Spikes will only work with VCV Rack 1.0 and up.
Spikes is a 16 voice polyphonic modulation source based on and calibrated to coveted West Coast hardware. It is compatible with VCV Rack 1.0 and will run on Mac, Windows, or Linux.
Spikes is completely compatible with your old Floats patches.
Spikes is a module that can become anything with creative patching, but its three main uses are as an envelope, LFO, and audio rate oscillator. As an audio rate oscillator, Spikes is antialiased through the whole audio range resulting in a stable and warm timbre. As an LFO, Spikes can reach times as low as 8.5 hours per cycle! Spikes can also be used as a mixer, logic comparator, clock source, envelope follower, low pass gate, complex oscillator, and gate delay. Those and many other uses are covered in the online manual.
Spikes also fixes the common issues musicians have with West Coast slope generators. Spikes has a snappy attack time of less than 1 millisecond when the maximum fall time is set to 30 minutes while other slope generators have sluggish attack times with fall times set to 60 seconds. The shape knob only changes the shape of the oscillation, and not the rate of the oscillation. The exponential input tracks V/OCT over a wide range as well.
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