Here comes yet another dangerous tool for those daring few who are ready to RELINQUISH CONTROL!
Ahem. In less hyperbolic terms: here’s a neat little freebie that wiggles knobs for you.
With a goal of simplicity – minimal options, minimal controls – the Remotely Reckless Randomizer is still a capable little device. It can quickly and easily add subtle variation to a patch, but is also prepared to go all in on going all out, exploring gazillions of parameter combinations one trigger at a time.
It’s a remote randomizer and it’s free! What more is there to say?
Time to close your eyes and let fate wiggle some knobs.
These control learning, unlearning, and display of a learned component’s name. Click one of these buttons, then click on whatever you want to be remotely randomized. The text on the button will change to the name of the newly learned control. To unlearn a remote control, simply press the button again.
Each knob determines the range over which the module can randomize its corresponding learned control. When the module learns a control, it also grabs and saves the current value of that control at the time of learning. This becomes the minimum of the range of randomization. The maximum is taken directly from the learned control’s normal maximum. Thus we are left with the amount knob as a sweepable percentage over this assigned range, allowing us to specify a desired effective maximum value.
Note that changing the minimum value can only be done by resetting and then relearning the control with its value set at the new desired minimum.
This is the fun part. Upon pressing the trigger button or sending a trigger signal to the trigger input jack, all learned controls will be assigned a new target value within the range defined by the learned minimum and knob-set maximum.
Instant parameter change is not always desirable. To smoothly change from current to target value over a set period of time, two knobs are provided. The millisecond knob adds a lag time of 0 to 100 milliseconds. But sometimes we want much slower, more gradual changes, and for this reason, the seconds knob is also available. This knob adds a further 0 to 60 seconds of smooth, creamy glide time.
In most cases, there is no need to update values thousands of times a second. This knob sets the rate at which remote components have their values updated, from 48 times a second, to 24000 times a second. Lower values can save a lot of processing time without impacting the sound in any noticeable way – but the higher values are available for those that need them.