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.