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Post by boboter » Sat May 05, 2018 9:51 am

I just love listening to Os in interviews.

Also, the FH-2 looks fantastic! Great work.
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Post by ugokcen » Sun May 06, 2018 4:45 pm

This is truly impressive, Os has thought of every setup scenario as far as I can tell. :woah:

When the unit is operating as a USB midi device, can it still be the master clock and send out midi clock on USB?

I didn't see polyphony mentioned anywhere, but presumably it can handle chords coming from a midi keyboard, right?

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Post by 2disbetter » Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 pm

ugokcen wrote:This is truly impressive, Os has thought of every setup scenario as far as I can tell. :woah:

When the unit is operating as a USB midi device, can it still be the master clock and send out midi clock on USB?

I didn't see polyphony mentioned anywhere, but presumably it can handle chords coming from a midi keyboard, right?
The FH-1 can handle as many voices / channels as you have jacks to output to (FHX expanders). So you can absolutely play using more than 1 finger with the fh-2. :sb:

Bumped briefly into Os at SB, and the module really looks great, and the new streamlined configuration (replacing the awesome scripting capability of the FH-1 while retaining all the functionality) is ace and even possible directly on the module in a pinch.

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Post by os » Wed May 09, 2018 4:03 am

ugokcen wrote:When the unit is operating as a USB midi device, can it still be the master clock and send out midi clock on USB?
Yes.
ugokcen wrote:I didn't see polyphony mentioned anywhere, but presumably it can handle chords coming from a midi keyboard, right?
Yes, more-or-less the same as the FH-1.

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Post by os » Wed May 09, 2018 4:16 am

Here's another video by Animato Audio:

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Post by charley2020 » Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 am

I was looking for a ES-3 for Syncing my DAW to the Rack. I don´t trust Midi very much especially when syncing external Sequencers. My Idea was to sync with ES-3 via Audio. (Maybe i am totally wrong, but i am just beginning)

Now i see this nice FH-2. It looks like i can Sync my DAW with this instead of the ES-3. When im not connected to my DAW i could play my Rack with a MIDI Keyboard and while in the Studio i still can hook up my Midi Keyboard to the Daw and Sync the Rack with the FH-2.

So probably getting a FH-2 is the better Choice?

I´ll loose the ability to send CV from the DAW to the Rack without an ES-3 but as far i can send Midi and Sync.

I think i didn´t get it quite right. Did I?

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Post by os » Wed May 09, 2018 8:49 am

An ES-3 won't sync the DAW to the rack. It will sync the rack to the DAW, and it will do so better than anything using MIDI (including the FH-2).

The FH-2 will sync in either direction.

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Post by os » Mon May 14, 2018 2:31 pm

Here's the DivKid video:

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Post by Migrigsynth » Tue May 15, 2018 6:27 pm

I apologize before hand if this is a stupid question but can I connect my newer iPad (which has a Lightning connector) directly to the FH-2? Or, do I need an adapter plug of some sort? I looked on the Expert Sleepers website and didn’t see anything that talked about iPad connectivity.

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P.S. I have a DISTING Mk 4 and the thing is really fantastic! :yay:

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Post by os » Wed May 16, 2018 2:14 am

You just need the Apple Camera Connection Kit (i.e. a Lightning to USB adaptor).

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Post by Migrigsynth » Wed May 16, 2018 5:32 am

Thanks for the info. This will be the perfect solution for me. :tu:

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Post by os » Fri May 18, 2018 5:14 am

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Post by kamindustries » Fri May 18, 2018 4:02 pm

os wrote:tuning videos
Sweeeeeeet :yay:

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Post by 2disbetter » Sat May 19, 2018 1:51 am

Very well done! Totally looking forward to getting this.

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Post by kamindustries » Mon May 21, 2018 4:05 pm

Will it be possible to set the arpeggiator to run faster or slower than the clock rate, say if I'm sending clock from my Digitakt?

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Post by 2disbetter » Mon May 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Can the fh-2 output its own clock? Ie: can it be a clock source?

Edit: just answered my own question by rtfm. The answer is yes. :tu:

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Post by os » Tue May 22, 2018 2:00 am

kamindustries wrote:Will it be possible to set the arpeggiator to run faster or slower than the clock rate, say if I'm sending clock from my Digitakt?
MIDI clock runs at 24PPQN (1/64th note triplets). The arpeggiator runs at any division of that.

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Post by os » Wed May 23, 2018 7:10 am

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Post by circumambient » Sun May 27, 2018 7:29 am

Hi there, looks brilliant! Realise this might be a slightly-too-niche feature for the first release, but is there a future possibility of some kind of microtonal support, perhaps via MIDI Tuning Standard or equivalent?

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Post by os » Mon May 28, 2018 3:20 am

Yes, definitely.

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Post by os » Mon May 28, 2018 5:27 am

If anyone's interested I updated the draft user manual:
http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/fh2firmware.html

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Post by Crankler » Thu May 31, 2018 2:29 pm

Thanks for posting the manual- I’m definitely super interested! Any further word on when the FH-2 will be shipping?

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Post by os » Thu May 31, 2018 3:17 pm

Should be June sometime. Can't be more specific yet.

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Post by jdvmi00 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:16 am

Man, I have to pre-order this. Looking now, nice work, hope it's out soon!

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Post by reodjectz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:19 am

So I got the FH-1 what seems like only weeks ago and now there's this.

The big appeal is the clock out (I would use a digitakt as the master clock) rather than the weird synced LFO's of the FH-1. BUT the clock still takes up an output correct? So if I wanted 8 triggers I would need an expander to get the clock a the same time?

If yes - I'll stick with my current solution of having the digtakt go through USB to the FH-1 to get my triggers and then go 5-DIN Midi to the intellijel umidi to get my clock.

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