THANK YOU MQTTHIQS FOR MAKING THIS
With this firmware the knobs edit the current frame in sequencer mode.
Useful as a matrix sequencer with a switch, chord sequencer for braids, or a much easier way of using the sequencer mode when mixing audio / cv / whatever.
NOTES: If you plan on using it as a sequencer you probably will want to switch the jumper on the back to change the 10v to 5v.
In this mode you can step through the frames as you feed the FRAME input with a clock (with the modulation knob turned to the right). If you want to edit a frame you can scan through it with the clock and then put the modulation knob back to 12o'clock when it reaches the desired frame.
Firmware and more details on the matrix sequencer patch below.
mqtthiqs wrote:Download the new firmware here:
https://github.com/mqtthiqs/mutable/rel ... ep-mod.wav
Basically, a sub-mode is added to the sequencer mode that allows the four controls to edit the current step. You enter it by long-pressing DEL while in sequencer mode; the frame LED will blink, and you can directly tweak the controls and hear the result. In this sub-mode, the frame knob has no effect. You exit it with by pressing DEL once.
Is this what you wanted? Any feedback will be much appreciated!
The only downside to this is that now we can't edit the channels' response curves while in sequencer mode; you can still edit them if you go out of sequencer mode. Seems pretty innocuous to me...
PS: For those interested to see the code, here is my commit:
https://github.com/mqtthiqs/mutable/com ... 6264398f95
I've been using frames paired with an a-151 to act as a 4x4 (16 step) matrix sequencer recently. eg:
This is done by sending the 4 outs from frames into the switch and putting frames in "sequencer mode" with the +10v on. Sending the output of the switch into a quantizer the switch trigger becomes (in rene terms) the x input. I then make 4 different frames and "frame" input becomes the y input.
I'm planning a performance case where this will be my main sequencer: http://cdn.modulargrid.de/img/racks/mod ... 143041.jpg (rough draft / not an invitation for you to tell me i need more vca's )
It seems to me like one of the best options regarding small hp footprint, navigable interface, and functionality. It can obviously turn into a 4x8 matrix (or 4x64 though 256 steps is kinda ridiculous). Also it gets pretty great when sending lfos, egs, random voltages or whatever into one or two of the frame channels then attenuating them differently per step. Especially when using the disting quantizer where the B output becomes a sort of combined x+y gate for eg & vca.
ANYWAY the only thing I'm not totally hype on yet is the fact that it gets pretty tricky to change the sequence once you're in sequencer mode. When I hear one note that I'd like to be different, I can see exactly where it is but it's hard to get to it to change it. I usually exit out of sequencer mode and change it real quick but I often fuck up somehow or another and change a different note in the process.
I'd love it if whatever frame it was currently at in the sequence correlated to the knobs (obviously only changing when touched though). That way I could just turn the modulation knob down so that it stops changing and then fine tune those four notes.
Since Oliver seems like he has the most insane work ethic and openness to ideas I figure it would be worth posting this. I'd hit him up directly but I'd assume this thread could maybe inspire some other ideas on the matter as well?