How are the expanders coming along?
Expanders will be ready very soon. Perhaps even this week…
@Danjel - Are the manual and configuration tool available? Really excited about being able to split the main module into two voices!
And the question I am dreaming of - can it do bipolar pitch output?
I will work around it if not. But it just adds extra work to keep the complex oscillators tuned.
I sold my FH-2 last week and reclaimed my 8HP (which is already ocupied by a new Dixie2+)… Looking forward to the new µMIDI 1U system!
Yes all the CV outputs, including PITCH have a maximum range of -5V to +5V.
We should have the manual and config app linked up tomorrow or tuesday (note that it is Canadian Thanksgiving so monday is a stat holiday here)
MIDI 1U modular arrived!
So excited to test out the dual mode and bipolar pitch output later tonight.
One question @Danjel @ScottMFR - from the config app, I don’t see a way to change the pitch form bipolar to polar? or is it always -5V to +5V?
…Not that I ever want to go 0-10V unipolar except for the Piston Honda MkIII - which can only detect 0-8V for pitch. But with transposition, MIDI 1U still gives me 5 usable octaves. Not a deal breaker.
Love the new config app!!!
Pitch can only be +/-5V there is no option for 0-10V.
@Danjel - thanks!
Very happy that pitch is bipolar!
An hour of playing around… this is great! being able to flip back and forth from a single complex and expressive voice to a pair of simpler voices makes this extremely versatile.
Fun patch with MIDI 1U, Two VCOs, Bifold, and two LPG 1U:
Two separate voices, each with their own MIDI 1U channel - I’m using Dixie2+ and Rubicon2.
Patch output from one VCO into Bifold P, the other VCO into Bifold S.
The velocity of each voice drives their respective fold amount on Bifold. Adjust attenuverter to taste.
Then each into their own LPG 1U with their respective gate.
Note velocity adds wavefolding dynamics to each voice, and the big Bifold knob increases the overall intensity of the wavefolding.
Instant west coast fun!!
Here is how it sounds:
Will there be some type of polyphonic voice allocation mode with the expander (ala 4 voice round robin w/ a gate and CV each)?
Yes, polyphony will be available in the expander
Hey folks, I’m excited to pick up one of these modules, but I’m not seeing it in many retail outlets yet. Is it in the process of being provided to other vendors?
Regarding the expander port on this module - I notice it’s marked as “i2C”, does this mean it could potentially be used as a MIDI to i2C adapter module for modules like the ER-301 and monome series?
Using the app, could I reconfigure the Pitch, Mod, and other outputs to output Gates? I don’t need pitch information (I generate it within the modular) and all I really need is a way of getting master clock, reset, and triggers from the Octatrack into the system.
We are possibly going to have connectivity to some of our other modules. Not sure about third-party as it could be a lot of additional development effort that we don’t really have time for. Currently myself and @slowwild are the only software devs at Intellijel and we’ve already got a lot of projects we’re juggling.
Yes, you will be able to use any of the CV outputs as gates, triggers, or clock dividers. That’s not implemented in the Config app at the moment but it will be available once we are closer to shipping the expander since all the expander outputs can be used for any purpose.
Any update on those expanders? I could really use one or two!
I’m guessing this is a longshot, but Any chance the expander works with the OG uMidi?
The 3U definitely not since we never had an I2C interface on there. It may be possible with the µMIDI 1U, I have to see how much effort it would be to port the firmware over to that hardware and how many people would be interested in buy an expander if I did.
I’m not really looking to swap my 1u uMidi out for the new version, but I’d pick up the expander in a heartbeat if it was compatible. Not sure how many other people are in my shoes… Thanks for getting back to me!
I’ve got an old midi 1u in one case and a new midi 1u in another (chained via the midi thru din port). I was probably going to buy two expanders and it would definitely be more handy if I could spread them between the two cases.
By the way, any estimate on when those expanders are gonna be available?
Wow, this looks great. I love the expandability. That’s the main issue I have with µMIDI as I like to have multiple voices.
My main concern now is intonation/voltage accuracy. Are the DAC’s 16-bit and is there a calibration utility?