What happens if you just use 3 segments (ramp, ramp, hold with the slider set to 0 and a short duration on the pot), and get your EOC from the third segment’s output?

It’s not because the level of the hold segment is 0 that a gate of amplitude 0 will be emitted on the third output. The « auxiliary » outputs always start at 8V, and decay to 0V over their duration, they can be used as triggers!

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Nice! I told myself I was going to play with the Easter Egg when I move all my modules to a new case in a few weeks, but now I don’t have an excuse to procrastinate. :grin:

Modulating the different levels with the new Tides is fun, as self-patching for AM.

Any chance you could build a version that also includes the slow LFO mod? :smiley:


works perfectly :slight_smile:

ah, excellent, yeah, id incorrectly thought we were getting that part of the envelope out of the aux output - the actually behaviour is much more useful :slight_smile:
thank you for the help.


First time on here. Something fun I figured out today with stages.

Clock : Gate 5. (2stage AR) Short Attack / Short Decay.
Output Gate 5 ->VCA a nice narley bass VCO. Just get a little beat.

Key : Gate 2. (3stage ASR) I’m using a ADDAC304 Manual Gate to trigger hold.
Output Gate 2 -> Gate 5 Time/level CV.

Now you can get a nice swell and a sustain boom of Bass. Get a nice release and the beat will reemerge.

I’m sure with something like a Tetrapad/ pressure points, you can have a nice bass line going up and down with manual swell.

Reverb it up!

Enjoying this little trick.


This should do it. (276.6 KB)


Thanks! :sunglasses:


thanks! :slight_smile:


Is this post colorblind update?


Ah so it’s really slow at the expense of how fast it can go? I guess that make sense considering the length of the sliders. Might be hard to dial in subtle shifts.


I think so. In the code there are references to the color blind mode, but I didn’t tried it myself.


I don’t know, I just compiled a version with the suggested code changes, but I’m not using that version.


I went ahead and tried it and yes it is.


Pichenette, Is it possible to change the Multiple/divider think in LFO mod to a RESET?
I really never use Clock LFO but i always use Reset in my LFO.
Is it difficult to do it?

and another question:
I do a step seq with 6 orange segments. when i try to put a LFO instead of a step, it doesn’t work really well. it’s like the LFO have a slew (or a delay time). why?


I won’t do it.

Not much, but you have to modify the code.

Not sure I understand the issue… Do you mean patching an external LFO into the CV input of a specific step? In this case you need to turn the SHAPE/TIME pot to the minimum for this step – otherwise portamento is applied.


Ok, i think i understand my mistake:
I did a LFO (green LED blinks), instead of one step of my sequence.
For example: 5 step (orange non looping) and the last one Green Looping. A gate in the first segment only.
But i imagine the LFO take the gate like Multiple/divider, no? and it needs some time to begin cycle if i put it really fast (multiply)? maybe it’s why i listen like slew…or delay.
So my only way to do it is: " patching an external LFO into the CV input of a specific step? In this case you need to turn the SHAPE/TIME pot to the minimum for this step – otherwise portamento is applied." ???
So i can’t do 6 step sequencer with 1 step LFO if i only use STAGES. I need 5 step sequence + 1 LFO which i plug into one my step. is it true?


I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding. You can’t have an LFO step.
You can turn one step into an LFO, or you can have a multi-segment thing where one segment is a ramp. But how would an LFO-step work anyway.
If you want to have the LFO run by itself without being influenced by the trigger you need to keep it on the left, so for example if you want a 5-step sequence + an LFO you’d set the first segment on the left to ramp and make it loop, then patch a gate into the second input and set all the other segments to step.
But maybe I didn’t understand what you are trying to do.


Hello Joe! Is it possible to make it so that only the stages “under” and to the right of the button pressed turn to the new mode? In my mind i’m picturing being able to hold the second from the last button and getting the “ouroboros” mode but with only 2 voices, and the first 4 stages act like “normal”


Hi! I don’t think it’s possible, or at least I’m not confident enough to implement that. Sorry…


Would someone clever be able to modify the firmware to give a long press or combination rendering the potentiometers and sliders reversed? This would be beautiful for a gate delay patch where each slider would represent a stage in a strum pattern and could be modulated, played more physically and be easier to discern the balance of strums from the position of the sliders. Is there a champion for making this dream a reality?


Just got a second case that I plan to use on it’s own, in a different part of my living accommodations from my other case. This time I’m also challenging myself to pick modules that I was interested by for my first case but back then decided against because they seem to complicated or far off my usual, simple way of working. Stages is one of those modules.

As always I start small and force myself to make music with what I got before I’m allowed to buy more modules. This is my starting lineup:

For the first couple of patches I’ve been using Stages in the harmonic oscillator mode. When I feel a bit more confident with this setup I’ll switch it to the normal mode and hope that I get into the open world principles of it.

It normally takes me 6-12 months from recording a patch to actually transform it to a full track and release it so I made a short video just to show how I’m using the this setup.