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by mattybrad
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Noodle Twister wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:49 pm
What's the current sample rate default ? I've cropped a short bass drum to 200ms..
Thanks again :)
Looks like 16384Hz is the default
by mattybrad
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

What is the maximum total size of the 5 samples that can be uploaded ? Does each sample size need to fall within certain limits ? As far as I can tell, the samples need to add up to less than 0.9 seconds (approx, maybe slightly more). The default kick drum takes up about half of that on its own, so...
by mattybrad
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Quick but important note for anyone who installed the new firmware (1.2) last week: There was an error in the code which caused the audio output to sound horrible, but only once you've turned DrumKid on and off (hence why I didn't notice it until just now!). I've now fixed this issue, but have kept...
by mattybrad
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

DrumKid firmware V1.2 is now available . Same process as before for updating - check the updated manual for details: https://mattbradshawdesign.com/projects/drumkid/ This update really only has one new feature, which is the ability to upload custom samples. I've made an online tool which hopefully ...
by mattybrad
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Mine just arrived. Within 2mins I had sounds that inspired me to write something. I'm into harsher industrial vibe stuff and that Crush function rocks. It's nice when you grab something new without trying it out in person first, and it fits you like a glove. I'll post an update when I've really div...
by mattybrad
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Umcorps wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:13 am
A little afternoon jam with the Drumkid/Nord combo. Nice and gentle
Really nice vibe, brilliant
by mattybrad
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Actually half-decent results!
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by mattybrad
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Ha! I thought the same to tried to put some Tipex on mine yesterday. Fucked it up completely. Looks dreadful. According to the spec sheet the pot shafts are 6mm so I've ordered some slim 6mm Davies clone knobs from Thonk. Hopefully they will just slip over the shafts and hide the mess I made. Might...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Spent today testing out a way of loading custom samples, should be ready next week!
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Yeah clock from circuit working as expected to control tempo of drumkid and sounds great with drums from both units. Okay well that's good news, sounds like the signal is getting through fine. Might be worth messing around with the settings on your controllers and sending different CC messages. Sen...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Just checked drop turning off sound to left and right and the A B D randomise function, both work so I'm pretty sure the upload worked. Switch is in midi position but still no response from drumkid with 16n as a controller. Haven't tried circuit yet, but in case it's relevant I'm using a 3.5mm to m...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Ah ok. Maybe I did something wrong then. Tried a novation circuit and 16n faderbank and got no response from drumkid. I didn't upload the 'blink' code to drumkid as a test though so maybe I messed up. The switch was definitely in arduino mode I remember. Probably worth trying "blink" first just to ...
by mattybrad
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Fantastic! Had a few messages about the Nord Drum so am really glad that works directly now :)
by mattybrad
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Mr. Sound Boy King wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Piece of kit seems super sweet and I have dropped an order this morning. Will it come w/ the updated firmware?
It will :)
by mattybrad
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

There has been at least one successful upgrade reported, so that's encouraging!
by mattybrad
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Okay, I've just updated DrumKid's firmware (V1.1). Here are the main changes/fixes: - MIDI output note and channel can now be changed for each drum (see manual for details) - All parameters now respond to MIDI CC messages (CC numbers 16 to 31) - Drone now responds to MIDI note information (only over...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

The problem with sending stuff other than note and realtime messages is you don't know how the receiving device will respond (if at all). Might be a lot more trouble than its worth. The Nord Drum is a good/bad example. You can programme it just using CCs which makes it easy to set up with a control...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Umcorps wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:45 am
Anywhere between 12 and 31 should be safe enough :party:
Cool, thanks. Should I also send CC data..? Or is that a bit niche/overkill?
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

A stupid person's guide for how to reassign midi note output values would be really appreciated by this stupid person. Okay, I was half way through writing a stupid person's guide on how to do this and then realised it was actually insanely complex. I'm going to add note/channel output settings int...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Would it be possible in future firmware versions to allocate midi CCs to the 16 parameters? I can think of a whole bunch of things I'd like to use to control this with - particularly the group A and D parameters. Good idea - will try and add that to the next update. Any idea what CC numbers I shoul...
by mattybrad
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't replied on here for a while - thought I was getting emails every time there was a reply so I hadn't been checking!

Thanks for all the encouragement on here, and obviously big thanks to everyone who bought a DrumKid so far :)
by mattybrad
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

purchased, bit of a no-brainer for me :party: could you give some more details about the midi out spec pls? does it send "drum kit" info to one channel-- as in 1 octave of notes, or does it send multitimbral info over multiple channels? is there a way to set the channel? It currently sends all MIDI...
by mattybrad
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

Re: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Technologear? wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:15 am
Purchased.
Welcome to MW
Thank you!
by mattybrad
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine
Replies: 79
Views: 3936

DrumKid - aleatoric (random) drum machine

Hi, I've just launched my first drum machine, and even though it's not modular, someone suggested it might be of interest on this forum. It's a lo-fi "aleatoric" drum machine, meaning that it uses randomness to generate/modify rhythms. This randomness can be adjusted using live controls. It outputs ...

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