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Post by numan7 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:28 pm

wow, i absolutely don't/didn't need any more controller devices... but dang the tete makes the tetrapad extremely tempting all of a sudden!
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Post by Dibek » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Daisuk wrote:
Dibek wrote:Is the tetrapad ment to have stepped outputs in voltage mode?

when i try to dial in the pitch of an oscillator using the knobs on the tetrapad i get stepped outputs.

Also it would be great if the voltage mode would have an option to only output positive voltage
You can decide for yourself how much slew you'd like to apply (hold the red button and turn the first encoder to adjust).

Why would you want it to only output positive voltages? :hmm: Do you need a higher resolution for the output or something?
Thanks, good tip. i thought the slew just works between when touching different pads.

Positive outputs, i used pressurepoints for a while, i think it´s just that i´m used to it and it´s sort of more straight forward to only be able to set positive voltages.

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Post by cackland » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm not one for displays on modules, hence why I'm reluctant to get the tete in my system... I do feel the display is too small. Some of the widgets shown are far too small for my liking. Other than that, it seems like a useful complement to the tetrapad.

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Post by Daisuk » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Muse FTW wrote:Seriously one of the coolest companion modules I've come across in eurorack. Tetrapad was already good but Tete is going to open it up in a whole new dimension. The looping functions are sick. Can't wait to buy one.

Thanks for the walkthrough.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii8uHzCgEdo[/video]
Wow. Loopy looks insanely fun. It's a bit hard to fully comprehend without having the module here to try it - but say I loop a segment in voltages mode with loopy, kind of like the granular like stuff that is being done around the 56 minute mark - can I then control the start of that loop with CV (sort of scrub through the loop with cv)? Edit - ahhh! I see he showed that in note mode - niiiice! :hihi:

Also, is there some way to quantize the human input in the looper (in voltages mode) to an incoming clock? A bit of swing is cool, of course, but some sort of tightness of when the sequencer switches from one pad to another would be cool. :)
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I don't see this comparison at all
why? because it has slide pads instead of sliders? the difference isn't exactly immense. Both are advanced voltage memory / voltage sequencer modules, with 8 outs. It would require Tête to be similar to VB though, which is what i find cumbersome. VB is just most of that in a cheaper package..
Depends on what you want to use it for, I guess. Tete gives Tetrapad so many extra useful features that the Voltage Bank doesn't have, so not exactly "fair" to compare. Loopy being just one of them.

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Post by phutureboy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:39 am

slowwild wrote:The Tête is $299, dealer orders are coming in and we are shipping to dealers as of today.
Could you please tell us which dealers in Europe are getting the first shipments as so far none seem to have received it...
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Post by Daisuk » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:30 am

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slowwild wrote:The Tête is $299, dealer orders are coming in and we are shipping to dealers as of today.
Could you please tell us which dealers in Europe are getting the first shipments as so far none seem to have received it...
mattech says he's expecting the shipment on the 23rd, so I guess it'll start coming in to European dealers next week. :tu:

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Post by cackland » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:32 pm

Just in time for Xmas??

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Post by slowwild » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:01 pm

I'm so excited to see what y'all make with it.
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Post by SavageMessiah » Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:23 pm

Got mine from Control Voltage today! :hyper:

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Post by Daisuk » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:13 am

Just ordered a Tete from Schneidersladen. Got a reply saying it would be sent out later today, even though it doesn't say they have it in stock. Stooooked. :sb:

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Post by atrostor » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:31 pm

Is there a particular reason why some of the features like the quantized slider output are excluded in the Tetrapad firmware if one does not own the Tete? I think there are some features that fit within the standalone interaction scheme of the Tetrapad without needing the expansion module.

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Post by exper » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:07 pm

How would you select which scale is used? The buttons do completely different functions when the TP is used alone so any more functions would make it too difficult to program/recall what is set to what. The TP is perfect as is IMO, lots of functions and simple to program. This is why I like having one not controlled by the Tete still. I can always use an external quantized if needed.
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Re: Intellijel Tetrapad

Post by atrostor » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:28 pm

From the Tete manual:

SHIFT (Red Button) View
º Press encoder to toggle quantization
º Turn encoder to scale fader level
º Hold the shift button and turn encoder to set slew rate

I think it's pretty standard for quantization to default to chromatic. The encoder press is currently not doing anything else. Unless the quantization logic is handled by the Tete, I don't see a reason why this should be left out. It's at the same level of complication as any other control in Tetrapad. But even if you have some artistic argument against defaulting to the chromatic scale, this doesn't explain why the fader scaling doesn't work either.

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Post by tiny333 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:30 am

It’s a shame the leads supplied mean the tete has to be on the right ...

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Post by tiny333 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:36 am

Oh Either of the six pin ... please ignore the comment above :)

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Post by tiny333 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm

Can I use this in any way like a RENE ?

I mean set up 16 chords and have it play to the click random or various snake patterns ? Being able to assign rests to notes ?

If not can I request that for a future idea ?
It’s only my 1st few hours with it and it’s wonderful
Thank you for the immense amount of thought that obviously went into this

Um in combo mode could I have the 1st 2 pads be like note mode ?



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Post by Daisuk » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:46 am

tiny333 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Can I use this in any way like a RENE ?

I mean set up 16 chords and have it play to the click random or various snake patterns ? Being able to assign rests to notes ?

If not can I request that for a future idea ?
It’s only my 1st few hours with it and it’s wonderful
Thank you for the immense amount of thought that obviously went into this

Um in combo mode could I have the 1st 2 pads be like note mode ?



... back to learning

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You can with Tete. Use it like Rene, that is. :)

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Post by tiny333 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:56 pm

I can ??

I guess you’re saying program each step in and go for it ?

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Post by Daisuk » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:21 pm

tiny333 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:56 pm
I can ??

I guess you’re saying program each step in and go for it ?
Yes. Check out page 122 of the manual. ;)

https://intellijel.com/downloads/manual ... .12.11.pdf

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Post by scottmfr » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:06 pm

tiny333 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Can I use this in any way like a RENE ?
Wes walks through some options in the walkthrough video.

If you skip to the Voltages Mode CV Assignment section (There's chapter markers in the description) he shows how you can use external CV to selct the voltage banks. Send gates to step from one bank to another or use CV to select banks using the X/Y axis, or do both!

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Post by autopoiesis » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:05 pm

the expander looks amazing. would really love to see general support for microtuning via scala files loaded into Tête.

also, an LFO mode where pressure scales (with latchability) the amplitude of the LFO output would be cool.

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Post by galaxie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:09 am

Can't believe that this new expander slips through my radar. Must try this one with my Tetrapad.

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Post by Natemasterflex » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:15 pm

Just wanted to thank Intellijel for the Tète expander!!! Its amazingly good. I never got a Tetrapad because it seemed clunky in its programing, but with the Tète it is very much what I had hoped the Tetrapad would be! I got the Tète before the Pad even lol. The manual is huge, but its a lot of the same stuff repeated in different sections to make certain functions clear. It compliments the Planar 2 very well also. Thanks again for putting out such fantastic modules! Go Canucks

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Post by thelizard » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:39 pm

Do any US dealers have these in stock? I missed the brief window that Perfect Circuit had them for sale, and I only see them available for pre-order at the usual suspects (although Control doesn't even have a page for it yet). If no one has stock, is there an estimate on the restock date?

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