I am beginning some work on an alternate firmware for Clouds, with a few improvements; let me submit to you a preliminary version for test and feedback. It adds to Clouds an extra secret mode which is a reverb I’d like to call the OliVerb It is essentially the built-in reverb, with more controls.
Here is a small demo clip .
It can be accessed like the other factory playback modes, by holding the Blend button for 4 seconds and pressing it again until the last three LEDs are lit. In this mode, the input goes directly through the reverb and to the (stereo) output; the reverb parameters can be controlled by the knobs and CV inputs:
- Position: pre-delay amount (from 0 to about half a second),
- Size: reverb size (i.e. feedback, can be driven to self-oscillation),
- Density: density of the diffuser (from scarce to dense),
- Texture: dampening (from dark to bright),
- Dry/Wet: well… dry/wet.
All other controls (pitch, freeze, …) are left unspecified. Their behavior might… no, /will/ change in future versions.
To update your Clouds, download this file and follow the instructions on how to upload the firmware in the manual.
Any comment will be most welcome! How do the knob range feel? What feature is missing? How should I use the unassigned pots?