Soma Laborartory Ornamet-8
ORNAMENT-8 is based on a completely new principle of synthesis of behaviour. Instead of a vertical structure with a tempo generator on top and some memory for storing sequenced events, we have a dynamic equilibrium inside a horizontal structure without any memory, just an infinite “now” that generates the next moment of behaviour. In certain key aspects, it resembles a neural network where there is no difference between “processor” and “memory”, where functions are blurred and all structures are very flexible. Because the ORNAMENT is fully modular, you can connect any number of ORNAMENTs into a single network, creating very complex multi-dimensional structures with the same complex behaviour. For those with philosophical inclinations, ORNAMENT is a playground the size of a box of chocolates where you can study fundamental laws of life and society, going beyond linear logical thinking.
ORNAMENT-8 was designed by Vadim Minkin, the new creative mind who recently joined SOMA laboratory. ORNAMENT is intended to be the first in a line of SOMA sequencers developing new principles of behaviour generation and control.
|Number of cells||8|
|Number of pulse converters||4|
|Number of 3.5 mm mini-jack Eurorack adapters||8|
|Number of contacts (inputs and outputs)||78|
|Input and output voltage range||0‑10 volts *|
|Minimum cell delay time||50 ms *|
|Maximum cell delay time||50 seconds *|
|Maximum cell delay time at> Cv = 0 volts||5 minutes *|
|Supply voltage||12 volt center-plus|
|Current Consumption||10-50 ma *|
|Dimensions||266 x 255 x 54 mm|
*As with any analog device, there may be a small variance in actual values.
ORNAMENT-8 — 1 pc.
Power supply 12v 1a — 1 pc.
Male‑male power cord — 1 pc.
65 cm cable with alligator clips — 12 pcs.
30 cm cable with alligator clips — 14 pcs.
Additionally, you can purchase:
Sensor overlay for LYRA‑8 sensors
Optional cable set with alligator clips