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  • #46
    That makes sense. I had suggested on muffwiggler that maybe they could be two separate expanders, but your explanation negates that idea. Thanks for the response, I am still quite excited. Looking forward to seeing Superbooth videos.

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    • #47
      Wow, after using Numerology for years, and having caught the Eurorack bug now for a few years, this is a marriage made in heaven. Despite having a few Eurorack sequencers, I still use Numerology for use with piano (and used to with Eurorack through Expert Sleepers, but eventually found it too cumbersome..), mostly because I can sequence piano using Numerology through Pianoteq on my Mac to any microtonal scale I like (usually La Monte Young's Well-tuning).

      This works great since I don't even need to tell Numerology what scale I'm using - Pianoteq automatically routes the 12-TET MIDI notes to the altered microtonal notes that are ultimately output.

      So now this is a form of Numerology in Eurorack, which is great. And with its very well-implemented MIDI capabilities, that is also great. But for sequencing non-MIDI, i.e. CV, within the Eurorack I see an issue. I actually sold my Metropolis and Sequencer1 since they have quantizers that can't be turned off. So now I have a Koma Komplex (which one can turn off quantization with a flip of a switch) and a Turing Machine, which has no quantization at all. With such an abundance of powerful quantizers in Eurorack-land, such as Ornament & Crime, it seems to me that for the CV pitch outputs, there should be an option to turn off quantization so that microtonal quantizers can be used.

      I have not kept up with this thread for a while so maybe this has been addressed (Superbooth has re-stoked my interest), but from my perspective you wouldn't need to implement custom tunings within your module at all. Other than the included 12-TET quantization, the ability to simply turn off quantization and have raw voltages coming out so they could go through separate quantizers is the ultimate in Eurorack, as people start to go beyond the constraints of 12-TET.

      Edit: Thinking about this for a few days after this post I am probably hoping for something that doesn't make sense. Given all the permutations and many ways to alter sequences (all the great things that make Numerology so powerful), those things probably can't work without note names/specific values. Raw voltages just don't seem to make sense here.
      Last edited by slyfrank; 05-08-2018, 12:32 PM. Reason: Rethink

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      • #48
        On the Vector, all pitches are stored using MIDI note numbers -- an important optimization as memory space on the micro controller is quite tight. For Pitch CV output, there are lookup tables both for calibration (which maps a 16-bit 'ideal' DAC value to a physical DAC value to achieve a specific voltage) and tuning, which maps 128 MIDI note numbers to an ideal 16 bit DAC value.

        The calibration table will be set by me before shipping, but will be editable by the user -- it has 11 entries to cover the 10V output range in 1V increments. The tuning table isn't in use yet, but I am seeing a variety of requests for custom tunings, so I expect that will be implemented sooner rather than later -- though it is not on the 'must have before shipping' list. I suspect it will be a case where you'll see manual tuning support (you enter hex values for all notes directly) first, then higher-level options (Scala file support) later. The tuning table also has room for note names -- just 2 chars for now, though.

        Cheers,
        Jim

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        • #49
          Sounds great, Jim. Especially if there is eventually Scala file support - that's how I use Numerology with Pianoteq - Pianoteq loads Scala files and automatically routes the notes from Numerology to the chosen tuning. But in the Vector Sequencer for pitch CV, even something like entering Hex values for specific notes would be awesome.

          Cheers!

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          • #50
            Hi Jim, this looks awesome. Could potentially end up giving my Cirklon a run for its money! When and how can we expect to purchase one? I'm based in the UK.

            Thanks

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            • #51
              Originally posted by nikarga View Post
              Hi Jim, this looks awesome. Could potentially end up giving my Cirklon a run for its money! When and how can we expect to purchase one? I'm based in the UK.

              Thanks
              I'll have pre-order info up here in the next day or two. I also think SchneidersLaden in Berlin will be taking orders soon as well. Shipping is scheduled to start in August -- barring any surprises on the supplier front.

              Jim

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              • #52
                Originally posted by jim View Post
                I'll have pre-order info up here in the next day or two. I also think SchneidersLaden in Berlin will be taking orders soon as well. Shipping is scheduled to start in August -- barring any surprises on the supplier front.

                Jim
                Very very excited for this sequencer!

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by donaldcrunk View Post
                  Very very excited for this sequencer!
                  Me too!

                  Jim

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