Boundary Reflector

Limit arpeggiators, transform LFOs, shape oscillators, modify envelopes, distort audio, and run signals through a hall of mirrors. A different take on a CV limiter, replacing wall-like behavior with bounce-like behavior, the Boundary Reflector sets lower and upper boundaries for incoming signals (either boundary can serve as top or bottom). Peaks that would extend past the boundary are instead reflected back by the same amount they would have gone over. The boundaries can be quantized to note values or octaves (upper & lower green buttons) for musical results and things get really interesting when the boundaries are modulated by CV (bottom jacks).

Initiated by a VM user, this module addressed the issue that limiters tend to output an abundance of signal right at their limit, making for flatter results than desired. The Boundary Reflector instead reflects the signal back into a bounded region, and it ends up being useful across a broad range of applications, often increasing complexity and dynamic behavior in both subtle and transformative ways.