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[µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:02 am

First of all:
Even though we are going to improve µTune and add new features, we consider development to be finished.
Apart from bugfixes, no features are guaranteed to be implemented. We implement new features we consider useful and whenever we find the time. Please understand that we are constantly busy with other projects as well. I am writing this because some people seem to have the impression, that updates are guaranteed and somehow promised - which they are not. If you buy µTune you will get the advertised features - and maybe some more.
If you take a look at past firmware updates, you can see that we did in fact update µTune quite a lot since the initial release - and we plan to do so in the future.

There is not much space left in the CPU for new features. At some point it won't be possible to put more features in.

Update:
There is a known bug with scale masks: If you have 2 or more expanders installed and deactivate notes using scale masks, the module slows down significantly up to the point of crashing. This might also happen just after startup (when the recently used scale is loaded from the sd card) and result in a black screen. If you encounter this, please booth without sd card to reset the scale. We are of course working on a fix, apologies for the inconvenience.

Update:
These features are now implemented: (current version 2.06)
  • Scale masks can be toggled via midi
  • More monophonic modes: legato, retrigger, auto-gllide
  • MPE -quick setup menu option
  • Smoothing for CC and aftertouch
  • Bargraph display for Velocity, Aftertouch, CC and Channel Pressure


That being said, here is a list of features we intend to integrate, many requested by users:
  • Auto-Portamento for poly modes
  • Voice assigning for midi retuning (one midi channel to MPE)
  • CV-in to velocity for midi out
  • Auto-Gate can trigger midi out
  • Transpose scale masks
  • Variable CC mapping
  • Automatic VCO calibration (almost working)
  • multiple scale masks / scale masks per channel

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by egilegilegil » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:58 pm

Fantastic, many thanks for your work so far! Scale masks is a great and very useful addition.

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:15 am

Firmware 2.05 update:
https://tubbutec.de/%c2%b5tune-updates/

BUGFIXES:
– clock divider was not saved correctly
– midi channel 16 was not working in some cases
– Glide parameter was not recalled correctly after startup

FEATURES
– Scale masks can be toggled via midi (See Midi in config)
– Midi Mono modes: Retrigger, Legato (See Midi in config)
– Midi Mono Glide modes: OFF, ON, AUTO (See Midi in config)
– Changed “CV” to “µT” in router for more clarity

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by acidbob » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:19 am

Thanks a lot :) The legato and glide is exactly what I have been missing. This is awesome :sb:

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:30 am

Released version 2.06:
https://tubbutec.de/%c2%b5tune-updates/
FEATURES
– Bargraph display for Velocity, Aftertouch, CC and Channel Pressure
– Quick setup for MPE (in TOOLS)
– Smoothing for CC, Aftertouch and Channel Pressure outputs

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by acidbob » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:21 pm

8-) youre on fire, thank you sir

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by six_minds » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:43 am

This is great! Many thanks for continuing to develop things!
The module feels very complete!
If you do continue to add things, my only additional requests would be:
1) a global preset function. Changing configurations is quite laborious atm.
2) matrix style Input routing. So that the pitch cv from one input can be spread across multiple quantizer channels, freeing inputs to do other things.

I would happy to chip in on a ko-fi account for any of these features if steam is running out.

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:49 am

1) We are already working on this. Not trivial to maintain compatibility with future parameters.
2) What would that be good for? What is the advantage of copying CV-in values across channels?

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by bandenoire » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Will voice assigning be able to be changed from say single channel mono pitch retuning to say 6 channels up to 16? I have workarounds in my current setup but would love to use the utune to tune say the mks-50 that uses the guitar midi mode. If so, this is huge news and makes these modules truly the centerpiece of a microtonal setup!

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by mafouka » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:52 pm

tubbutec wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:02 am
  • CV-in to velocity for midi out
  • Auto-Gate can trigger midi out
I've definitely bugged Tobias in e-mail about the above feature requests. Auto portamento in MIDI DIN out would be awesome too.

One more thing, I wish the expanders were offered as a DIY kit to help out us blue collar types sporting lint. The cost of an expander is pretty close to what you can get a whole uTune used these days (here in the states atleast)!!!

Ultimate gratitude for the continuation of development for this beast of a module.

Best wishes and happy holidays :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by six_minds » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:19 am

Response time lag- sorry; copying cv across channels frees up the other inputs for other control parameters. Like, for example autotune + sample and hold.

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:03 am

@six_minds I still don't get it. What is the advantage of having the same CV input value for multiple channels? Also this frees up CV-inputs, how does this affect autotune, or S/H which use the gate-inputs? thanks

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Re: [µTune] Upcoming features

Post by tubbutec » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 am

Update:
There is a known bug with scale masks: If you have 2 or more expanders installed and deactivate notes using scale masks, the module slows down significantly up to the point of crashing. This might also happen just after startup (when the recently used scale is loaded from the sd card) and result in a black screen. If you encounter this, please booth without sd card to reset the scale. We are of course working on a fix, apologies for the inconvenience.

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