Hello all, first-time poster here!
I recently picked up a Tides (v2) from my local synth shop, and am interested in using the integrated phase-locked loop on the clock input to sync the pitch of Tides to an external acoustic instrument for its ability to generate harmonics/subharmonics of the frequency. In this case, I am using a saxophone with my system.
I am using a contact microphone to avoid any extraneous sounds being picked up beside the pitch of the saxophone, and am running it into my eurorack system using Ears to boost the signal up to modular level and get an envelope from it.
When it tracks well, it tracks superbly well, but when it doesn’t it seriously doesn’t. This mostly happens in the low register of the instrument. Tracking analog oscillators of any shape at any pitch I can throw into the clock input is no problem at all for Tides, so I suspect that I need to find a way to clean up or modify the signal of the contact mic somehow before it hits Tides to allow it track it more effectively.
Anyone have any ideas I might try to get this up and running? The octave and a half or so of the instrument where this works leads to some incredible sounds, and I’m determined to extend the awesomeness across the whole range!