Ornament & Crime

Ornament & Crime


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Ornament & Crime

  • – professionally assembled
  • – aluminum front panel
  • – thickness 2 mm
  • – quality electronic components
  • – flat 5 pin cable included
  • – screws included
  • – free assistance
  • – latest firmware loaded

This listing is a for a brand new, fully calibrated Ornament & Crime module. Module is brand new and has been racked only to calibrate and test. Aluminum 2 mm thick Elettrorama panel, black Eagle knobs and black buttons. Hi spec Texas Instruments 8565 DAC, hi quality, low noise OPA 2172 OpAmps, a genuine Teensy 3.2 and the highest quality components have been used. Unit has been accurately calibrated and tested for full functionality. It has the latest official firmware loaded, 1.3.2, and can be easily updated by the buyer when new versions become available without overwriting the calibration data.

For a brief overview, here is a list of the included apps in FW 1.3:

Copiermaschine is an enhanced version of the original quantising digital emulation of a four stage analogue shift register (ASR).

Harrington 1200 provides basic neo-Riemannian Tonnetz transformations of triadic chords, triggered by the digital (gate/trigger) inputs.

Automatonnetz combines Tonnetz transforms with a “vector” sequencer – it can be both a chord sequencer and a melody sequencer, but not of the usual kind.

Quantermain is a quad pitch quantiser for external voltages, with editable scales; it can do clocked (trigger-driven) quantising, or continuous quantising, with a latency of under 100 microseconds; it also features quad Turing Machines, May-Verhulst logistic maps or byte beats as optional, semi-random, internally generated CV sources.

Meta-Q is a dual-channel quantiser, similar to Quantermain, but also offering scale and note mask sequencing.

Quadraturia is a wavetable quadrature LFO, based on the “Easter egg” in the MI Frames module.

Low-Retz is a dual Lorenz and Rössler (strange attractor) modulation generator, partially based on the “Easter egg” in the MI Streams module.

Piqued is a quad voltage-controlled envelope generator, based on envelope generator code from the  MI Peaks module, but extending it with voltage control, additional envelope types, including re-triggering (looping) envelopes, additional segment shapes, adjustable trigger delays, and a unique Euclidean “trigger filter” which turns the app into a Euclidean rhythm generator which can output envelopes, not just gate or trigger pulses.

Sequins is a dual-channel step sequencer offering 4 “tracks” of up to 16 steps each; tracks can themselves be sequenced.

Dialectic Ping-Pong is a quad bouncing ball envelope generator, based on a hidden mode of the MI Peaks module.

Viznutcracker, sweet! is a quad “byte beat” equation generator, which can be used as an audio source to generate curious but often interesting 8-bit noises and tunes, or which can be clocked by an external source to produce “byte beat” control voltage sequences. “Byte beats” were first described in 2011 by viznut (aka Ville-Matias Heikkilä).

Acid Curds is both a chord quantiser (sometimes called a “harmonic quantiser” for external pitch voltages), and a chord progression sequencer.

References is a simple utility app that outputs specific reference voltages on each channel to help tune or calibrate VCOs and other modules.

For a full manual and description of each mode, see here:

For firmware upgrading instructions, see “Method A” here:

The O+C comes with a power bus cable and M3 mounting screws.

Module is 14HP wide.

Please note the OLED screen is blue and perfectly clear in reality.
Feel free to ask any questions, and thanks for looking.

40 mA +12V

? mA -12V

? mA 5V