Meanwhile, over at the MW site, someone by the name of MATsimile has posted this photo, possibly of a reflection in Richard Devine’s left cornea:
So, Stages segment generator. Six sliders with LEDs, six mini-pots to the top labelled Shape/Time, then six buttons that appear to change mode for each slider, indicated by a coloured LED above each slider, then maybe six more mini-pots labelled Trig…(something), presumably setting the trigger behaviour.
Clearly this is a six-segment envelope generator. Now for the speculation: with configurable shape and duration per segment, and probably other configurable behaviour (at least segment disabling, probably configurable looping behaviour, possibly inter-segment cross triggering). It may be that the segments can be divided into groups, so you could have, say, three AD envelopes? And of course, overall looping so it can act as an LFO. And voltage control over some things? So a sort of Rossum Control Forge Lite, but with physical controls rather than a complicated conditional programming model, and maybe some similarities with the ill-fated OmniMod module? Now, is it just one bank of six segments, or six independent channels each of six segments? The latter seems more likely, although that complicates the UI and the physical control-to-value mapping (like in the expert mode in Peaks), so possibly not.
Of course it may do flat segments as well in a clocked mode, in which case it’s also a six-stage sequencer. Quantised? Probably not, expect a separate quantiser, I suspect.
Another new module is also visible to the left of it, with labels of Spread and Bias.