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Expert Sleepers Storage Strip

Post by jameswalk » Tue May 08, 2018 2:58 pm

I wondered what the likelihood was of an expert sleepers storage strip?

Seems like Macro Machines are out of the game, leaving a gap in the market for a small footprint hp alternative (ideally with a mungo-style zoom switch).

I'm sure there are many who would jump to purchase such a thing to accompany a disting. I know I would.

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Post by os » Wed May 09, 2018 4:11 am

Never say never.

What does the 'zoom switch' do?

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Post by Kent » Wed May 09, 2018 4:26 am

Increases the resolution of a module’s pots for fine-tuning purposes. On modules that are designed to do this, of course.

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Post by os » Wed May 09, 2018 4:28 am

Thanks. Sounds useful.

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Post by jameswalk » Thu May 10, 2018 3:38 am

It really is.

OK, final thought that would smash this out of the park... The original storage strip would only reliably work with upto 3 modules. It would be unbelievable if a new alternative could work with 5+ modules. Instant recall for a quintet of distings & mungo's would be just amazing.

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Post by jameswalk » Thu May 17, 2018 4:38 am

Final suggestion relating to this, what about a new mode on Disting enabling it to function as a Storage strip by saving the settings of other distings / compatible select bus modules (mungo etc)? Ideally using the Z knob for zoom functionality.

I know it’s in some ways treading on the toes of the midi expander but it would serve for those with no desire for midi etc, and add to the already compelling case for requiring multiple distings.

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Post by os » Thu May 17, 2018 4:44 am

The disting can't send on the select bus, only receive.

But I suppose we could use the disting's MIDI output to drive the select bus breakout.

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Post by jameswalk » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:43 am

Just poking my head back in to think about this. Having checked the documentation, I can't say with clarity whether this functionality already exists or if this is something you would consider adding Os? How would you use the disting / select bus breakout to create a saved bus state and could there be a way to cycle through multiple saved 'preset' states. To be able to cycle using CV would be masterful.

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Post by os » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:29 am

The protocol is essentially this:

- MIDI program change does a save or recall
- CC #16 is used to determine whether it's a save or recall. It's a recall unless CC #16 has been sent with value 127.

So those are the messages you want to send, under CV control if you desire.

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Post by jameswalk » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:23 am

Thanks for that, do you know if there's a limit to the number of modules you can send a message to on the bus?

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Post by os » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:52 am

There's no theoretical limit.

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Post by doomglue » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:28 am

Just came here to +1 the need for a module that has the functionality of the storage strip.

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Post by nohumans » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:17 pm

I was about to create a new post when I found this one. I am in the same boat and would buy an ES module that could store/recall multiple Distings.

Currently I have an FH-2+FHX-1 and four Disting Mk4s - the main purpose of that combination is for polyphony and at present I have to set each Disting to the same setting when I want to change "patches" with the J6 algorithm - not the end of the world except I also have to adjust envelope settings for each one so seamless patch switching really isn't possible (or at least I haven't figured out a way to do this quickly).

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Post by The Grump » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:25 am

Add midi ports to each Disting. I just got the socket cables and soldered them to the pins. Set each Disting to separate consecutive midi channels, then just send CC to each to change algorithms, samples, settings, whatever. It can all happen a LOT faster than changing things up manually.

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Post by os » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:43 am

Or use the Select Bus breakout to send MIDI to all the distings at once. You could send that from your DAW, or from the FH-2 (via the FH-2's breakout).

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Post by The Grump » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:47 pm

Is the Select Bus breakout a separate unit that connects via...?

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Post by os » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:48 am

Via the power bus/backplane.

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Post by nohumans » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:54 pm

OS,
I recently came across the select bus spec in another thread but I can't find it - I "think" you had posted it but I can't remember. If you have it, can you post it here? Thx

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Post by os » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:02 am

It's in the René mk2 user manual on the Make Noise site.

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Post by rklem » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:15 pm

Any news on this? I'd also be very interested in a module with Storage Strip functionality!

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