bkbirge wrote:The mono mellotron via CV idea just pushed this up in my interest list. Would be very cool if you could make it happen.
Just to clarify wording here for everyone.. the TE-2 is already a mono mellotron via CV. Hook up any external CV to the TIME jack and you have control over your pitch playing back from tape.
The request is for one step further, which is allowing for a standardized CV keyboard output of 1V/Oct to accurately create standard musical 12-note octaves.
And to humbly refer to my previous reply.. you may use the 1-8 buttons as 8 pre-tuned pitches and use the TE-2 as a mono mellotron that way and also have more control over ultra fine tuning of pitch, i.e. you can have one note be just slightly this way or that, which can be seen as a musical advantage over having just standard 12-tone octaves. Or you can use this arrangement correctively speaking too, since you may have instances pre recorded on tape that may or may not perform how you currently desire. You could micro-compensate for pre recorded pitch issues wether they are artistic preferences or scientific issues. Having 8 fine tunable pitches at your physical disposal on a compact "keyboard" should prove to be quite a handy and immediately usable instrument without having to connect anything. Pitch bends are just as easy as well, or even alterations of pitch pre sets, since you have the settings for 1 through 8 to adjust while playing.
But yes, it is fully understood, the advantage of also being able to connect a keyboard and have all of your 12-tone octaves, which is why we are taking a look even at this very tail end of things here.
Wait a tick. This is included in the price of the TE-2? I don't recall any details of this at all. If included, that's absolutely amazing. I won't even be upset if it's not included and has to be purchased separately, considering the featureset.
At this time we are crunching a lot of final numbers from manufacturing perspectives and are hesitant to make many announcements about much of anything in regards to the prices of small little accessory thingies that cropped up over the course of the TE-2 design phases. However, what we are going to very likely do, and which is our aim right now, is include the footswitch and one other small accessory with the TE-2, along with the wood enclosure as well, as a bit of a thank you to everyone who has pre ordered during this whole initial TE-2 phase. This definitely will not include the wood lid to the enclosure though. Anyways, we think that's what's going to happen. You all have been patient as heck and deserve the total performance package as a reward for pre ordering. So it's likely that if you order a TE-2 after things are already stocking and shipping like a normal operation, there will be extra optional costs for accessories. Overall we still have to be careful about publicly committing to absorb too many expenses, but since someone asked we want to at least give an answer to the status of that. Also, to again reiterate, the case will always be included with a TE-2. It will also be for sale separately as a standard eurorack enclosure. This coming friday will include some performance features about the enclosure that have not yet been revealed.