Braids Renaissance (robot speech, 10 new chord modes)

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Post by Jcsveth » Mon May 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Probably a dumb question, but is there a way to reverse the operation of the encoder without re-compiling the firmware? Love the new modes!

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Post by cliffemu » Mon May 14, 2018 2:58 pm

This is a great firmware. I really like the x6 modes. Is there any easy way to add quantizing to the other multi-pitch modes like wtx4, too?

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Post by th0mas » Mon May 14, 2018 3:32 pm

Jcsveth wrote:Probably a dumb question, but is there a way to reverse the operation of the encoder without re-compiling the firmware? Love the new modes!
No. What do you want though? Bought the wrong encoder for a diy build? I could compile you a custom build if you want.

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Post by Jcsveth » Mon May 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Yah. It was a common thing for the DIY builds to have a reversed encoder when the specified encoder wasn't available. A few of the alternate firmwares have reversed encoder options. Ornaments and Crimes has an option to boot with something held in which reverses the encoder.
:banana: I would be grateful if you could compile a reversed encoder code. I just finished a couple of micro-braids with a backwards encoder. Useable, but annoying.

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Post by rossanderton » Wed May 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Thanks for this!

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Post by MatrixModulator » Thu May 24, 2018 12:21 am

Hey thanks for this, i had some great fun trying in tonight, but it seems the last mode sam3 just show 7777 on the display and it's a constant noise.
It's a diy braids but it was working fine.. i think..
Any ideas where to look for or what to try to fix it?
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Post by th0mas » Thu May 24, 2018 7:47 am

???? Was the original Easter egg in braids which is generating morse code. I had to reduce the number of SAM patches in order to have the firmware fit in flash which may be why you were expecting more SAM. You can customize the word list by following my previous post in this thread but as far as I know nobody has done that yet.

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Post by Bob Borries » Thu May 24, 2018 12:28 pm

Great Job, looking forward to customizing text

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Post by MatrixModulator » Thu May 24, 2018 2:26 pm

I'm sorry i'm not sure to understand... It's written on your site :

There are three SAM entries in the oscillator model list, named SAM1 to SAM3. Each of these SAM models contain 16 different words.

Sam 3 is not there, it's showing 7777 on the display instead of sam3, it's normal?
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Post by th0mas » Thu May 24, 2018 3:28 pm

Sorry, I forgot to update the site manual when I had to reduce SAM down to 2 banks.

SAM3 no longer exists, unless you modify the wordlist yourself and upload a new firmware. Note that you'll need to use very short words if you want three banks of words, otherwise the flash will overflow as it the firmware is very full.

I will update the site shortly to reflect that there's currently only 2 SAM word banks, thanks for mentioning that error.

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Post by MatrixModulator » Thu May 24, 2018 3:31 pm

th0mas wrote:Sorry, I forgot to update the site manual when I had to reduce SAM down to 2 banks.

SAM3 no longer exists, unless you modify the wordlist yourself and upload a new firmware. Note that you'll need to use very short words if you want three banks of words, otherwise the flash will overflow as it the firmware is very full.

I will update the site shortly to reflect that there's currently only 2 SAM word banks, thanks for mentioning that error.
Ohhh ok hehe thanks :)
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Will this work with bees in the trees

Post by undothis » Thu May 24, 2018 3:39 pm

First thank you!

I know that Bees and the trees probably used up all the memory. So not sure if this will be able to be installed with bees in the tree Installed.

Thank you!

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Post by th0mas » Thu May 24, 2018 3:46 pm

When you install a new firmware it completely replaces the firmware you had previously, so it's only one at a time. Cheers

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Post by undothis » Tue May 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Ok thank you!

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Post by th0mas » Thu May 31, 2018 7:12 pm

I need a few beta testers for the next release.

Suitable testers own a Braids module as well as a JTAG adapter that they know how to use to unbrick a bricked module. I recently learnt it is possible to brick Braids with a bad firmware installed via WAV upload so I'd like to start getting a few people to test upgrades before releasing them.

If you have that gear and a few free hours to test the firmware please PM me.

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Post by JoeFuture » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:42 am

Thanks for this great firmware. The 6x modes are working well on my uBraids, but for some reason the Sam 1 and Sam 2 voices sound really glitchy and aren't making full words. I see the slot where Sam 3 should be, but the display just reads "7777" instead of "Sam 3". I've downloaded and installed the update twice with the same result. Is that expected?

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Post by th0mas » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:42 am

In SAM mode you pick which phoneme to play out of the chosen word by adjusting the timbre parameter, so by default it won't say words.

To get SAM you speak words, set Timbre to 0, then send an envelope into timbre (with the timbre modulation knob set above 0). Now you can adjust the speed of the word by adjusting the attack time of the envelope, independently of pitch.

A simpler way to get SAM to speak is to just send a trigger into the trig in jack. When you do it this way SAM speaks at the natural rate for the given pitch, which means that he'll speak slower at lower pitches and faster at higher pitches.

SAM3 was removed in the last firmware due to size constraints. I have to update the website to reflect that. ???? mode is the original Braids easter egg which is a morse code generator.

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Post by gimber » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:19 am

Did anyone ever happen to generate a way of this with the encoder direction flipped?

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Post by th0mas » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:37 am

After a long delay (sorry!) I've released v0.4 of Braids Renaissance.

It adds a new set of 5 chord modes that use the quantizer root and scale to build "diatonically correct" chords that stay in key.

It also adds a "Wavetable" chord mode that replaces the original WTx4 chord mode. Wavetable stack is a set of 5 oscillators, WTCH is the diatonic chord mode with the original wavetables from WTx4.

It also adds support for reversed encoders.

I had to remove a few algorithms from the original v1.9 in order to fit everything in. This firmware is extremely full so don't expect much more in terms of additions. Removed are:
Text editor
???? easter egg algorithm (morse code generator)
QPSK algorithm
The original WTx4 algorithm has been replaced by a more featureful WTCH algorithm (see below)

You can download it and learn more here: https://burns.ca/eurorack.html

It also adds better modulation for all the chord modes (stack and diatonic chord modes):

The Timbre parameter morphs the sound differently depending on the chord waveform.

For saw algorithms (\ \CH, \ \x6), each note is actually 2 saw waves, and Timbre controls the detuning between the 2 saw waves.

For square algorithms (-_CH, -_x6), Timbre controls the pulse width of the square wave.

For triangle and sine algorithms (/\CH, /\x6, SICH, SIx6), Timbre controls the amount of wavefolding to apply to each oscillator before summing.

For wavetable algorithms (WTCH, WTx6), Timbre morphs between a small set of wavetable entries. This is the same wavetable list as the original WTx4 mode.

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Post by pisrecords » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:56 pm

:sb: thanks for this firmware !!!
i love a lot the chord modes. very helpful for my live performance !

i am using braids renassance 0.4 with Winter Modular Eloquenser . i use 1 sequencer cv out for control oscillators modes in META . the sequenser only have quantized output . i use it in SEMITONES , but i have a little problem :
some Braids OSC modes not change well . these are varying between 2, generating noise. as when a quantizer can not define correctly between 2 notes. This, if I remember correctly, did not happen to me with other firmwares.

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Post by th0mas » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:10 pm

Hi pisrecords,

Have you tried slightly changing the FM +/- knob position? Perhaps a slight change to that could help.

Glad you're enjoying the firmware! :)

Cheers,
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Post by pisrecords » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:13 pm

th0mas wrote:Hi pisrecords,

Have you tried slightly changing the FM +/- knob position? Perhaps a slight change to that could help.

Glad you're enjoying the firmware! :)

Cheers,
Tom
Yes of course I have tried, it is the same, just change the total range and produce the error in another type of selected Oscillator.
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Post by th0mas » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:25 pm

pisrecords wrote: Yes of course I have tried, it is the same, just change the total range and produce the error in another type of selected Oscillator.
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Yeah, that was pretty obvious. Unfortunately I think the issue is just more likely to happen in the Renaissance firmware. It has a higher number of modes so they are spaced closer together.

I think the right fix would be for Eoquencer to emit a fixed CV.Have you maybe tried a stepped LFO with configured voltage range and offset? I don't have that omdule so I'm unsure if you can sequence that configuration.

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Post by talkboxert » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:52 am

Hi, I tried to load this on my factory braids, (an older model I believe)

After a few packets into the transfer it takes out the power on the module and the case (! --> doepfer mini psu) with it.

Should the renaissance also work on early serial numbers?

I was able to load back the 1.8 firmware with the same audio settings without any problem. :zombie:

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Post by th0mas » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 pm

talkboxert wrote:Hi, I tried to load this on my factory braids, (an older model I believe)

After a few packets into the transfer it takes out the power on the module and the case (! --> doepfer mini psu) with it.

Should the renaissance also work on early serial numbers?

I was able to load back the 1.8 firmware with the same audio settings without any problem. :zombie:
Did this happen multiple times? There is no difference in the firmware update procedure between Renaissance and factory firmwares. Perhaps your case is near the power limit? Try removing power to a few modules and try again. I have never heard of this occurring.

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