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VAU

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Feature requests
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:34:13 pm »
i edited this post to collect all my requests  and to have a better overview.
to read all the following posts is not necessary ;)


- still on top of my "want" list:more program patches
 if it was me, then we / the Matrixbrute would have 256 x 256 patches, so we could organize freely into genres,
prepare live sets, always have blank space when stumbling over new ideas etc etc   
at least 1000 patches is "normal" on complex synths nowadays. a USB stick would also have been fine... unfortunately only client port...

 ( if more banks are not possible  - and let's hope they are, as it#s most crucial -
then at least the MCC should work like this: 
3 patch fields would make it possible to sort patches.
 ONE for the Matrixbrute
ONE for stored 256 patches
AND ANOTHER ONE in the MCC where i can drag and drop (=sort) patches

also, in PANEL MODE, it should always be possible to double click a patch in the MCC, it gets send to the buffer (= PANEL MODE)
so we can preview it )


- possibility to define patch sources and destinations on the back of the MB
(for example LFO WAVE FORM instead of AMOUNT)

GATE LENGTH per step  makes the sequencer groovy
here at 0.50 sec is an example of how gate time per step can sound like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V16RZMQXh0Y
it could be done by HOLD NOTE + TURN GATE KNOB (PANEL + GATE KNOB could be used for Gate Edit reset )

- LFO SLEW & SYMMETRY  a double use of the LFO knobs should be an easy thing to do (?)
SLEW = soften the LFO curves ( sounds often more musical)
and SYMMETRY means you can shift the curves gradually from symmetric positive and negative values to only positive or negative values
(example: cutoff only gets opened from but not more closed from start value)
 
- with the  AUDIO MOD knobs, allow modulation from ZERO in the matrix. Now only possible, if start value is NOT zero.
together with unipolar LFOs (see request for LFO SLEW & SYMMETRY) this would make a lot of sense

- very helpful wold be  attack / release  setting (in the MCC) for the aftertouch,
for softer fade in/out insead of sudden on/off

- track rotation = shifting tracks stepwise left / right
you come up with a nice pattern, but then you want to start it at another step ? for this you need this feature
best case would be to to be able to shift NOTE, ARP and MOD tracks independently and if they could have different length.
(an "offset" for the different MOD track destinations might be over the top, but would allow even more rhythmical variation)

- independent clock dividers / resolutions for ARP and SEQ and maybe more than just 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

- more MOD sources  ( would mean: more pages)
so you could for example sequence the OSCs independently. very good feature for interesting patterns

- scales/non standart tunings (this synth screams for exotic scales)

- fine tuning per step

- arp resolution per step


more than 4 bars & page per bar
it would be easy to hold SEQ and a step button to access 16x 4 bars at least
if it was one "page" per bar, then functions like on the Roland 185/ intellijel metropolis sequencer
could be done, like step repeat  (1-8x), skip etc  on the lower button rows or ratcheting

- and exotic one:  possibility to "draw"modulation curves  (for the lfos, envs, etc) into the 256 step buttons 
(per page/bar)
  funny enough possible on an older Allen & Heath mixer for its analog filters
and quite a cool feature it is !

- use 256 buttons for display of values

- possibility to loop certain section of track / arp



hardware mods  i would love to see:

- use external in in the AUDIO MOD

- have a highpass for the FX signal


added:

- possibility to modify all ENV stages independentely
 (lin/log, duration 2x, 5x, 10x,  etc)




« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 10:43:52 am by VAU »

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 06:22:02 pm »
If LFO 1&2 are digital, it would be fantastic to introduce a slew parameter. Could be done by ARROW plus PHASE/DELAY for example.

The slew parameter is to even out sharp edges of curves. It turns a square more and more into a sine for example.

VERY musical and useful!

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 11:23:51 pm »
A mod (switch) to "replace" VCO3  with EXTERNAL on AUDIO MOD KNOB #2
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 11:53:32 pm by VAU »

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 11:03:51 am »
If LFO 1&2 are digital, it would be fantastic to introduce a slew parameter. Could be done by ARROW plus PHASE/DELAY for example.

The slew parameter is to even out sharp edges of curves. It turns a square more and more into a sine for example.

VERY musical and useful!


The other knob could be the for UNIPOLARITY .
To the left you could dial in positive polarity,
To the right negative.

This would mean, the more you turn to left,
the more only the positive amount ABOVE zero is chosen
And vice versa.

By this you could have a modulation only in one direction.
Or if wanted also rather in one than the other.

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 04:06:21 pm »
A mod (switch) to "replace" VCO3  with EXTERNAL on AUDIO MOD KNOB #2


Edit:

To replace VCO2  in AUDIO MOD KNOB#1 with External 1 would also be great.
Then we could hear the with OSC1 modulated External signal...

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 05:16:12 pm »
...what do those of you who got an MB already think bout these requests?

Of the sequencer features, I suppose using the Glide and Accent rows in conjunction with the Mod Amount (like the Mod row) could be used to enter two more per step values. The natural and non-confusing thing for that would be glide time and velocity. Gate time per step would be nice too, perhaps using the Step row + Mod Amount.

A mod (switch) to "replace" VCO3  with EXTERNAL on AUDIO MOD KNOB #2

To replace VCO2  in AUDIO MOD KNOB#1 with External 1 would also be great.
Then we could hear the with OSC1 modulated External signal...

I think those are physically impossible with the audio routing being in hardware.

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 08:59:38 pm »
It woukd be a hardware mod, so Arturia will not do it, but since external audio can be fed in and routed through the filter, it might also be posaible to use it in the AUDIO MOD (?). But ok, there are other synths that can do stuff like that...


But the sequencer update:
If there was one page per bar, you could do a lot,
All of it woukd add a lot of creativity and fun:

"Ratcheting" with up to 8 flams.

ROLAND M185 / INTELLIJEL METROPOLIS style "note repeat"

"SKIP" 

Paraphonic /"poly" sequences

Etc

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:15:06 pm »
Ah, yes, DIY hardware mods are indeed possible :) Perhaps not as "feature requests" though...

Now that you mention it, ratcheting would be very cool. I'd have put this on the Step row + Mod Amount then, instead of my previous suggestion of gate length.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 01:32:45 am by DrJustice »

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 10:47:51 pm »
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« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 11:05:24 am by VAU »

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 10:51:16 pm »
matrix seq/arp mode:

- different resolutions for arp and seq / more clock dividers

- shift left / right for seq and arp (with or without mods/lfos etc)  that would be great to have
often you come up with a great sequence and wish it would start from another point

- more arp patterns that can also be routed to other parameters

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2017, 06:33:13 pm »
here at 0.50 sec is an example of how gate time per step can sound like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V16RZMQXh0Y

wouldn't it be great ?

it could be done by HOLD NOTE + TURN GATE KNOB (PANEL + GATE KNOB could be used for Gate Edit reset )
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 06:35:27 pm by VAU »

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 10:37:51 pm »
Absolutely ... +1

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 06:05:39 pm »
-  i know it would not be possible without a mod, but a highpass for the FX signal would be very useful, just as you do sometimes/often when mixing,
when you take out low freqs from the reverb signal for example.

-  possiblity to sequence the oscialltors individually. i know this "problem" from my XENOPHONE. you could make amazing sequences if this was possible.

.  on the AUIO MOD, modulation is only possible when NOT set to "zero". when set to ZERO, modulation in the matrix is not possible.  i know this is due to different functions
on the left and right side of "zero",  but with unipolar LFOs (see my request above for LFO SLEW and LFO SYMMETRY) it would be possible to be able to modulate from ZEREO in one direction.


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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 06:46:30 pm »
very helpful wold be  attack / release  setting (in the MCC) for the aftertouch,
so it better can fade in and out

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Re: Feature requests
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 02:25:43 pm »
collected, sorted and updated,
now everything is in post #1

 

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