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Soma Laboratory Ornament 8 Organismic Sequencer Synthesizer Black
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Soma Laboratory Ornament 8

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Soma Laboratory Ornament 8

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ORNAMENT-8 is an organismic sequencer, or in a broader sense, a synthesizer of behavior. A unique feature of ORNAMENT is its fully horizontal modular structure that consists of eight equal and independent cells which are special delay lines. It’s in fact an analog computer with a temporal dimension, the behavior of which is determined by patching and adjusting the temporal properties of each cell involved in the generation of the behavior.

Retro Gear Shop is an Authorized Soma Laboratory Dealer.
Brand new with full Warranty.

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ORNAMENT-8 is based on a completely new principle of synthesis of behavior. 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 behavior.
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 behavior. 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 behavior 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
Weight 1.4 kg

*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

Ornament 8 Manual
Soma Laboratory Ornament 8 Rear
Soma Laboratory Ornament 8 Connectors PSU