Tutorial : Use Modular

Usine provides a new way of connecting patches together with a modular layer. The library contains more than 60 ready to play patches.

Use Modular

A modular rack contains inlets and outlets of different types and colors.

audio cv frequency gate midi video
audio flow, array of samples in the range [-1..1] data in the range [0..1] or [-1..1] data in the range [0..1] scaled 0.1 per octave switch or trigger 0 or 1 midi flow video flow

change the modulation range

On CV and frequency inlets you can change the modulation range with the mouse wheel.

full modulation range small modulation range

multiple connections.

You can can connect several wires to an inlet or from an outlet with the [shift] key.

If you want to disconnect or move a wire in a multiple cluster, click on the inlet/outlet until the wire is selected (the wire appears in white)

Create a modular patch or rack

This section describes how to create a modular patch or rack. You simply have to put modular-in or modular-out modules in your patches.


Type of modular input or output.

  • audio
  • cv
  • cv frequency
  • gate (switch or trigger)
  • midi
  • video

modular outlet example

Modular inlets CV and Frequency

For CV or Frequency inlet you have to set the modulation mode, the min and max real values of the inlet. Also a fader can be connected to the from control input to use the patch/rack when the inlet is not connected or to set base modulation value.

typical modular CV inlet example

modulate addition

The output value is modulation + from control.

modulate substraction

The output value is modulation - from control.

modulate multiplication

The output value is modulation * from control.

modulate bypass

When connected, the from control value is totally bypassed and the output is only the modulation between [min..max]

See also

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