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Limitless* Rhythm Recording time "Smooth CV" Recording up to 2 minutes
Live Recording of CV keyboard, Seq Gate/CV Monitor Pass-through when in standby
Simple Beat Edit/Add/Remove Method Rhythm Add-in Onto Recorded Smooth CV
"Magic Clock" to Sync / Source Clock 3 Clock Derivation BPM Range Settings
PPQN Clock Multiplier/Divider Gate Output Follows Touch Time on Pad
Beat Quantizing Off (or On) Velocity sensing and dedicated CV Output
CV Input Can Fill Existing Rhythm CV Input or Knob Quantizing: Chrom/Maj/Min7
Only 4 HP / Appx. 32 mm depth Rear Linkable to Master -> Slave other RIT_M's
Modular standard levels +/-5V Loop Reset input, Loop Pulse Output
Trigger/Gate Input Recorder Rhythm Sequence Pause / resume
3 Memory Slots to Save your Rhythms! Live Smooth CV Editing with CV Input
CV Knob 1/4 range setting User defined button double tap function

"Exactly what I have been looking for!"

"It'll be great to be free from beat quantizing!"


*"Limitless" is 500 Taps Max. In a Loop up to 10 hours


At last, a tiny 4HP module that can sync to your clocks, or create a clock, and generate a rhythm by just tapping it in!
Even though the RIT_M is super-easy to use, it packs a powerful punch in the rack, can be linked BOP with other RIT_M's
to use as a real time set of drum pads, but isn't limited to percussive applications.

Clock is derived from Loop time, BPM Range, and PPQN (Pulses per quarter note) setting, which can drive your whole rack
Any incoming Clock will be synchronized to as you tap in your rhythm sequence, which can then be sped up/slowed down
Reset jack can output a loop pulse or Reset a playing Sequence or record an incoming Gate during Recording (prelim.)
CV input jack will be added to CV knob during recording a Loop, and can be used to edit CV's on an existing Rhythm Playing.
CV output jack will play a "Smooth CV" loop recorded, or update at each Gate if not a "Smooth CV" recording.
CV output jack will act as a "preview" with Knob offset during pause or recording so you record exactly what you hear.
True Velocity is derived from 5 variable sensors on the Rhythm pad and output as a CV level from each beat.
Simple methods of recording, smooth CV recording, editing CV's, and adding/removing beats based on pads and CV knob (see below)
Pads are "backlit" to indicate activity during and after laying down a rhythm sequence
Firmware Updates Via Audio input from iPhone/iPad/mp3 player etc. No complicated USB drivers. (Newest V.1.03)

Production prices:

Assembled and tested $140 US


Description & Examples:

Here are some scenarios you may want to use. Most options (settings) have little affect on these operations, so no menu diving!
That said, all of these examples assume factory default settings.
The velocity output is always active and the clock could be sourced by the RIT_M or brought in from an external source.

To record a RIT_M Rhythmic sequence (no CV):
1-Hold both pads for a second to stop/erase any sequence in memory
2-Tap in your rhythm on the RHYTHM touch pad
3-Tap the LOOP pad on the "down beat" to set the sequence looping

To record a RIT_M Rhythmic sequence (with a CV output):
1-Hold both pads for a second to stop/erase any sequence in memory
2-Tap in your rhythm on the RHYTHM touch pad while turning the CV knob to set different CV's for every beat
3-Tap the LOOP pad on the "down beat" to set the sequence looping.

To record a RIT_M SmoothCV sequence (no rhythm):
1-Hold both pads for a second to stop/erase any sequence in memory
2-Tap the RHYTHM touch pad once only
3-Move the CV knob around to output a melody or other control. *CV input will be offset by knob.
4-Tap the LOOP pad on the "down beat" to set the sequence looping

To add a Rhythm (Gate) to an already playing SmoothCV sequence:
Simply Tap in your rhythm on the RHYTHM touch pad. The CV input + knob & velocities will also be inserted.

NEW! By default, the Delete function is turned off. This means the CV knob does not have to be moved to edit a sequence.
I have found this to be a preferable state. Delete function can of course be turned on in settings.

NEW! To use the CV knob with Major/Minor7 Scales (and no CV input):
1-select the scale by double clicking the button. (This is the default function of double-click unless you change it)
2-Move the CV Knob to slide to the preferred offset and wait for the knob to time-out (Gate LED goes out).
3-Start playing in a rhythm while moving the knob around and the CV knob will ride up and down the scale + offset.
  Scale #1 is chromatic so is always active on the CV knob with no CV input.

To Record a keyboard or sequencer with preset loop size:
1-Patch your keyboard's/sequencer's Gate out to RIT_M's Reset jack, then the CV source to CV in
2-Tap Loop pad twice to arm with pre-defined loop size
3-Adjust PPQN knob for loop size in clocks (1,2,3,4,8,16,32,64,96)
4-Start playing/sequencing!
Notes can be added or changed by switching to "always recording" (tap Loop pad once more after)

To Edit the CV of a beat in a playing Rhythm Pattern:
1-Move the CV knob to preview the CV you want to use in the edit.
2-Tap new CV onto an existing beat within 1 loop cycle+1 second of moving the knob or the last tap on the RHYTHM pad
  * The RIT_M will edit the CV of the nearest beat. Time-out of the knob move turns off the Red LED if delete mode setting is enabled
     If the Rhythm pad tap is more than 100mS (default) from an existing beat, then a new beat will be created.

To Add or Remove beats in a playing sequence:
    *To remove, Delete Function must be enabled in settings
1-Make sure the CV knob hasn't been moved (indicated by the top Red LED) or wait for the time-out
2-Tap "on" a beat to remove it. Holding the RHYTHM pad from a beat will erase all beats "under" the hold.
3-Tap between beats to insert a beat (>100mS from any beat, but will feel intuitive)
  * The Last known CV from moving the knob + CV input will be used for added beats.

To Pause a sequence:
Tap both the LOOP pad and the RHYTHM pad quickly together to pause at the next loop point.
Tap the LOOP pad to resume the sequence (which will be flashing green while paused)

To Stop a Sequence and Reset memory:
Quickly hit both the LOOP pad and the RHYTHM pad together and hold 1 second. 2 seconds will stop immediately on release



RIT_M Demo 1

This video describes how to create a simple Rhythm without any CV changes, then edit it's CV's by dialing the CV knob.

This was of course simulated at this point as the "pretty" panels didn't yet exist!



RIT_M Demo 3

This video shows clocking manipulations on two separate RIT_M's, recording a CV input sequence, and combining the results.



RIT_M Demo 4

A sequencer can be recorded but manipulated/edited by shifting the CV knob or introducing another CV source. The second RIT_M is not slaved to the first but using the same clock.



RIT_M Tutorial 2

"How to 1-Shot a Sequence".
Using a gate input to start recording and record "beats" along with the CV input.

This is great for using with a sequencer or Keyboard! The video also show a CV "layering" technique that uses ever shorter Gates to create little arps.



RIT_M Demo 5

"SnapShot Mode with an LFO"
When CVsnapShot mode is active, a special capture is accessed. These CV captures were created at the precise edge of the Rhythm pad or a Gate input. As a result, moving CV's become static for the duration of the gate.

If used with Scales, an LFO will play a melody that eventually cycles if left running long enough. The great thing is the sequence loop will always play the same CV's so it will sound intentional!

Scales aren't used in this video. Non-scaled snapShot CV's can be used to step a filter's cut nicely, or control the rate of a sampler for example.


RIT_M Demo 7

"RIT_M As A Clock Source"
A Tea Kick module connected to the RIT_M's Clock Out gives an audible demonstration of the variable clock output.

A Clock output is derived from the rhythm sequence's loop size & the BPM range setting and usually starts as 2 PPQN actual, but can be adjusted up/down so setting PPQN knob to 4 or 8 is a good setting before even starting a sequence.

A delay (Reflex LiveLoop) is then also clocked (/16) through a mult and the PPQN changed.

RIT_M Clock Stop

"New Feature for the RIT_M "
Originally, stopping the clock input (not actually removing the plug from the RIT_M's clock jack) would potentially cause undesirable rates, depending on what signal was present at the point the clock was stopped.. i.e.
If the clock pulse was high and the plug, pulled at the source or a dirty switch made numerous pulses, the RIT_M would perceive this as a string of very fast clocks and take off at hyper speed! Other times it would just slow right down.

The new clock stop will put the RIT_M into pause after 4 or 5 clocks are missed. Why 4 or 5? Because the clock can be variable drastically (which is a great feature for the RIT_M when uniform beats are undesirable) and such a clock would trigger a pause. So the limitation is 4x clock space from one to the next. Anything beyond that will trigger a pause.

The RIT_M will start again (from the beginning) on the next clock pulse.

RIT_M FreeHand Rhythms & Clock Creation

Here's a demo just freehand tapping in a rhythm and how the RIT_M creates a clock from it. The clock (for clarity) is being fed directly into a kick module but could be used to start and step a sequencer, MIDI sync, or just mult out to everything! As the clock is being created from the loop, there is no quantizing but edits of the sequence will snap to old beats if close enough.

This makes the whole experience much more intuitive and avoids such issues as double gates/triggers etc. with beats that are very close together. This range and the quantizing snap can be adjusted in settings if desired. This demo also touches on changing CV scale quantization from major to minor7 then no quantizing. By default, a double tap on the button will step through these quants and are indicated by colors on the loop pad.



Here's some simple samples of the RIT_M at work!

One RIT_M is resetting the sequence of another. A fairly complex loop can be made this way if the first RIT_M is also playing a sequence. This is also live editing and toggling to CVsnapShot mode
Using a pair of RIT_M's, master & slave but self-clocked with the master sending pulses for the kick sound.
When self-clocked the two will acquire a loop-lock even though each has it's own internal clock running. These are lined right up, but if one is out from the other they will eventually lock.

Using a pair of clocked RIT_M's together to two SDS_VCO's through a Reflex LiveLoop for delay and not much else.
Moving the CV knobs on the RIT_M's shows how a CV "take over" has no affect on the gates, so momentary "notes" are set in motion which sounds great even though there's no CV quants.

Here's an example of using multiple RIT_M's to control several modules and each other. Two RIT_M's are controlling 2 VCO's which are fed into a Reflex LiveLoop that is acting as a synced delay. The Reflex's PlayFX is reversing occasionally which is switched be a 3rd RIT_M which also is outputting a CV controlling the PlayFX bottom knob. The last RIT_M is controlling the first two RIT_M's via the reset inputs (Those are master-slave) which restarts the sequence!
This is a RIT_M selecting Slices in a Reflex LiveLoop with percussion and odd synth sounds from the Flash-8 demo.
A second RIT_M is doing a little melody but is actually a master to the first RIT_M so it's Loop pad resets both. The master has a clock input so both are running from the same clock. The Slice's RIT_M gets multiplied for a moment

This clip mostly demonstrates the CV knob's scale offset ability (minor7 here) to match a the key of the Slice samples being Sequenced by a Reflex. The RIT_M is using the Reflex's clock output to stay in sync. The sample's center band gain is also being controlled by the RIT_M's velocity output, while the kick is patched from the RIT_M's Reset output.

This is using the RIT_M's Trigger Only mode. The trigger is setting off an SDS_VCO (Sine Wave) that is then being processed by a second SDS_VCO with the Delay/FX/Distortion audio processor firmware's delay then Karplus strong modes. The sample rate for these is being modified by a second RIT_M on the same clock but with different loop size.
Here's a RIT_M controlling a pan flute sample via Gate output and CV to simply change the sample rate.  I played this in by hand on the Rhythm pad and used the CV knob to select the rates. Notice the quantized glissando? That's a desirable feature for a pan flute!
Doing a 1-Shot CV recording from a trigger into the Reset input is a fairly obvious use for the RIT_M, but with the faster rates even a hand drawn CV (which this is) can make a VCO sing.
In this sample both PPQN and clock rate (also clocking the reset from the gate output of a sequencer) are varied.
This also helped me discover an issue with reset and higher speed clocks that was fixed in V1.01d



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Site Updated on October28th 2019
Official Release Date Feb 14 2018