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Dual Bernoulli Gate


A Bernoulli gate takes a logic signal (trigger or gate) as an input, and routes it to either of its two outputs according to a random coin toss. The knob controls how fair the coin toss is – with the knob in minimal position, the first output always win, with the knob in maximal position the second output always wins – with random fun in-between. And obviously, this bias is CV-controllable!

Branches packs two such gates in a small 6-HP panel. Get a sequencer to randomly skip steps, randomize drum patterns, dispatch events from a sequence to two subpatches, or patch a monster modular Pachinko machine…

Video demo

Technical characteristics

  • Input specifications: 100k impedance, 0.6V threshold.
  • Output specifications: 5V HIGH level.
  • Response time: 15µs.
  • 6-HP.
  • Current consumption: +12V: 10mA, -12V: 1mA.
  • Open-source hardware and firmware.

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