First look at the Instruo Harmonàig harmony quantizer

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Post by Zymos » Tue May 29, 2018 1:27 pm

Just go to his site (Instruo) and message him.

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Post by synkrotron » Tue May 29, 2018 1:35 pm

Zymos wrote:Just go to his site (Instruo) and message him.
Just done that, thanks :mrgreen:

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Post by bassnode » Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm

Click the big price button here: http://www.instruo.media/new-page

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Post by synkrotron » Wed May 30, 2018 10:08 am

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Post by Ypsi Kid » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:17 am

Mine arrived this week, had a quick play with the module on Wednesday night and was loving it!

Jason was great with respect to customer service as the module took a while to arrive, but Jason kept in contact the entire time. Gotta love when a company can offer kick ass modules AND fantastic customer service!

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Post by synkrotron » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:26 am

Mine arrived today :mrgreen:

Had a play for about an hour... Not a clue what I'm doing... Sounded real nice though :)

I had the root, 3rd and 5th playing three of my Distings and I used Metropolis to drive the Harmonaig CV and Pressure Points/Brains to sequence the inversion.

Only just scratching the surface... So much to learn! And that's not counting the music theory...

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Post by Kirk Degiorgio » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:00 am

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first session with the Harmonaig today. Four note chords with static chord quality but modulation of Transposition, Inversion and Voicing with further quantisation from O_C.

I can see two approaches with this module - let interesting stuff happen with random modulation - or programme precise complex repeatable progressions with cv from a 4 x sequencer like SHII.

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Post by Hidden_Path » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:13 pm

Ypsi Kid wrote:Mine arrived this week, had a quick play with the module on Wednesday night and was loving it!

Jason was great with respect to customer service as the module took a while to arrive, but Jason kept in contact the entire time. Gotta love when a company can offer kick ass modules AND fantastic customer service!
Agreed, Jason was a pleasure to buy from in my experience as well, even with my odd request for custom knobs! :tu:

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Post by synkrotron » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:12 pm

@Kirk

Very nice that.

I'm still struggling to get something I am totally happy with at the moment... More a reflection on my skills that the Harmonaig.

I've now got two posted in the Your Tunes forum on which I use the Harmonaig, so I don't like double posting stuff. The latest one is just a quick "sketch" and it's perhaps a bit too busy with other bits going on to get an idea of what the Harmonaig is doing. But I basically had the root CV going to one oscillator routed through one filter, and the fifth CV going to a second second oscillator and filter, with a slow-is LFO triangle modulating one filter cutoff and an inverted version of the same triangle modulating the cutoff of the other filter.

I use a row of Pressure Points alternating the voicing.

Loving the potential of the Harmonaig, once I really get to grips with it...

As for the two approaches I am leaning more to the random stuff I think.

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Post by Zymos » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:31 pm

I've been mostly using mine as an arpegiattor- feeding the outputs into an Erica Seq S clocked by NE Bin Seq for interesting rhythms.

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Post by synkrotron » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Zymos wrote:I've been mostly using mine as an arpegiattor- feeding the outputs into an Erica Seq S clocked by NE Bin Seq for interesting rhythms.
I've just ordered an ADDAC206 for this very purpose :)

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Post by Kirk Degiorgio » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:54 pm

yes, an arpeggiator effect (using a Seq Switch or similar) is a good way to get rhythmic variety. I guess there are two patching processes to get to grips with using the Harmonaig. 1. Patch programming the Harmonaig itself to get the chord progressions you want. 2. Patching the outputs of the sound sources into various filters/VCA's to get variety rather than simple block chords. I'm going to try the arpeggio route, but also want to try track & hold, delayed gates, env's with different attack speeds, etc. It certainly lends to a polyphonic type rig to treat each note in the chord a little differently.


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Post by Cortega » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:07 pm

is there no Manual about the Module ?

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Post by Zymos » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Email Jason, he'll send you one. I think it's still a draft version, or it was a few weeks ago anyway....

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Direct out from Harmonaig?

Post by dvb241 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:31 am

Hey y'all, probably a stupid question, but can you get tone directly from the Harmonaig, or do you need to have independent oscillators for each out? Haven't found a clear answer online so far

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Post by mdoudoroff » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:42 am

dvb241 wrote:Hey y'all, probably a stupid question, but can you get tone directly from the Harmonaig, or do you need to have independent oscillators for each out? Haven't found a clear answer online so far
Harmonaig produces pitch CV. You supply your own oscillators.

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re: Manual

Post by gnome666 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:52 pm

As if we need more evidence that Jason provides amazing service, and seems like an all around cool dude, I recently emailed him about some custom panel work for my Harmonaig. Although he said thats probably not going to be possible for now, I did lament to him that I wished we had a manual. To which he swiftly replied with the following PDFs (quick start and proper manual). I checked with him first and he was cool with me sharing them, but I do emphasize that these are only preliminary drafts. He also said he welcomes feedback about the manual, so if you find any glaring errors or omissions, I'm sure he would like to hear about it. THANKS JASON!
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Post by McRINdk » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:41 am

Had the good fortune to be riding my motorcycle arround Scottland so contacted Jason to see if I could pick up my new Harmonaig direct.

Wow what a great experience. Jason is such a brilliant guy with boundless enthusiasm. He made us a cuppa then showed me around the extensive facillity (read tiny office/lab) then we mucked arround with some modules and chatted about all things Instruo.

Thanks so much Jason

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Post by danishchairs » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:03 am

Two great posts in a row. Thanks gnome666 and McRINdk!

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Post by FatRocky » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:48 pm

s there a way to lower the intensity of the LEDs in this module?

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Post by Carl Licroy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:57 pm

This module is definetly on my 2019 GAS list.

Thank you gnome666 for sharing the manuals. Very instructive, appart two points that are a bit unclear for me :
- what are the slew limiters aimed for?
- how can the gate output be used for?

If you need to translate these manuals in French maybe I can help.

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Post by mikmanner » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:04 am

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Here's the Harmonaig in performance mode playing an Instruo CS-L and a Tona.
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Edit: Scratch that. Uploading a much better version at the moment
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