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Yarns, from Mutable Instruments, is an intuitive MIDI to CV interface with many tricks up its threaded sleeve. It provides 4 channels of MIDI to CV conversion, and includes a built in arpeggiator, Euclidean sequencer, and a SH-101 style sequencer.
Yarns has 4 CV outputs and 4 Gate outputs, and can be used in any configuration. In Mono, Dual and Quad modes, the outputs adapt to provide as many useful outputs as possible. In Mono mode, there is CV for note, velocity, modulation, and aftertouch, with a gate, trigger, and a clock/reset output. In Dual voice mode, there is Note and either modulation or aftertouch CV for both channels, with Gate outputs and clock/reset outputs. In Quad mode, there are four Note CV outputs and four Gate outputs.
Yarns can be configured in both "Polyphonic" mode and "Multitimbral" mode. In Polyphonic mode, the voices are distributed homogenously, to provide a uniform chordal quality. In Multitimbral mode, it acts as four independent mono synths being controlled by a single MIDI keyboard. Note-priorities and polyphonic allocations can all be adjusted to suit one's needs. Built in are digital modulation LFOs that will interpret modulation messages as volume controls, saving all one's LFOs for other uses. Classic features like portamento and pitch bend are included.
Each channel can produce sequences with either the Euclidean arpeggiator or the SH-101 style sequencer, providing up to four channels of sequences. Yarns can either be synchronized to an external MIDI clock, or generate Clock/Reset outputs at any subdivisions of the MIDI Clock.
Special features include support of Microtunings such as just intonation or other numbered equal temperament. It is also possible to change one, two or four of the CV outputs into simple digital oscillators.