A Logic Cookbook for Synthesis

Chop up a rhythm with a gate stream

Attibution: DivKid

An OR circuit will remain high as long as one input is high

If you combine a rhythm and a slowish 50% duty cycle clock (sync’d or unsync’d) or other stream of long-ish gates in an OR circuit, the second stream will hold the OR output high part of the time. If you’re using the OR output to trigger percussion or envelopes, this technique has the effect of muting the triggers part of the time.


Result: the input rhythm is chopped up/muted on a rhythmic basis by the other gatestream.

Video example (begins at 9:54):

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