Dual 5 way multiples
Classic multiples module for splitting signals, e.g. for sending one modulation to different destinations. It contains two five-way multiples.
One output for many inputs ?
There are many occasions when you will want to direct a single CV or signal to multiple destinations, and for these applications you will need some form of signal 'splitter'. For example, you may wish to take a single signal, split it into two paths, and present the first to one VCA, while the second is further treated before being passed to a second VCA. This arrangement permits many complex audio effects such as panning and phasing, and one way to achieve it is to use an RS-170 Multiple.
One input from many outputs ?
On other occasions, you may wish to mix signals before presenting them to a single input. If you wish to control the proportions in which this is done, you should use an RS-160 or RS-165 Mixer. If you simply wish to sum the signals, you can use the RS-170 as a pair of passive 4-channel mixers with unity gain.
The RS-170 offers two banks of five interconnected sockets. Each bank is hard-wired together in parallel and passive, so the module draws no power from the RS-10 or RS-15 power supply. A signal or control voltage may be applied to, or taken from, any socket. There are no distinctions between inputs and outputs.
Each bank can be used to distribute a single output to as many as four inputs. If you patch the banks together, a single output can be directed to seven inputs.
Conversely, each bank can be used to combine up to four outputs from multiple source modules, before presenting the result to a single input on another module.
If you patch the banks together, up to seven outputs can be combined and presented to a single input.
On rare occasions, there may be a voltage drop if a single output is distributed too widely. This is most likely if a number of RS-170 Multiples are chained together within extremely complex patches. If this occurs, you should replace one or more of the RS-170s in the patch with RS-230 CV Buffers.
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