Sample & Hold in a Eurorack Modular System
Sample & Hold is a common ingredient in synthesis. Not just in modular synths, but also semi-modular and stand alone synths. Its often thought of as a random stepped signal, but it’s actually a function. And within a modular you have the possibility to customize the results of that function.
In this video, I explain how a Sample & Hold module works, and then we dive into a series of patches. From some uses for the basic stepped random signal to more creative patches with a variety of sample and trigger inputs. Finally, we also use the Sample & Hold as a trigger generator and a sample rate reducer.