Ken's latest development is his own modern and improved design of an
Arabesque Pattern Generator similar to the classic Serge Analog Shift
Register schematic originally published in Synapse years ago.
When clocked, this delightful circuit will sample the incoming analog
voltage at each pulse, and sequentially shift the stored voltage
progressively down a row of three outputs . The Psycho Shift-Register can
be used for example, to repeat a melody of control voltages around to
several successive oscillator voices - Just like a choral group singing
repeating melodies in four-part round-robin style.
Thus it is incredibly useful for auto-compositional harmonies as it is,
but what sets this version apart is that in this module it is combined with
a certain popular little quad LFO called The Psycho LFO which is also from
the lineage of the Australian Cat Girl Synth system.
While Ken Stone may in fact be the Other Unicorn, I'm sure that he never
imagined this kooky combination of his clever critters!
Of course the ASR and Quad LFO sections can work independently... However
when the "Link" switch is thrown, one of the oscillators acts as a simple
clock driving the Analog Shift Register, while the other three are free to
create the jumble of control voltages that the register actually shifts!
"Doctor It's Alive!"
Well, not exactly Igor, but an exclusive control voltage
has a hand in adding more of your own animation to the Monster. The unique
"Blend" and "Character" controls are useful for transforming the total
output from something joyous to downright disturbing!
It's your creature - You can decide it's fate!
The prognosis here Doctor, is that this Psycho Shift-Register is the very
first of it's kind that has mutated into being capable of thinking for
Naturally these need very careful supervision...
I prescribe ordering one for your studio immediately!