Bastl Instruments Kompas

Kompas is a three-coordinate probabilistic pattern navigator. Each coordinate has a unique traveling pace and a dedicated trigger output. The amount of probability can be adjusted manually or by external voltages. Once a coordinate has been adjusted, a new pattern is generated and looped until the next change of direction.

This tool is the outcome of the environment we are in
and is inspired by the non-linear approach to music and life – don't build any expectations, choose your direction, and discover new paths

Unlike common probability operation, instead of filtering a pre-determined sequence, Kompas uses probability to generate new looping patterns based on the direction you choose.

global clock and reset input
3 x 32 step pattern generators with traveling algorithms
3 CV inputs for coordinate modulation
3 trigger outputs
2/5/10ms selectable trigger length (via boot settings)
DIY and hacker-friendly Arduino programmable hardware
open-source schematics and code
includes a printed fanzine with navigation topics
available also as a DIY soldering and coding workshop

Technical details
5 HP
PTC fuse and diode protected 10-pin power connector
35mm deep (skiff friendly)
5ms default trigger length
5V trigger outputs
0-5V protected CV inputs
60Hz maximum clock rate (3600 BPM :O)
6-pin FTDi connector;
power consumption +12V: < 30mA
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Manufacturer Bastl Instruments
Status In stock
Functionality Sequencer, Modulation Source, Clock
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