Shakmat ModularBard Quartet Four-Channel Quantizer


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Shakmat Modular Bard Quartet

The Shakmat Modular Bard Quartet is a four-channel CV quantizer with an intuitive interface that's perfect for creating melodic sequences. Easily dial in the notes of your scale using the piano-style layout, or use one of the 80 built-in or freely editable harmonic configurations stored in non-volatile memory. The scale, octave shift, and I/O may be independently edited on a per-channel basis by manual adjustments or control voltage.

Arpeggiate chords and harmonic figures easily with Bard Quartet's onboard arpeggiator, featuring editable octave spread and direction. Using CV to control this quantizer allows for evolving harmonies or chord changes that occur over time. Not only constrained to western 12-TET scales, Bard Quartet features microtonal quantization, with each note able to be individually detuned by up to 50 cents. Additionally, Bard Quartet accepts several forms of CV tuning, including V/Oct, Hz/V, and Buchla tunings for a wide range of use cases. Bard Quartet is a versatile quantizer that's easy to use but allows for deep editing and customization.

Bard Quartet Features

  • Four-channel quantizer
  • Piano-style quantizer
  • 80 harmonic configurations
  • Scale, octave shift, and I/O can be controlled via knob or CV
  • Quantize to microtonal scales
  • Shared trigger output as well as gate and transposition inputs
  • Built-in arpeggiator with multiple modes and octave spread
  • Compliant to V/Oct, Hz/V, and Buchla tuning
  • Eurorack module
  • Width: 10hp
  • Depth: 29mm
  • Current draw: 60mA @ +12V, 10mA @ -12V
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Shakmat Bard Quartet: Demo
The Bard Quartet composes and sings along with your complex harmonies! With its 4 channels and integrated keyboard, the Bard Quartet can control up to 4 different instruments which will play together as a harmonious quartet fed by your musical ideas. Even better: the potentiometer allows you to navigate through 8 customisable harmonic progressions, leading to the creation of entire songs!

The Bard Quartet can memorise up to 320 scales (4 channels, 8 harmonies, 10 memory slots). Furthermore it includes highly customisable Microtuning and Arpeggiator options, as well as three assignable inputs and outputs.
Shakmat Modular Bard Quartet Four-Channel Quantizer Reviews