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Qu-Bit Chord v2
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selfdestroyer
mdoudoroff wrote:
The manual suggests that you can load eight full banks:

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A config setting in the config.txt file can be changed to map all 64 waveforms to the waveform knob, 8 WAV files can be loaded this way.


Has anyone achieved this? Is it hard to work with (knob/cv)?


I just tried this. I added the LONGFORM_USERBANK=1 in my chord_config.txt file in the root of the mSD card and added 8 .wav files (known working on their own without the longform setting) and all 8 white lights do not light up like they did with one custom wav file and the bank knob now does nothing. The waveform knob will scrub through a waveform but the volume is super low.

If I remove the config file and put one WAV on the card it operates normally again. I wish their manual was a little more clear with this.
selfdestroyer
Messed with this some more and still can't get it to load more than one WAV. Anyone else get to play with this and try?
adh82
@Qu-Bit Electronix

Just wanted to say i have really been enjoying this module immensely.
Something that i think would be really useful would be having an octave control. Something like the Mutable Instruments Plaits octave control (open source code is already there too).
I was thinking you could hold down a button, maybe triad, and while the button is held you turn the course frequency knob to select the octave range. The octaves would be indicated by the 7 leds at the top. So essentially 7 octaves high to low, left to right.
What would be very cool would be keep it at 6 octaves - 3 to +3 and the last led with the * would be LFO mode.
Thoughts?
mattb
Is there a way to control spread and inversion separately like on the former version?


@adh82
I know some people rather have multi functionality in one place, but the Ladik quantizer is exceptional for that task, small footprint and cheap.
jwm
mattb wrote:
Is there a way to control spread and inversion separately like on the former version?


currently there is not BUT...i recently asked andrew this same question and he said they'd consider this for a future firmware update.
joeSeggiola
Today I finally spent a couple hours studying the module. Is there a reason for having, as the manual explicitly says, "a dominant fifth instead of a minor fifth" in minor HARM mode? This means that when using triads, the fifth chord is major instead of minor... Isn't it strange?
mattb
jwm wrote:
mattb wrote:
Is there a way to control spread and inversion separately like on the former version?


currently there is not BUT...i recently asked andrew this same question and he said they'd consider this for a future firmware update.


Stoked to hear that.I have got a V2, but almost tempted to scoop an OG Chord just for that function (which I owned twice)
Spiderlab
Hello, just about to pull the trigger on a purchase but... Due to Qubit's reluctance to post tutorial videos or their manuals to explain how their products work ( I already own the Nebulae v2) I have what appears to be a dumb question.

How do you change chords automatically?? Obviously I am changing the root at v/oct but how do I step Quality CV between chord types maj, min, dim etc.? Or change voicing? Do I step CV around in a loop until I get the one I want.

I am buying online so rely totally on tut vids :-(

I am trying to automate basic repeating chord progressions in groove/house style tracks.

Any help would be very welcome :-)
joeSeggiola
Spiderlab wrote:
How do you change chords automatically?? Obviously I am changing the root at v/oct but how do I step Quality CV between chord types maj, min, dim etc.? Or change voicing? Do I step CV around in a loop until I get the one I want.

You can change quality automatically in two ways.

1) You can use Quality CV input, for example with a sequencer parallel to the one you are using for root v/oct: this way you can set any quality for each of the chord you play.

Or 2) you can enable auto HARM mode in major or minor, and let the module automatically choose chord quality depending on the given root note. For example, in auto-harm major, if you feed a C it'll play a Cmaj7, if you feed a D it'll play a Dmin7, with G a Gdom7, and so on. It builds the seventh chord of the given root on top of the C major scale. If you want to change the scale root (for example from Cmaj to Dmaj) you need to do it changing the tuning with frequency knobs (for example, moving everything a semitone up from C to D).

Hope it's clear!
Spiderlab
Thanks Joe. I totally get option 2 using the auto harm. (and now your previous post, about the fifth of a minor key needing to be minor not major) starts to make sense.

But I am still perplexed by option 1. There are 8 Quality types.

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1) You can use Quality CV input, for example with a sequencer parallar to the one you are using for root v/oct: this way you can set any quality for each of the chord you play.


How do I distinguish between chord types with just CV? For instance I want to play C1Maj7 I send 1volt for the pitch but then want to play a Cmin7. Same pitch but different chord type. Can I even do that without pressing the PolyMode via the Harm button?

Thanks for your help :-)
joeSeggiola
Spiderlab wrote:
How do I distinguish between chord types with just CV? For instance I want to play C1Maj7 I send 1volt for the pitch but then want to play a Cmin7. Same pitch but different chord type. Can I even do that without pressing the PolyMode via the Harm button?

You send in Quality CV a value from 0-5V and it switches to one of the eight qualities. For example, if you want to play a C1Maj7 you keep the quality knob at zero, and sends in 1V to root and 0V to quality; for C1Min7 you keep 1V to root and probably something around 0.6V to quality; and so on, for Dim7 something around 3V. It maps the CV value you send (0-5V if I remember well) to one of the eight qualities.

PolyMode is something else, and you don't need it to play chords. PolyMode is more for using the module as four indipendent oscillators.
Spiderlab
Eggcellent Thanks Joe. Wow complicated but I guess you don't change chord Quality outside of what is provided that often.

Luckily I have a MiniBrute 2s which has dual sequencers and the second one can send pitch/gates/voltages etc. Sequencer is 64 steps and I can chain them for longer patterns.

So I would need a little Voltages=Quality table and then relate them back to a note pitch that equals that voltage.

Phew I might stick with very simple chord progressions lol

Sorry about Le Azzurre dropping out of the world cup today :-(
joeSeggiola
But it's really not much complicated. It may sound like it is, but it's not.

Spiderlab wrote:
So I would need a little Voltages=Quality table and then relate them back to a note pitch that equals that voltage.

Nah, I don't think you need a table. Consider that you don't need "exact" values, there's a whole range when the quality is Maj, the following range where it's Min, and so on. Also, the LEDs on the top of the module always show you the current quality, so it's very easy to set the correct value quickly.
Dark Barn
joeSeggiola wrote:
Today I finally spent a couple hours studying the module. Is there a reason for having, as the manual explicitly says, "a dominant fifth instead of a minor fifth" in minor HARM mode? This means that when using triads, the fifth chord is major instead of minor... Isn't it strange?


I’m guessing, but it sounds like they included the Harmonic Minor scale here instead of the Natural Minor scale. Which makes sense since the 6th scale degree (Aeolian) of the Major Scale already provides you with a Natural Minor scale. Harmonic minor scale has a major 7th so the 5th scale degree should be a major triad, if you prefer a Natural Minor scale you’ll need to math it up by by using the major scale and the 6th scale degree as your tonic. I don’t own this module, I’m just guessing.
Clumsy
I couldn't find many demos when I was researching this module so I thought I'd post this here...

[s]https://soundcloud.com/clumsy-gods/chord-music[/s]

Qu-bit Chord V2 is being fed a random wave from Pamela's New Workout. PNW is also modulating Wave and Voicing. Bank is set at about 10 o'clock. The Mix out of the Chord is going to Mutable instruments Ripples bandpass and onto Roland Demora. Root out is going to the Lifeforms SV-1 filter. The rest of of the outputs of the Chord are being routed through the Dopfer A151 Sequential Switch to the top channel of the Make Noise LxD and then Echophon. Some Valhalla Vintage Verb added in Cubase.
danishchairs
Clumsy wrote:
I couldn't find many demos when I was researching this module I thought I'd post this here...

Very nice! applause
Clumsy
danishchairs wrote:
Very nice! applause


Thanks! That was a bit of a fluke. I haven't been able to recreate the sound of the root note voice (even though I know which bank it was and what filter it was going through and so on). Still, I'm excited by the potential of this module and I've only had it a few days.
Nutritional Zero
This thing is pure magic. I’m having an absolute blast!





McRINdk
Does anyone get the unison mode? I can get a great super saw sound but can't sequence it via one main v/oct input with other inputs offseting the other 3 frequencies from the sequenced one(root?). I hoped it would work as follows

"When in Unison Poly Mode all four oscillators are tuned together, and can be adjusted with the Coarse (and Fine*) Frequency knobs or v/oct input


The Fine knob and Lead CV control the fine tune of an offset of the 3rd output from the root
The Voicing Knob and CV control the fine tune of an offset of the 5th output from the root
The Quality Knob and CV control the fine tune of an offset of the 7th output from the root

*if fm knob can be redirected use for offset of 3rd output and this will allow fine tuning of all oscillators along with coarse

Fine tune of the offsets could be over 1 or 2 octaves"
Clumsy
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Does anyone get the unison mode?

The Unison Poly mode isn't a "unison mode" like on a polysynth. Each oscillator gets it's own V/Oct input but there's a global tuning knob, so if you play a minor chord and turn the tuning knob you'll still have the same minor chord transposed.

In the Free Poly mode each oscillator gets it's own V/Oct input as well, but they have individual tuning knobs so in theory you could use it as a detuned unison mode if you turned off quantization, tuned the oscillators to (almost) unison and sent them the same pitch CV.
McRINdk
Clumsy wrote:
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Does anyone get the unison mode?

The Unison Poly mode isn't a "unison mode" like on a polysynth.


Thanks, I get it now. I think I got stuck on the wording and the fact the tuning knob itself, didn’t have cv in unison mode.
McRINdk
Have corresponded with Andrew from Qu-Bit. Super responisve and helpful.

He has confirmed Clumsys' reply. He also said he will consider something along the lines of my proposed functionity in a future firmware release.

Thanks Andrew
Clumsy
I really love this module. I've hardly touched another oscillator since I got it. Here's another "demo" created with one instance of Chord V2...

[s]https://soundcloud.com/clumsy-gods/chord-music-no-2[/s]
Nutritional Zero
Clumsy wrote:
I really love this module. I've hardly touched another oscillator since I got it. Here's another "demo" created with one instance of Chord V2...

[s]https://soundcloud.com/clumsy-gods/chord-music-no-2[/s]


Cool track and timely comment. I just spent the morning removing the other oscillators from my system.

With distinct filtering, FX routing, and panning of the individual voices each one can work out to be quite different.

I’m currently having a lot of fun with Three Sisters as the filter for Chord, since it allows simultaneous animation of three of Chord’s voices by pushing the position of the three filter cores around to create space in the mix.

I’m also running my CV into a Beast’s Chalkboard before Chord in Unison Poly mode now which helps me space the voices out even more before they hit the filter. After that the voices go into X-Pan which is further modulated.

Demo soon, it’s hot as hell here and I ran out of energy for the day.
guigui
I don't know if it's the module or you you guys but all the samples here are amazing.
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