In the end, there is just one big topic when it comes to modular systems: modulation. Modulation brightens up static patches, arouses interest and is in most cases the foundation for living soundscapes and rhythmicity. Beside LFOs, envelope generators are the most relevant modulation sources in the world of modular. Vermona already offers a very talented LFO module called fourMULATOR and now it gets the perfect envelope generator counterpart: Vermona fourMative CONTOURS.
fourMative CONTOURS has four individual channels that Vermona calls 'units.' Each of these units can work as an attack, decay or hold phase, the first two with a linear or exponential response. Units can be used individually or in any combination. With these features alone, fourMative CONTOURS forms a strong base for many many different modulation tasks.
Thrill of speed
Each unit can run within a time range from half a millisecond up to 30 seconds. To ensure sensitive adjustments you can choose between SLOW and FAST speed range settings, the latter specialized for crisp and percussive sound applications.
However, that’s only half the truth: fourMative CONTOURS' units are equipped with CV inputs, not only allowing you to modulate the times but also extending them in both directions. If you have the task for a two-hour envelope, fourMative CONTOURS can deliver it!
With simple internal patching, you can loop individual or combined units. Thanks to its high rates fourMative CONTOURS can work not only as an LFO but also as an audio source.
fourMative CONTOURS goes far beyond the capabilities of standard envelope generators. If you are looking for a versatile modulation source, give it a try. There are more situations where fourMative CONTOURS fills in the blanks than you might imagine.
- Size: 24hp
- Module depth: ±40mm
- Power usage: 130mA @ +12V, 80mA @ -12V
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130mA @ +12V
80mA @ -12V
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