How is buffer reset supposed to work?

I just got a Data Bender, and it is awesome, but I cannot figure out what “corrupt as buffer reset” is doing.

I assumed that if I had a really slow internal clock and a few repeats, then the data buffer would start repeating a new chunk of incoming audio whenever i sent a gate to the reset. Instead, I can’t hear it doing anything at all.

Any info would be great, thanks,

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Hey @kongbalong, great question! I put together a short video explaining the Corrupt as Reset feature. Hopefully it makes sense!

Can you say a few words about how the buffer relates to the read/write playheads? This video definitely explains what happens with the reset trigger when having a frozen buffer clocked to tempo, but I’m curious about what happens when running in internal clock mode?
It seems like this is less a creative option than a practical one for making buffers more predictable relative to some sequencer, but I’m definitely still missing something.

This sentence in the manual is probably throwing me off, because I’m expecting to hear clear buffer manipulations when I reset it:

In internal clock mode, this will re-sync the internal clock immediately, causing new audio to load into the buffer, possibly resulting in silence during certain bend/break settings. This does move the playback heads into a reset position immediately which can cause clicks.

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The effect of this setting is quite subtle in internal clock mode, but it essentially helps tighten up free running audio buffers with external gear, and has very specific use cases. This setting’s effect is most easily heard in external clock mode.

Another patch example to show the effect of Corrupt as Reset would be to use the Gate input to selectively manipulate portions of the incoming audio.

For example, you can patch up a kick and snare, and only manipulate the snare hits with some creative patching. You can watch another quick video below where I explain this patch!

OK, that is awesome… thanks!!

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You’re welcome! It’s a feature often overlooked, but it can really open up another level of control for your Data Bender :slight_smile: