This is the SIDRASSI of the COCOLASE.
Each petal represents an oscillator.
The inner brassos represent square waves.
The outer brassos represent triangle waves.
One knob controls the speed of the two petals it is nearest.
The RAMBRAINS are in the bottom left and right.
Each RAMBRAIN cluster represents one oscillator sampled at the rhythms of three others.
For example, on the bottom left:
these three brassos represent triangle wave H
sampled at the rhythms of F, D, and B.
The following are oscilloscope traces of the patterns available within the COCOLASE. The time period for each pattern is variable by knob from very slow mountain creeping to high frequency audio.
OK Say you have four petals named QRST
Then there will be four switches, one for each
In minor mode "qrst" are high "audio" pitch
In major mode "QRST" are low "control" pitch
There are also four copper pins for each of QRST
Connect brassos to these to modulate QRST
This is a delay unit.
Adjust INPUT to your favorite level. I keep FEEDBA at around 11 o'clock.
The SPEED knob adjusts the delay period from about a minute to about a second.
Apply any signal from the SIDRASSI to the SP.AF. brasso.
The AFFEC knob adjusts how SP.AF. affects SPEED.
AFFEC at 3 o'clock means SP.AF. will modulate the speed at 50% verso.
AFFEC at 9 o'clock means SP.AF. will modulate the speed at 50% inverso.
AFFEC at 12 o'clock means SP.AF. will hardly modulate the speed at all.
The IP knob controls around which point FLIP and SKIP articulate.
Here is a demonstration using a triangle wave as input:
The horizontal black line indicates that IP is set at 1 o'clock, clockwise off center.
This makes the TO and FRO rhythm asymmetrical.
If IP were set at 12 o'clock, the rhythm would be symmetrical.
If the triangle is applied to FLIP, the delay will go forward at "TO" and backwards at "FRO"
If the triangle is applied to SKIP, the delay will mark time at "TO" and skip to that time at "FRO"
Each delay has three buttons.
set it to move-sound-delay for normal echo operation
set it to move-silence-delay to insert silence into the material
set it to move-sound-sample to infinitely play the material without decay
freeze will stop movement through the material, think of it as "bookmark"
This cord will enable you to connect audio from the SIDRASSI
to the inputs of the delays.
how does it differ from the delays
on the tranoe?
There has been a gradual takeover
of unwanted radio reception in (I think) the right looper of the cocolase.
Well for now as long as I keep it off metal
tables it seems I have found a way around it by having my mixer next
to it and having the "prime mover" be connected to a preamped
channel and entering the loopers through the aux send. This gives me
a LOT of more control over attenuating all of the imputs/outputs, and
I haven't had any radio even though I just got crazy with the cocolase
for the last hour. I will tell you if I have problems later but again
thanks for your quick response to my problem. I am thinking of actually
making a few "prime movers" out of thicker color coded cable
and then be able to have multiple audio imputs from the oscs, along
with anything else on the board. And I'm not sure if I made this clear
but the radio interference did occur for a time with the imput knob
all the way down and then also with the input unplugged, but only on
the r looper. Do the loopers have different kinds of opamps for the
Wait, did you say that the banana jack on
the left was a "ground jack", meaning I could reduce overall
hum/hiss by attaching some kind of cable to that jack and then grounding
it into some large metal object or somesuch? Please educate.
Hyya Pete, Is there any way to get the Cocolase
to way-down-pitch a delayed/sampled input signal within its variation-tendencies-magic?
Like maybe one or two octaves or more? This would be wayyy cool for
slow semi-random grinding sludge-fudge-- brrrrr!
I find myself wanting to make melodies in
a variety of hand positions with the oscillators, but am finding myself
wanting the knobs to have a little more resistance. Could I also install
different pots for greater precision?
If I had someone who knew more about matters
electrical wise than I open up the cocolase to put in the resistors
to the imput gain as you suggested earlier to reduce ground hum Which
would you recommend, and what are the complications involved with doing