Binary Data Pipeline
Model of 1989

  • Rostock
  • Rostock
  • Rostock
  • Rostock


Rostock [ˈrɔstɔk] is a data pipeline, a FIFO (first in—first out) shift register, or a very short digital delay. Its length is variable from 1 to 64 stages (with optional looping and scrambling). Rostock is a component of the Leibniz Binary Subsystem—a family of digital modules that operate on 8-bit data. It works by processing data in the Leibniz bus and must be connected to other Leibniz modules using data ribbon cables at the back. Rostock may process data sequences representing rhythms, control voltages, audio-rate signals, and even video signals because the bits can change at extreme rates (up to 2MHz). In addition, its memory may be digitally looped. Delaying and looping is a fundamental building block for sequence automation, pattern and chaos generation, and various cybernetic modular patches. Thus, Rostock is a multi-purpose open-ended device that invites creative thinking. For detailed description, please refer to the manual.

  • Component of Leibniz Binary Subsystem
  • Shift register / delay memory of up to 64 stages
  • Voltage controlled length
  • Looping and scrambling
  • Optional individual clock input to each bit line
Technical details
  • 8hp, skiff friendly
  • Current draw: +70mA/-40mA
  • Reverse power protection

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