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    Description Kompas

    Kompas is a three-coordinate probabilistic pattern navigator. Each coordinate has a unique traveling pace and a dedicated trigger output. The amount of probability can be adjusted manually or by external voltages. Once a coordinate has been adjusted, a new pattern is generated and looped until the next change of direction.

    This tool is the outcome of the environment we are in

    And is inspired by the non-linear approach to music and life – don't build any expectations, choose your direction, and discover new paths

    Unlike common probability operation, instead of filtering a pre-determined sequence, Kompas uses probability to generate new looping patterns based on the direction you choose.


    • global clock and reset input
    • 3 x 32 step pattern generators with traveling algorithms
    • 3 CV inputs for coordinate modulation
    • 3 trigger outputs
    • 2/5/10ms selectable trigger length (via boot settings)
    • DIY and hacker-friendly Arduino programmable hardware
    • open-source schematics and code
    • includes a printed fanzine with navigation topics
    • available also as a DIY soldering and coding workshop

    Technical details

    • 5 HP
    • PTC fuse and diode protected 10-pin power connector
    • 35mm deep (skiff friendly)
    • 5ms default trigger length
    • 5V trigger outputs
    • 0-5V protected CV inputs
    • 60Hz maximum clock rate (3600 BPM :O)
    • 6-pin FTDi connector;
    • power consumption +12V: < 30mA


    • pdf user manual download
    • 日本 (nihon) manual pdf  – translated by our friends at Umbrella


    Behind Kompas there is Arduino-compatible hardware (ATMEGA328P chip) which can be re-programmed and hacked for different Eurorack applications.


    • 3 linear pots (B100k)
    • 3 CV inputs (0-5V protected circuit)
    • 3 trigger/gate outputs
    • 2 trigger/gate inputs


    • 2 LEDs hardwired to trigger/gate inputs
    • 3 LEDs hardwired to trigger/gate outputs
    • 3 LEDs accessible via backside header


    • 5 I/O digital pins (3 of them are connected to LEDs via jumper by default)
    • +5V and GND
    • RX connection pad (suitable for MIDI hack)
    • 6-pin FTDi connector
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