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Post by hamildad » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 am

There is a thread just below this one, about Keystep starting an external sequencer.

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maybe check out the answers in that thread.

I'd also use a MIDI monitor to check to see if the keystep is actually sending note off's... as that will be the answer for hung notes.

also check that the Bb and Eb keys are also not sending anything else...
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Post by Inconsequential_circuits » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:07 am

My buddy has a MIDI monitor thing I will try to borrow for test! Thanks!

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Post by hamildad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:37 am

There's one on the Kilpatrick audio web site!!

https://www.kilpatrickaudio.com/apps/midiview/

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swing

Post by lutoslawski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 am

Anyone can explain me how "swing" works in Carbon?

from manual:
"The swing menu allows the clock swing to be adjusted. When swing is set to a value other than 50%, playback will have a bouncy feel. This affects any notes that are on off-beats with respect to a 1/16th note count. The clock is automatically swung so that different steps sizes for tracks and arpeggiators will swing properly even if they are not set to 1/16th notes."

not are all notes quantized to pattern steps when recording??

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Post by hamildad » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:15 am

lutoslawski wrote:Anyone can explain me how "swing" works in Carbon?

not are all notes quantized to pattern steps when recording??
it will use the delay parameter to delay the off beat. but it will do this across all timings and scenes, so it all uses a single swing master clock...

thats what I get from it...
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Post by hamildad » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 am

New Firmware out. 1.18.

version 1.18 changes:
  • the USB device now shows up as CARBON on a PC
    step recording cutting off the first note is fixed
    overdub real time recording works on subsequent passes
    USB host driver has been improved for silicon bug workaround - hopefully now with better reliability and lower resource usage
a bug fixer but according to the KA instagram, a further update will come out with new functionality.

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Nice to see this is still getting improvements, I was happy with the 1.14 stuff but interested to see what get added.
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1.14

Post by zfigz » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:25 pm

i was getting hanging notes with the last update, so hopefully this fixes that.

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Post by sytnax » Tue May 21, 2019 2:51 am

didn't know about the recent update! can't wait for more functionality

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Post by Blackblacky » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:15 pm

I kinda went trough all this topic, but couldn't find a answer or this :

When in live recording mod, what is the precision of the recording ? can it record only one note per step ? Does it quantitize (time speaking) what I play ?

If i play a complex piano song, will it record it like I played it ? (complex rythmes, human imprecisions, etc.. ?)

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Jumbuktu » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Blackblacky wrote:I kinda went trough all this topic, but couldn't find a answer or this :

When in live recording mod, what is the precision of the recording ? can it record only one note per step ? Does it quantitize (time speaking) what I play ?

If i play a complex piano song, will it record it like I played it ? (complex rythmes, human imprecisions, etc.. ?)

Thanks in advance.
Short answer: no. It's not that kind of sequencer. More like a traditional step sequencer rather than a midi recorder.

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Post by hamildad » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:07 am

Blackblacky wrote:I kinda went trough all this topic, but couldn't find a answer or this :

When in live recording mod, what is the precision of the recording ? can it record only one note per step ? Does it quantitize (time speaking) what I play ?

If i play a complex piano song, will it record it like I played it ? (complex rythmes, human imprecisions, etc.. ?)

Thanks in advance.
short answer:no

longer answer: probably not.

it records a series of steps up to 64 in total. but you can set the resolution of those steps according to clock division.

in practice, this means looking at the shortest note duration of a pattern and then using that clock division to capture all the notes.

but the faster the clock division, the quicker you use up all 64 steps.

everything you play will hit the beginning of the step, but you can edit to delay this after the recording.

its a trade off which is fine when you accept the limitations of the GUI, but not for recording a lovely 2 min piece with fast bits and slow bits.

Aftertouch and pitch bend are not recorded either, velocity is and so are CCs.
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Post by Zenn » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 am

For complex sequences one should use the CK patterns
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Post by Blackblacky » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Thanks for the answers ! :hail:

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Post by tIB » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:07 pm

Im late to the party but excited all the same!

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Post by Jumbuktu » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:10 am

tIB wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Im late to the party but excited all the same!
About what? Do you have one?

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Post by tIB » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:38 am

Incoming!

One question: per step timing- how many divisions are there and does it do dotted and/or triplets?

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Post by tIB » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:21 am

Also has anyone bananfied theres?

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Re: Kilpatrick Carbon Sequencer

Post by tIB » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:34 am

My first impressions of the carbon are very good - the UI is incredibly intuitive you can get some interesting stuff going on in no time at all.

Feature wise it could be made deeper with a couple of adds: Think I misunderstood the per step timing, it's a gate per step as opposed to a shifting of the master clock (like you do on the tetra maps for example)...that would have been nice. I'd have liked a couple of extra play modes to forward and reverse too (random and brownian would have been nice). Also I'm not sure about the magic gate setting so far - I was hoping it was chance of a step gating but I'm yet to figure out if that's the case? Also not sure if I can bias a track with a track that's already biased?

But yeah, it's a really fun pattern generator which I'll dig deeper into over the weekend - I really like it's immediacy and the scenes integration works really well.

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