Stages


#62

Ah, ok - ever wondered why the chaining cable is so long for just one module ? It only needs to jumper to the next module - right beside it - right?

On its own, stages gets hungry - like ouroboros…

Harmonic oscillator awaits…


#63

:astonished::astonished::astonished::astonished::astonished:

I was intrigued by that Ouroboros reference in the code and yet never made that, eh, connection. Oh wow!


#64

I’ve got a video of the Easter Egg just uploading :slight_smile: Currently at 39% …


#65

It’s rather cool… worth the price of the module, if it did nothing else… it’s a really nice ui for it as well…


#66

I was just searching YT to try and find something.


#67

Fast work Mark ! Did you get home early :slight_smile: ?


#68

It’s VERY cool - lots of potential and I will need to buy another Stages as a result!


#69

With two of them you have a complete voice…


#70

#71

Buttons change wave shape, sliders tune, knobs fine tune? What is happening with the I/O?


#72

Button changes waveform
Slider 1 is Coarse tune, Pot 1 is fine tune
Sliders 2-6 - Slider controls volume, Pots select note from harmonic series
I was sending v/oct into channel 1 Time / Level input
Single output was going to VCA
Just for fun I was triggering channels 1-4 using the new Tides module…

To be honest I was just messing about - am sure someone else will be able to explain things more accurately :slight_smile:


#73

Hmm, interesting choice of ‘handshake’. Maybe it’s to keep people from thinking their module is broken due to being in Easter Egg mode…


#74

Ah ha! There was a perfect circuit video with 6x Stages, the description suggesting that you might need 6 of them to access the Easter egg. Self patching (it is in some sense, no?) is an interesting way to get there!

I love @pichenettes’s approach to polyphony across the mutable line. It’s not the only way to get there, but it is an interesting and quite useable set of implementations.


#75

The first ourobouros mode on a Mutable module was implemented in Bees-in-the-Trees alt firmware for Braids. But it only caused the menu items to wrap around in a loop. Not nearly as cool as this.


#76

So from my first experiments:

  • The leftmost segment sets the root pitch.
    Its slider and Time/Level CV In are pitch (V/Oct)
    Its pot acts like a fine tuner
    Gate In is trigger/strum? Only affects its own segment, it seems.
  • The other segments are partials
    The pots set their interval in relation to the root pitch (with a familiar slide between the harmonic ratios where you can pinpoint more dissonant intervals, à la orange Rings)
    Slider and Time/Level CV In control volume/VCA
    Gate In is an additional individual trigger/strum for each partial again?

The buttons for each segment flip between waveforms (green sine, orange triangle, red square).
Output 1 is a mix of all segments with their respective volumes as set by their sliders and Time/Level CV Ins, the rest are individual direct outputs for the partials.

I may have gotten a couple of things wrong, it was a crazy ride.

I’ve been playing with it for about an hour and all the time I was thinking: you know what would be the perfect companion module for this? Stages! I desperately needed several slow LFOs or envelopes to bring in partials as the notes evolve.

Sadly, I only have one Stages, but I linked up Maths’s sections 1 and 4 to bring in delayed groups of partials as I held each note. I tried a couple of Euclidian rhythms from Pam’s too, I reckon you could do fun stuff with separate triggers for each partial.


#77

There are three more waveforms (long press buttons).


#78

Whaaaaaat. :astonished:


#79

Saw and two square waves with different pulse ratio


#80

I’m messing quite a lot with the fw at the moment to add a few things I want - I will probably add ui controls to access the easter egg if it is feasible - which it very much looks like it is…


#81

Another short vid