Our first update for Cascadia is here! The new “Random Notes” MIDI LFO is a great additional random source for Krell-style patches.
In addition to a few internal improvements, here’s what you’ll notice (notes pulled right from the manual)—
- NEW: New MIDI LFO shape (“Random Notes”) added to the list of LFO shapes available at the MIDI LFO output. Random Notes outputs clocked random voltages, which are quantized to semitones. You can constrain the octave distribution by using the new LFO Level and LFO Polarity options in the Intellijel Config app’s MIDI LFO section (see below).
- NEW: LFO Level parameter in the Intellijel Config App’s MIDI LFO section. This sets the maximum output voltage (amplitude) of the MIDI LFO to either 1V, 2V, 3V, 4V or 5V (the default). NOTE: This parameter is only available via the Intellijel Config application, and can not be set on the front panel.
- NEW: LFO Polarity parameter in the Intellijel Config App’s MIDI LFO section. This selects whether the MIDI LFO is Unipolar or Bipolar (the default). When set to Bipolar mode, the LFO output ranges between the negative and positive voltage set by the LFO Level parameter. For example, if LFO Level = 5V, then the LFO cycles over a 10V (±5V) range. When set to Unipolar mode, the LFO output ranges between 0V and the voltage set by the LFO Level parameter. For example, if LFO Level = 5V, then the LFO cycles between 0V and 5V. NOTE: This parameter is only available via the Intellijel Config application, and can not be set on the front panel.
- NEW: Support for MIDI Portamento mode. Specifically, CC 65 (Portamento Control) on Cascadia’s MIDI Channel turns portamento ON (value = 127) or OFF (value = 0). Sending CC 5 (Portamento Time MSB) on Cascadia’s MIDI Channel sets the portamento time from 0 seconds (CC 5 = 0) to about 1.1 seconds (CC 5 = 127), slewing the pitch.
Firmware Mac: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmware/Intellijel_Firmware_Updater_macOS_2023-05-10.zip
Firmware Win: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmware/Intellijel_Firmware_Updater_Windows_2023-05-10.zip
Updated Config App Required to set LFO Level and Polarity—
Config App Mac: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmware/Intellijel_Config_macOS_1.4.1.zip
Config App Win: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmware/Intellijel_Config_Windows_1.4.1.zip