VCV Benjolin patch version 4

This is my fourth version of a VCV Rack Benjolin patch. There are four primary
differences from the previous version:

– There are now two sub-versions, one using the VCV Fundamental LFOs witout any
anti-aliasing, and the other using Befaco Pony VCOs with anti-aliasing.

– The PWM signal is now anti-aliased via the Venom WINCOMP module oversampling.

– The 127 Step gate input and Double gate input are now ORed with the user
interface buttons instead of overriding them.

– The 127 step pattern shift register is now implemented via linear feedback to
an 8 step shift register, which saves a lot of space.

There are five patch files available in the zip file – simply expand the contents wherever you normally store your patches and/or selections::

Benjolin V4 VCV.vcv – a base patch with only the Benjolin VCV form and an Audio
module.

Benjolin V4 Pony.vcv – a base patch with only the Benjolin Befaco Pony form and
an audio module

Benjolin V4 VCV.vcvs – a Benjolin selection set version of the VCV form. Be sure
to always use the Stoermelder Strip++ when inserting the selection into your
patch, otherwise critical Patch Master mappings will be lost.

Benjolin V4 Pony.vcvs – a Benjolin selection set version of the Pony form. Be sure
to always use the Stoermelder Strip++ when inserting the selection into your
patch, otherwise critical Patch Master mappings will be lost.

Benjolin V4 Pony Matrix Demo.vcv – A patch demonstrating some of the myriad sounds
the Benjolin can create. All modulation and audio is generated by the Benjolin,
except for some delay and reverb added to the final output.

The Befaco Pony version has the advantage of anti-aliased oscillators, which can
make a noticeable difference when running either oscillator at high audio
frequencies. But it takes two Pony VCOs to create a square / triangle pair, and
it is possible their phase relationship could go out of sync. I have not seen this
happen, but it is possible. The VCOs are synced once every time the patch is loaded.

The VCV version has the advantage that one LFO handles both square and triangle,
so they are guaranteed to remain in sync. But it the LFO has no anti-aliasing, so
you may hear aliasing artifacts if run at high audio rates.

The intent while using the VCV Benjolin patch is to only manipulate knobs/buttons
within the Patch Master User Interface in the upper left. All patching should
be done in the labeled patch bay in the upper right.

The Benjolin V4 patch and selection include Notes that briefly explain each of the
controls and patch bay ports. Feel free to delete the Notes once you get acclimated
to the patch.

This VCV Benjolin patch started with the specifications found in the After Later
Audio Benjolin documentation. I then added a few additional features. I believe
it gives results that are very similar to the actual hardware.

To get the most out of this patch, I highly recommend reading the After Later
Audio Benjolin documentation found at:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0591/4309/4430/files/Benjolin_V2_Manual_-_Rev_B.pdf?v=1631040461
The ALA hardware and VCV patch controls are not all labeled the same, but it should
be pretty obvious what maps to what.

UPDATE to 4.01: Removed some unintended cables from the patch bay in the Befaco Pony version

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  • Revision: 4.01
  • License: Do What The F*ck You Want To Public License
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