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Post by th0mas » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:35 am

nitro2k01 wrote:CONFIRMED! It is actually spitting out proper MIDI on the serial line!.
YES YES YES YES YES YES :sb: :sb: :sb: I KNEW IT! :D :deadbanana:

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Post by nitro2k01 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:49 am

[video][/video]

and a video perhaps?
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Post by Veqtor » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:14 pm

Post of the month! Hack of the month! Etc!
Now lets see midi in! :mrgreen:

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Post by Nils » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:19 pm

Great work Nitro!

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Post by mckenic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:29 pm

This makes the Monotribe X10 more interesting...

Midi In/CV in X1000...

Thank you very much for sharing your results - :bacon:

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Post by Low-Gain » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:43 pm

F' midi! :P

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Post by SYN7HOR » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:50 pm

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Post by mckenic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:55 pm

Well pitch CV in would be wonderful... more than 8 steps would be :fap:

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Post by 3vcos » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:00 pm

mckenic wrote:Well pitch CV in would be wonderful... more than 8 steps would be :fap:
It already has 16 steps. (read manual or check out videos)

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Post by mckenic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Well that I didnt know!

Guess I need to look for different vids as all I saw was 8 bar loops with blokes tweaking the filter!

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Post by nitro2k01 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:16 pm

3vcos wrote:
mckenic wrote:Well pitch CV in would be wonderful... more than 8 steps would be :fap:
It already has 16 steps. (read manual or check out videos)
Only the drums. The synth is still only 8 steps.
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Post by mckenic » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:16 pm

Image

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EDIT - Thanks nitro... Im sure there are very creative ways to use this and I cant wait to get my hands on one but it must be me... even 16 steps aint enough for me to get my ideas out these days. Perhaps I need to rethink my thoughts on sequencing. Funny tho because most guitar songs I write have only two chords :hihi:

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pitch cv control

Post by monobot » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:37 pm

So maybe you should get more familiar with the flux mode or try the pitch cv control presented here: http://monomodder.blogspot.com/2011/08/ ... ol-cv.html

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Post by kcr » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:58 pm

The maddening thing is that the 8 steps is clearly a UI/software limitation.

Someone will figure out how to read out and write in the firmware soon enough, I suppose.

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Post by Veqtor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:28 pm

[video][/video]

I got to see the "holy fuck" moment first hand! :tu:

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Post by mckenic » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Holy f'in Fuck!

Wow! :hail:

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Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:53 pm

Veqtor wrote:[video][/video]

I got to see the "holy fuck" moment first hand! :tu:
So how did he figure out what parameters are automated/use CCs/Sysex?

From the sound of it, it seems like every parameter responds to midi?

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Post by Veqtor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:11 pm

Well, it appears that the parameters that send midi also respond to midi. Like lfo rate and depth, lfo shape, lfo destination, lfo type. Their cc numbers correspond to the ones they send out.

But controls like cutoff, res, osc wave and the volumes (synth vs drums) are analogue so they don't have any midi parameters ofc

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Post by giorgio » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:40 pm

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Post by minphase » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:22 pm

If you're driving the monotribe from an external clock source (like an ancient DR-55) via the gate/sync input, does the monotribe send midi clocks at a proportional rate, via the midi out pins just discovered? Awesome stuff, nitro2k01 !

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Post by nitro2k01 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:46 pm

minphase: Haven't tried, but my bet is no. The external sync input only takes one pulse per step, whereas MIDI is 24 PPQ (pulses per quarter note). So in order to output MIDI sync from external sync, it would have to generate a lot more pulses than it receives.

Actually, it does interpolate sync clocks already for the extra steps for the drums. If you send a sync pulse into the jack on the back, the monotribe will place the secondary drum hits between the sync pulses, so maybe it'll output MIDI clocks after all.
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Post by giorgio » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:54 pm

i bet the microprocessor drives the whole clocking system of the thing, and probably processes the analog sync input. therefore it'd probably spit out midi clock either way, if it spits out midi clock at all (can't 100% tell from the vid or info above but seems like it might)
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Post by rico loverde » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:25 pm

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Post by exper » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:57 pm

:hyper:

So, what is involved in getting MIDI into the monotribe then? Simply wiring a MIDI jack to the serial port inside? The first person to offer this interface resonably gets my money! Since getting started with my modular, I lost interest in the monotribe, but now... :mygod:

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