Cylonix Rainmaker16-tap stereo spectral rhythm delay and comb resonator

Cylonix Rainmaker

Overview

The Intellijel/Cylonix RAINMAKER eurorack-format module provides a high-quality (96KHz sampling rate with 32-bit internal processing) stereo rhythmic delay and stereo comb resonator effect.

The stereo rhythm delay has 16 taps, each with its own resonant 2nd-order filter and granular pitch shifter. The filters have independently adjustable resonance and cutoff frequency, and can be set to either lowpass, bandpass, highpass or bypass operation. The filters are also capable of self-oscillation, enabling modal synthesis techniques. The granular pitch shifters have a range of 15 semitones up or 16 semitones down. Each tap can repeat at a rate value set in tap#’s in order to create regenerating echo effects.  The feedback signal has a lowpass/highpass tone control and its own pitch shifter. The tap delay times can range from 0.1 millisecond up to a maximum of 20 seconds. The overall delay times can be set with the rotary encoder, the tap tempo button, or synced to an external clock.

The stereo comb resonator section has 64 time-delayed taps which are summed together. This produces a deep comb filter or resonating effect. At large comb sizes (long time delays) a multiple echo effect is produced. The density of the resonator can be varied from 2 to 64 taps. The tap with the longest delay time is fed back to the input. High feedback levels, with short comb sizes, produce “Karplus-Strong” types of plucked string sounds. The relative timing of the 64 taps are set according to one of 16 different preset patterns, which provide different resonator timbres or echo rhythms. The comb size can be set either with the rotary encoder, an external clock or through a transposable 1v/oct input voltage.

The Rainmaker module has extensive voltage control capabilities. Direct voltage control is available for the delay feedback level and tone, the global pitch shift for all delay taps, the comb resonator size, and comb feedback level. There are two assignable modulation inputs, which can be assigned to different parameters in each preset. A trigger input with assignable functionality can trigger built-in types of noise bursts, freeze the delay buffer, reverse the delay, randomize parameters, mute taps, and much more.

Features

  • 96KHz, 24-bit (32-bit internal) signal processing
  • Most parameters are controllable by external control voltages, either directly or through the two auxiliary modulation inputs (MODA, MODB)
  • 128 Factory preset and 128 User preset storage
  • (audio-rate) randomization of all parameters, or selectable subsets
  • Preset download and upload via built-in USB-MIDI interface
  • Online preset librarian via Laser Mammoth

Stereo delay line with 16-taps

  • Each of the 16 taps has its own set of audio processors:
    • 2nd order resonant multi-mode filter (LP,BP,HP) with adjustable cutoff frequency and resonance
    • Level and Balance setting, with quick mute capability
    • +/- 1 octave granular pitch shifter (1,2 or 4 grains with adjustable grain size)
  • Delay line feedback can be taken from any of the 16 taps (pre-filter) or from the sum of the 16 taps (post-filter)
  • Delay line feedback has its own granular pitch shifter and 1st-order tone filter
  • Global delay time can be set either by manual entry with the encoder, or by an external clock (with adjustable clock divider), or by tap tempo button.
  • Individual tap delays are set according to one of 16 preset patterns (grooves)
  •  Global delay time modulation by an LFO with 8 selectable waveforms
  • Delay times range from 0.1 millisecond to 20 seconds.
  • Delay buffer freeze and reverse
  • Taps can be piled on top of each other to give complex filtering and chord effects
  • Global pitch shift control which transposes the delay line output by +/- 1 octave

Stereo multi-tap comb resonator

  • Comb can have between 1 and 64 taps allowing for complex resonances
  • Three different nonlinear comb feedback structures for spectral shaping
  • Comb is pingable to give physically-modeled guitar, sitar, clarinet(ish) types of sounds
  • 16 different comb tap spacing patterns
  • Global comb time can be set either by manual entry with the encoder, or by an external clock (with adjustable clock divider), or by a 1v/oct control voltage.
  • Global comb time modulation by an LFO with 8 selectable waveforms
  • Comb times range from 0.1 millisecond to 20 seconds.

Demos

Presets

Each Rainmaker currently ships with a set of 68 factory presets plus an additional 41 presets created by sound designer extraordinaire Richard Devine.

Thanks to Laser Mammoth there is now an online SysEx librarian for managing Rainmaker presets. Visit the Laser Mammoth website to share your presets!

If you want to return your Rainmaker back to the initial factory conditions you can download the presets file and upload it to your module via the display’s MIDI sysex interface: rainmaker_factory_presets_1.00.syx NOTE: This will overwrite your user presets.

Instructions for uploading the presets are found in the manual.

Richard Devine Presets

Here are the preset numbers and details of each Richard Devine preset:

  1. Electrik
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Density
    AUX B: Comb Mod Wave/
    TRIGGER: Shaped Pulse
    ROUTING: DLY + CMB Stereo.* Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. ModMaker
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Pattern
    AUX B: Comb Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Shaped Pulse
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. BrokenPins
    FX: Delay&Comb
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: Comb Density
    TRIGGER: Ping Input
    ROUTING: DLY + CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. GlitchFeed
    FX: Delay&Comb
    AUX A: GrainSize
    AUX B: Groove Type
    TRIGGER: Randomize
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. MachineCut
    FX: Delay&Comb
    AUX A: GrainSize
    AUX B: Delay Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Shape Pulse
    ROUTING: DLY -> CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Wormhole
    FX: Delay&Comb
    AUX A: GrainSize
    AUX B: Delay Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Randomize
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Plextrig
    FX: Delay & Comb
    AUX A: GrainSize
    AUX B: Delay Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Randomize
    ROUTING: CMB->DLY Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Spectras 
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: GrainSize
    AUX B: TapFilter Cut
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  2. Spreader
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilter Cut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Reverse
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  3. Spirals
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilter Cut
    AUX B: GrainSiz
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  4. Tick Tock
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  5. Waves
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  6. SpineTaps
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  7. Chasers
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: FB Pitch L&R
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  8. VocosDecay
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  9. GettinAway
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  10. Imperial
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  11. KingKarp
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Pattern
    AUX B: Delay Wet/Dry
    TRIGGER: Ping Input
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo
  12. CombCutter
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Ping Input
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. CombRipple
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Ping Input
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  2. DroneChord
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: None
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  3. Weaver
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: Goove Amount
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  4. CombDriper
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: Tap Filter Cut
    AUX B: Comb Density
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. SnareRolls
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Pattern
    AUX B: Comb Mod
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: CMB->DLY Stereo
  2. RandomFlux
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Mod Level
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Complexor
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: Tap Filter Cut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY -> CMB Stereo
  2. Modcluster
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Pattern
    AUX B: Comb Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo
  3. AlienMurk
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  4. Canyon land
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: None
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  5. Tectonic
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapFilter Cut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. CombGeos
    FX: Comb
    AUX A: Comb Density
    AUX B: Comb Mod Wave
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  2. 1V/Ripper
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: Delay Wet/Dry
    AUX B: Comb Pattern
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. SteperVerb
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: Groove Type
    TRIGGER: Shaped Pulse
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. GlitchComb
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapBalance
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. SmearSmash
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapCut 3
    AUX B: TapCut 4
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. CombDeform
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapFilter
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Karp&Scuff
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: TapFilterQ
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo.*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Vertex
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
  2. Fade2Metal
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: Comb Pattern
    AUX B: Group Amount
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. InvertComb
    FX: Delay + Comb
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Shaped Pulse
    ROUTING: CMB -> DLY Stereo*Needs 1volt CV input to Comb section (random or sequenced CV)
  1. Skip&Fold
    FX: Delay
    AUX A: TapFilterCut
    AUX B: GrainSize
    TRIGGER: Freeze
    ROUTING: DLY ->CMB Stereo
Width:

36HP

Max Depth:

44mm

Power:

270 mA @ +12 V

24 mA @ -12 V

MSRP:

$639.00 Add to cart

Manual:

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