The Rungler concept was originally inspired by the work of composer Jan Boerman.
Q - How can noise be clocked?
A - The noise is clocked using a ‘Linear Feedback Shift-Register Algorithm’ which is a simple 1 bit delay (on/off) across 16 or 32 memory locations. When the clock receives a pulse the data is shift registered in the pipe of the memory location which steps up all values by 1.
Q - How does the random switch work?
A- Pseudo random number generator can be used to produces sequences of numbers using feedback into the data input. When converted to voltages gives a sense of random noise that is basically a calculable stochastic distribution.
The RUNGLER concept is based on simple short delay of 8 or 16 bits that feeds a Digital to Analogue (D to A) converter in order to produce differing voltage levels that are used to modulate, ie the clock of an oscillator. This is demonstrated by feeding the step signal output into the pitch input of a sine wave oscillator to produce a sequence of pitches.
Altering the rate of the signal produces either, singular notes or granular waves. The RUNGLER gives a sense of movement to sound and can be compared to the visual stimulus associated with altering the frame rate of film.