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by soon_come
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Expert Sleepers
Topic: Disting MIDI Breakout alternatives? MIDI breakout shields?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Disting MIDI Breakout alternatives? MIDI breakout shields?

Hmmm, good question - I suppose it might be possible but highly unlikely given the way the wire is. I will double check. Thanks.
by soon_come
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Expert Sleepers
Topic: Disting MIDI Breakout alternatives? MIDI breakout shields?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Disting MIDI Breakout alternatives? MIDI breakout shields?

Hi os, I’m a bit stumped after soldering up one of these DIY breakouts myself. I bought a 4 pin ribbon cable, soldered it to two cannibalized HOSA TRS jacks, and all connections have continuity (tested with multimeter). Where I’m at: - MIDI out (pins 1 and 2 on the Disting) works perfectly fine, MID...
by soon_come
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Ryk M185 Sequencer - per step repeat and gate mode
Replies: 319
Views: 26005

Re: Ryk M185 Sequencer - per step repeat and gate mode

The A+B CV addition is applied after the scale quantisation, so that it can be used as a key change. It effectively allows you to sequence the root note of the quantisation scale. Hope that helps Cheers ryk Thanks for the clarification! It would be great to have the option to do it the other way, b...
by soon_come
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Ryk M185 Sequencer - per step repeat and gate mode
Replies: 319
Views: 26005

Re: Ryk M185 Sequencer - per step repeat and gate mode

I'm really loving this sequencer now. One question for RYK based on this text in the manual: 4. A + B Sequence CV offset ON/OFF The CV from Sequence B is added to the CH1 CV to create note offsets, or key changes. This is useful when creating a looped pattern in Sequence A, and using a slower patter...
by soon_come
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 724
Views: 45778

Re: Polyend Tracker

Thanks to everyone for their detailed input. I’m thinking this isn’t a great pairing for the Digitakt after all. I want something which can direct the action (song mode, program changes) and has its own tricks up its sleeves... but stable, reliable, and mature. Maybe I’ll look again later this year....
by soon_come
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 724
Views: 45778

Re: Polyend Tracker

I definitely prefer non-beta firmware in hardware that costs ~$500+. There's nothing less vibey than filing a bug report in the middle of a session. I think it's great they're making strides and issuing frequent updates, but I'll wait for the pioneers to get the arrows for this piece if I dive in at...
by soon_come
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 724
Views: 45778

Re: Polyend Tracker

Thanks to everyone chiming in with real-world details here. As someone who has been eyeing the Tracker (but isn't quite ready to dive in until some of these issues are dealt with), it's extremely valuable. Agreed! The difference between this thread and, say, Elektronauts' Tracker thread is pretty s...
by soon_come
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 724
Views: 45778

Re: Polyend Tracker

Thanks to everyone chiming in with real-world details here. As someone who has been eyeing the Tracker (but isn't quite ready to dive in until some of these issues are dealt with), it's extremely valuable.
by soon_come
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 31863

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

They go for less than $250 used, which is a steal. You can use it for drum sounds (and it excels at that), but you can also use it as a 6-track FM synth for melodic and harmonic stuff. Kinda incredible. I'm being serious when I say I would pay $200+ for it as a MIDI sequencer alone (you get probabil...
by soon_come
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Tracker
Replies: 724
Views: 45778

Re: Polyend Tracker

fruitsnake wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Someone should seize the opportunity, like a true capitalist, and start making TRS cables with the tip and ring swapped: A-to-B type link cables!
Retrokits has done this! And in fact they have an inline inverter with a switch that will change any cable's polarity in this way.
by soon_come
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 31863

Re: The Elektron Model:Cycles Thread

Model cycles > model samples? I have the latter and now own a more serious sampler... that said I have a digitone too... :) decisions decisions I think the Samples is a bit like a crippled Digitakt, while the Cycles is definitely not a crippled Digitone... it punches way above its weight IMO. Obvio...
by soon_come
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron
Replies: 111
Views: 6214

Re: Gear suggestions: moving away from Elektron

Interesting to see so many votes for the MPC One here. I bought one when it came out, found it extremely clunky (felt like a DAW on a tablet but without the more powerful stuff), and went right back to the Digitakt, which I still love despite its limitations.

Where did OP end up?
by soon_come
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new OP-1-like synth!
Replies: 45
Views: 6908

Re: new OP-1-like synth!

I love the sound and interface of the ELZ-1. I just wish it had DIN or at least TRS MIDI as well! Otherwise, it’s nearly perfect for what it is. I really like the crazy “gacha” parameter on the FM mode, which is really just a randomizer for all params. Very cool.
by soon_come
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

Every time I think I understand exactly what's going on at each stage, someone posts another comment here and makes me rethink it. I really have to find the time to sit down and test things out myself, because I do believe I was conflating some of this.
by soon_come
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

Thanks for the insight, Zentek. I agree that a way to set everything to default would be incredibly useful, but perhaps “default” isn’t really meaningful in this instance (?).
by soon_come
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new OP-1-like synth!
Replies: 45
Views: 6908

Re: new OP-1-like synth!

Has anyone tried using this in host mode with an Elektron device feeding it MIDI via USB? It doesn't seem to recognize any MIDI messages from my Model:Cycles while in host mode, despite it being responsive to a regular MIDI keyboard and taking clock and notes just fine in device mode (with a third ...
by soon_come
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new OP-1-like synth!
Replies: 45
Views: 6908

Re: new OP-1-like synth!

Has anyone tried using this in host mode with an Elektron device feeding it MIDI via USB? It doesn't seem to recognize any MIDI messages from my Model:Cycles while in host mode, despite it being responsive to a regular MIDI keyboard and taking clock and notes just fine in device mode (with a third p...
by soon_come
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

The starting note might be part of the key here, indeed.
by soon_come
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

Appreciate all of the details here from everyone. I have to sit down with mine again and methodically figure out what exactly is happening. Ultimately, I think it’s kind of impractical to expect tracking across 5+ octaves to be perfect in the first place, and even though I’d love it if this module d...
by soon_come
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

Appreciate those details, donutschool.
by soon_come
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: DivKid RND STEP
Replies: 141
Views: 11175

Re: DivKid RND STEP

It has very minimal droop for an analog S&H. I wouldn’t expect it to hold pitch steady forever, but if you’re sending it quantized CV and need to hold a chord for a few bars, you’ll be fine.
by soon_come
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Klavis - CalTrans
Replies: 153
Views: 11316

Re: Klavis - CalTrans

FWIW I’ve sent a message here to Zentek asking if he’s seen the latest posts in this thread, but I haven’t heard anything back yet. In the past, he was always really responsive and super helpful, so maybe he’s just very busy.
by soon_come
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: DivKid RND STEP
Replies: 141
Views: 11175

Re: DivKid RND STEP

Envelope times are another great one, if you have an envelope that allows for that. Re: velocity... your first VCA will control the overall shape & dynamic character of the amplitude. If you run the output of that first VCA into a second one (as input) and modulate it with one of RND STEP's unipolar...
by soon_come
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: DivKid RND STEP
Replies: 141
Views: 11175

Re: DivKid RND STEP

Being able to use one trigger to get 6 unique random values for a single voice is incredibly convenient. Simple idea for you to try: Mult the gate signal you're already using for a bog-standard voice (VCO -> VCF -> VCA) Send it to the RND STEP trigger at the top Use the resulting six signals (direct...
by soon_come
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: DivKid Mutes
Replies: 175
Views: 20769

Re: DivKid Mutes

I have one; it's quite different but also cool. Customs must have been a little rough with mine, because I had to reseat an LED and another part, but Dedal patiently guided me through the fixes. Compared to the DivKid, it also does a whole lot more, with two random algorithms. Really cool style from...

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