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monome White Whale

By: monome


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Product Description

Live Probabilistic Sequencer for monome Grids

White Whale is the culmination of methods and experiments based on a decade of step sequencer design for the grid.

A monome grid is plugged into the front panel of the module, serving as a complete interface. The sequencer continues running when the grid is disconnected, facilitating both live performance and precomposed playback of generative systems. A sixteen step loop is the foundation. 4 triggers can be toggled per step, along with two separate CV values. 0-10v CV can be dialed via a parameter knob, copied from other steps, and tuned up and down via the grid. A CV map mode is provided for creating scales, and preset scales are recallable.

A probability index is provided independently for the triggers and each CV channel. Patterns can be strung together in any determined order, including chance possibilities between pattern selection. Sets of patterns are storable to internal flash memory for instant recall on power-up. Timing can be internal or externally triggered. Loop lengths and positions can be set intuitively on the grid.

• USB (for monome grid - REQUIRED & NOT INCLUDED, see Grids note below *)
• Clock Trigger In

• 2x CV’s
• 4x Triggers
• Clock Trigger Out

• Paramater (knob)
• Clock (knob)

Physical Specifications
• Format: Eurorack
• Width: 6HP
• Depth: 40mm

Electrical Specifications
• Power: +12V @ 18mA, -12V @ 17mA, +5V @ 42mA (grid unconnected), up to 600mA (grid connected, see Power note below **)

In the Box
• The module itself
• Printed reference guide
• Eurorack Cable


* Grids:
There have been many editions of monome grids over the years. White Whale is optimally designed for late 128 (8×16) models that support variable brightness (2012 and on). Smaller grids are supported, but pattern step lengths are adjusted. Larger grids are supported, but presently the bottom half will not be used. Mono-brightness grids are supported, but the data displayed will be less rich.

** Power:
WARNING: If you disregard power requirements you may overheat and destroy your power supply and potentially damage other modules or the monome grid in the process. Please contact us or Monome if you need help sorting out your power situation.

Monome grids require a large amount of 5v power, which may not be typically available on all eurorack systems. Be sure to check the ratings of the power supply to be used.

Furthermore, eurorack power systems are not well designed for dynamic power loading. undesirable anomalies may be introduced in certain eurorack configurations when shared with a grid controller. Monome has designed a small breakout adapter (ext5v) to separately power the grid controller. If this adapter is used, very little 5v will be used from the eurorack power supply (but note that it is still required). The adapter requires a separate 5v supply which delivers at least 1a on a 2.1mm center positive plug, which is included.


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