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Thanks. The same was suggested by Durosai’s latest video (are you him?)
The bad news: you cannot do this with factory firmware, that’s how the sequencer works.
The (possibly) good news: I’m already working on several LOOP and JUMP modes, SONG LOOP included. No ETA at the moment, the sequencer is pretty messy.
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I am in the middle of the luck right now 🙂 Not quite there yet but somewhat working.
Yes. Working on it.
If by ‘an old sampler’ you mean AKAI S900/950, the ‘grit’ mostly comes from timestretching and resampling at lower rate. You can go down to 7.5KHz with S950 while Electribe has sample rate firmly set at 32KHz. Also, most of the ‘old samplers’ had some sort of real analog filter (LPF) while Electribe is pure digital until the final DAC stage, although many refer to it as an ‘analog’. So if you want your custom samples sound more ‘gritty’ you have to achieve this outside of the Electribe box.
Actually there is another feature that I already started tinkering with. I have always been missing the feature from some of the synths with encoder wheel I own (Roland JX-10 for example) where the display would show the changing value of a knob or wheel being turned. That would complement ‘knob muting’ pretty nicely, wouldn’t it?
Thanks. This sounds doable enough. If other people would support this as well, it could happen pretty soon. Just to be clear, how you see it is that you would turn a knob while holding the SHIFT key, and nothing would happen. Then, as you release the SHIFT key, the parameter would ‘jump’ to the value the knob happens to be at? Would the ‘look’ of the knob be precise enough to get what you want? And what should happen when you turn multiple knobs, one after another, and only then release the SHIFT – should they all jump to new values?
I’m afraid no, at least for now. The ADSP that the original Electribes use is an obscure Texas Instruments device TMS57070FFT. Lots of smart people have been trying hard to discover its datasheet for decades, but to no avail. Even the guys in Japan do not have it. It is generally believed that this was a one-off production run TI sold to various Japanese music gear manufacturers. Only the pinout of the chip is known, however, there’s nothing at all about programming, op codes etc. Thus it is very very difficult to turn the binary DSP code into something meaningful, not to mention making any changes.
The installation page will be open as soon as beta testing is done. The same regarding pricing details. Sorry.
Technical details about the updates, added functionality etc. are in the Posts, most of them.
Started to think about this. I assume by ‘increasing the number of available motion sequences to four per sequence’ you mean ‘four per part’? It would be very complicated to increase the number of motion sequences for each part. However, it might be possible to increase the number for just a few parts. In other words, reassign them between parts.
Out of the box ER-1 has 10 motion sequences in total, one per part (ACCENT does not count). Browsed through all factory patterns in Pattern Browser and only a few patterns have 3 or 4 parts with a motion sequence. In most cases it is 1 or none. So, considering that the total of motion sequences remains 10, it might be possible to, as an example, assign 4 of them to one part, 3 to the next and 3 to yet another. This scheme would be different per pattern, naturally. How does this sound?