Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220

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Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220

Post by traffkin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:36 am

We here at Keen Association, are very proud to introduce our Polyphonic Touch`n`Run Voltage Array Model 220, up-to-four-voice truly polyphonic, freely tunable and scalable, pressure sensitive musical keyboard with vast sequencing capabilities. The design is based on the analogue concept so that NO voltages are being digitized and the internal microcontroller just traces the finger touches and routes them through an analogue circuitry (actually, there’re eight 16-channel analogue switches there). There’s also NO keyboard scanning, all keys work in realtime, having their dedicated logical channels.

Here’s the brief description of features:

3 Poly modes - buchlaphony, revolving polyphony and revolving polyphony with slightly different logic
3 Duo modes - bagpipe-style paraphony and two types of true duophony
3 Mono modes - classic monophony, revolving monophony, subtracting monophony
Voice allocation algorithms are truly applicable to almost all modes

Intelligent Hold function - if needed, system keeps the last held keys in memory and recalls them by pressing Hold again

Powerful Actikey sequencer/arpeggiator - keys played in order they were touched or in the one of four directions
Zoning - one finger divides the keybed into two sequencer zones, two fingers define loop, three fingers make four sequencer zones
Combo - fourth output plays arpeggio, other three are free for polyphonic performance
All those features are dynamically controllable in realtime, with maximum inter-mode succession

Cluster - allows to program every key to be a chord or an arpeggio, thus one can get sort of performance bank of 16 cells

Capture - this mode is much like the one that legendary Buchla Thunder had. It records what is being played and then, during playback, one can add pressure gestures to their performance and change direction and speed, which give an impressive freedom and improvisation to performer

Pattern - defines the global rhythmic pattern applicable to all sequencer/arpeggio modes

Other capabilities to be highlighted - preset Load/Save function, controller mode, partial emulation of Buchla 216 and EMS Synthi AKS sequencer, some other easter eggs

The firmware is easily upgradable via USB, new features will be implemented based on users' feedback

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the price is $1950 and includes paypal fee and shipping

interested people please pm me


technical stuff:

220_manual_en.pdf
update_routine.pdf
keen_model_220_v1.07.hex.zip
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Post by Selador » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:54 am

:hyper:

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Any word on pricing?
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Post by synthi » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:59 am

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Post by traffkin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:17 pm

Some video examples are on the way )

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Post by traffkin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:00 pm

Selador wrote::hyper:

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Any word on pricing?
the price should be within $2k, to be defined yet...

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Post by traffkin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:02 pm

one more thing - NO WOBBLY KNOBS

this device is not intended to repeat other buchla stuff functionality, it rather opens new possibilities and interaction level, at least i hope so ))

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Post by traffkin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:03 pm

30 pcs will be made for sale

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Post by mach20 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:42 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous.

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Post by flabby » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:01 am

Wow! This looks fascinating!
What's the Load/Save function for?

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Post by traffkin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:11 am

flabby wrote:Wow! This looks fascinating!
What's the Load/Save function for?
you can save cluster, capture and pattern definitions as a preset, the overall number of presets is to be defined yet, but obviously it won't exceed 16 :) i am a sincere follower of "one key, one feature" ideology

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Post by snufkin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:03 am

this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!

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Post by arnoux » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:58 am

Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

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Post by trax » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:07 am

snufkin wrote:this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!
+1 this looks like that first "non official" Buchla module I will purchase other than the excellent p/r.

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Post by traffkin » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:25 am

1 - no probs with 1v signals, as was declared, the keyboard is really analogue, thus neither quantization nor tune memory
2 - any kind of pulse, just anything that able to open transistor's base
3 - no plans for second run yet, it is really laborious work to assemble, but who knows what will be :)
arnoux wrote:Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

Fabio

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Post by traffkin » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:28 am

btw, p/r would be a good companion to 220 :) along with 252e
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snufkin wrote:this looks like the first 3rd party module to come close to the P/R in terms of innovation/usability in my opinion, looks amazing!
+1 this looks like that first "non official" Buchla module I will purchase other than the excellent p/r.

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Post by jahreed » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:16 am

wow - nice work!

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Post by syrinx70 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:05 pm

this looks great,i would like to pre order one if possible.just show me where

i think some form of quantiser would be an amazing addition,the verbos one is such a useful module in any system where accidental melody is sometimes desired

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Post by arnoux » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:29 pm

traffkin wrote:1 - no probs with 1v signals, as was declared, the keyboard is really analogue, thus neither quantization nor tune memory
2 - any kind of pulse, just anything that able to open transistor's base
3 - no plans for second run yet, it is really laborious work to assemble, but who knows what will be :)
arnoux wrote:Wow this looks really amazing.. can't wait to see a vid of it in action..

I have 3 questions for you pals:

- I use a BugBrand set up which is 1 v/oct, I guess I don't need to worry about the general 1.2 v/oct of the Buchla world in this very case right? I mean, there's no quatized voltages anywhere that follows the 1.2 v/oct rule like preset scales and so on right? Hope the question makes sense..
- Event advance: what kind of pulse do you need?
- Only 30 units and then bye bye?

Thanks for your time and congratulation!

Fabio
Thanks traffkin for your time, hope to be able to catch one, looks incredible..

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Post by traffkin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:54 am

people who want to make a preorder, please pm me

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Post by snaper » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:59 pm

Any plans for a DIY version?

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Post by traffkin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:52 pm

snaper wrote:Any plans for a DIY version?
no, sorry

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and a most happy new year to you....Now get back to work!!!!
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