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Expert Sleepers FH-1

Post by os » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:48 am

I was going to add this to the existing 5 page thread, but it appears to have vanished into the ether. Oh well.

Anyway. Here's me talking to Sonic State about the FH-1 at NAMM:

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And a reminder of the FH-1's page: http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/fh1.html

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Post by Citisyn » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Really looking forward to this module! Any idea on price?

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Post by sushiluv » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:42 pm

this is a must-buy.

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Post by mt3 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:19 pm

I was wondering about the price too.
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Post by Jahbo » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:39 pm

Super exiting! One of the best new modules from namm in my opinion.... Ditto for the price question? ... And a release date?
I want it all!

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Post by udbhav » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:07 am

Can it host multiple devices simultaneously via a usb hub?

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Post by os » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:07 am

Still working on the price. Release should be April-ish.

No hub support yet but I may be able to add it.

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Post by Atman Charlatan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 am

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Post by bkbirge » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:38 am

Nice, looks like a nice solution for the OP-1 among other things.

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Post by GryphonP3 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:11 am

So the USB socket runs 2 ways? I.e I could clock the FH-1 to a clock module, use an iPad sequencer, and have the sequencer receive clock from the FH-1 over USB to run in time (+ start/stop/reset?) with the euro clock?

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Post by os » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:16 am

Yes, once I've actually implemented MIDI clock in the FH-1 firmware (and assuming your iPad sequencer receives MIDI clock).

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Post by Dogma » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am

so how are things like LFO type and shape chosen for instance? Im trying to work out how you program it without a computer or is it neccessary? its the missing piece for me...
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Post by os » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:34 am

Different MIDI CCs access different functions. You don't program the FH-1, you program the controller.

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Post by Lukeai » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:52 pm

Any chance you can hook up an OT to the FH-1?
That would be a fantastic combination!

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Post by os » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:57 pm

An OT?

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Post by rove74 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:00 pm

I think what is meant by OT is Octatrack, which has midi IO but no USB (the USB is just for sample transfers).
I see no reason why it wouldn't work with a simple usb-midi cable, or via an iconnectmidi.

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Post by Lukeai » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:11 pm

Sorry Os, I meant Octatrack.

Rove74, that was my whole thinking.
Having the midi out to a midi to usb converter and getting those 8 midi tracks with parameter locks working for the modular cause.

Really flexible solution and still allowing you to stay away from the computer... :guinness:

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Post by sgventil » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:22 pm

Can you use Silent Way with this Module? That would be fantastic!

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Post by Matos » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:27 pm

Lukeai
For that use I'd get a yarns. This seems more geared to usb controllers. That's my octa solution.

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Post by rove74 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:54 pm

Matos wrote:Lukeai
For that use I'd get a yarns. This seems more geared to usb controllers. That's my octa solution.
While Yarns seems great, the FH-1 is only 8hp (vs 12hp) and it offers 8 CV outs rather than the 4 (4CV, 4 Gate) on Yarns that can be used as LFOs and sequencers and it seems it would work great with the one cable (midi to USB).
We shall see when it hits the shops, but it seems it would be a very nice Octatrack companion, vs any other current options.

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Post by Lukeai » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:02 pm

Again, I do agree with you rove74.

While Yarns is a great midi to CV/Gate interface, the FH-1 seems to be a swiss army knife. Having those 8 CV outs seems like a better option to me.

Not to mention the whole bunch of new possibilities the FH-1 brings over.

What a fantastic brilliant idea Mr. Os.
Hats off to you! :hail:

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Post by Dogma » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:03 pm

rove74 wrote:
Matos wrote:Lukeai
For that use I'd get a yarns. This seems more geared to usb controllers. That's my octa solution.
While Yarns seems great, the FH-1 is only 8hp (vs 12hp) and it offers 8 CV outs rather than the 4 (4CV, 4 Gate) on Yarns that can be used as LFOs and sequencers and it seems it would work great with the one cable (midi to USB).
We shall see when it hits the shops, but it seems it would be a very nice Octatrack companion, vs any other current options.
the OT- Octatrack - is the reason Im interested in this. Turns my fave sequencer into a direct CV sequencer with Plocks and 8 tracks of 64 steps, ect, ect ,ect
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Post by mOBiTh » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:03 pm

so could we plug the octatrack straight into the fh1??

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Post by Dogma » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:11 pm

mOBiTh wrote:so could we plug the octatrack straight into the fh1??
No - the OT uses the USB for data transfer only. The iconnect midi would be the best bet.
Its class compliant (the OT) so it would work if there was midi transmitted over USB - thats one thing din ins/outs on the front. Total solution.
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Post by mOBiTh » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:56 pm

Dogma wrote:
mOBiTh wrote:so could we plug the octatrack straight into the fh1??
No - the OT uses the USB for data transfer only. The iconnect midi would be the best bet.
Its class compliant (the OT) so it would work if there was midi transmitted over USB - thats one thing din ins/outs on the front. Total solution.
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