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Malekko Varigate 8+

Post by rico loverde » Fri May 13, 2016 5:40 pm

New upcoming Malekko Varigate 8+. Ben Davis and Malekko design. It will be at Moogfest this next weekend. 8 channels of gate sequencing. 2 channels of cv. 16 steps. 26hp

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Post by Ras Thavas » Fri May 13, 2016 5:53 pm

I think it goes without saying we'd all like to hear a lot more about this...

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Post by ben_hex » Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Been excited for this after speaking with Ben for a while about it. Great to see the photo in a panel.
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Post by Flohr » Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Looks amazing! Is the cv unquantized or is there a quantizer? If there is, is there an option to turn it off?

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Post by nnamesor » Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Wow. Holy crap.

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Post by rico loverde » Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 pm

I'm sure Ben Davis will be along shortly to fill everyone on the details! He knows it way better than I.
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Post by rico loverde » Fri May 13, 2016 6:17 pm

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Post by bendedavis » Fri May 13, 2016 6:23 pm

Hey guys. Really excited about this module. Here are the main features:

8 gate channels : per step probability, repeat, delay, pulsewidth
2 cv channels : per step voltage and glide (fully variable)
Tempo knob
100 presets (10 banks of 10)
Song mode allows any sequence of presets in bank
Custom scale and key selection
Each channel has independent clock division, sequence length and direction
Mute page for quickly muting/unmuting channels
CV channels can be paired to any of the 8 gate channels or run independently
Randomize gate input for adding subtle changes to all settings

Let me know if you have questions. Code is being finalized now and should be all done soon.

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Post by ignatius » Fri May 13, 2016 6:45 pm

bendedavis wrote:Hey guys. Really excited about this module. Here are the main features:

8 gate channels : per step probability, repeat, delay, pulsewidth
2 cv channels : per step voltage and glide (fully variable)
Tempo knob
100 presets (10 banks of 10)
Song mode allows any sequence of presets in bank
Custom scale and key selection
Each channel has independent clock division, sequence length and direction
Mute page for quickly muting/unmuting channels
CV channels can be paired to any of the 8 gate channels or run independently
Randomize gate input for adding subtle changes to all settings

Let me know if you have questions. Code is being finalized now and should be all done soon.
wow. sounds like a beast!

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Post by windspirit » Fri May 13, 2016 7:05 pm

Looks awesome! What are the "random/ recall/ end" jacks?

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Post by bendedavis » Fri May 13, 2016 7:45 pm

windspirit wrote:Looks awesome! What are the "random/ recall/ end" jacks?
The random and recall jacks are meant to be used together. The idea being that you'd have a saved preset to start from then using the random input it would slightly alter the settings with each gate. Then at any point you can use the recall jack to bring you back to the saved preset. The End jack is active when the longest sequence has played all the way through. This can be used as a reset out as it also fires when transport has stopped. When in song mode this trigger will progress to the next preset in the sequence.

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Post by noisejockey » Fri May 13, 2016 7:51 pm

Whaaaaaaaaaaat

Mutable channels?!?!?!?
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Post by MATSmile » Fri May 13, 2016 7:55 pm

No cv control again :hmm:

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Post by bendedavis » Fri May 13, 2016 8:09 pm

MATSmile wrote:No cv control again :hmm:
What would you put CV on? There are too many channels and parameters to have CV for everything. It's dynamic enough on it's own and you can get really fine control with per step settings.

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Post by Flohr » Fri May 13, 2016 9:09 pm

bendedavis

Does the cv have to be quantized or can you turn quantization off?

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Post by bendedavis » Fri May 13, 2016 9:11 pm

Flohr wrote:bendedavis

Does the cv have to be quantized or can you turn quantization off?
It can be turned off also

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Post by onthelees » Fri May 13, 2016 11:21 pm

whoa - and I was just looking at another varigate to go next to the one I have. Guess I should hold off...

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sat May 14, 2016 2:08 am

Wow! Talk about Varigate's bigger brother .. unfortunately there are way too many parameters going on on this one for me, it could lose its playability which is was Varigate excels at. Still, very impressive expansion. Congrats!

So, the CV sequence length is 8 steps I take it ?
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Post by Artaos » Sat May 14, 2016 2:19 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:So, the CV sequence length is 8 steps I take it ?
Mmh I'm confused about this too... There is a "Note" global button, so I assumed the 16 sliders would represent the CV values when "Note" is pressed. What are the 8 "Scale note" sliders? Is that for configuring the quantization scale?

Overall this new module seems really exciting.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sat May 14, 2016 2:33 am

I imagine you can always chain CV patterns as well, so that's not a big issue. I'm also interested in the CV range ..
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Post by BingMachine » Sat May 14, 2016 2:42 am

bendedavis wrote:
MATSmile wrote:No cv control again :hmm:
What would you put CV on? There are too many channels and parameters to have CV for everything. It's dynamic enough on it's own and you can get really fine control with per step settings.
I've always wanted CV over probability. Could be totally global. From zero up to set value.

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Post by Enda Grennan » Sat May 14, 2016 9:07 am

This thing looks rad! :hail:

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Post by bemushroomed » Sat May 14, 2016 9:51 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Wow! Talk about Varigate's bigger brother .. unfortunately there are way too many parameters going on on this one for me, it could lose its playability which is was Varigate excels at.
I agree, i rather keep my 2 x Varigate 4's i think, smaller too.. good that there's an option though :)

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Post by bendedavis » Sat May 14, 2016 10:58 am

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Here's a video showing the glide. I believe glide is set all the way up on all steps but 6 and 7 here. Sequence limited to 8 steps.

Glide is tempo-synced on the V8+ so that at 100% it'll fully glide into the next step.

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Post by davidh » Sat May 14, 2016 12:44 pm

looks great !

there is CV in no ? "Random" kind of global chaos, which is cool

any chance you dim a little the leds, on varigate4 they are very bright ?

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