I use a traditional drum sequencer a lot. It has great eurorack compatibility to combat the terrible presets it has. But I don’t want to buy a full kit. So several questions:
Do you guys know of any cheap and easy eurorack hacks for drums, specifically intellijel products? I know the one with white noise and an envelope set to gate but you send it a trigger (hi-hats) . I’ve heard some discussion about the uFold as well being able to make sort of drum sounds. What else can I do like these?
Is there any easy painless way to navigate the plonk’s virtual kits using just the trigger and mod input? If so, how? I do not want to use a sequencer to the mod input seeing as it means no serendipity. My drum machine has multiple cv trigger and accent outputs, but I don’t know how to make that plonk compatible. Also, it can combine velocity and trigger using some sort of vca. Can current plonks be configured (even through alternate firmware) to do this and free up the velocity input for another mod source or even a trigger for the second drum voice at the same time? If not, would you guys be interested in this? It seems like an easily reconfigurable thing for Tetrapad in drum mode to be able to output variable intensity triggers. Maybe with the expander?
I have noticed that the plonk can only do two sounds at a time. Even with choke turned off, how would you do a continuous sound like a hi-hat that requires a gate for the noise exciter? Even with some quick hacks for other drum sounds, even if I buy a couple cheap drum voices, the plonk seems to never be able to cope with fast drumming from my current setup that painfully changes the voice via mod input every stinking time I hit a drum. Moreover, I cannot hit two drums at the same time without making everything exponentially more painful (the only solution I can come up with is to expand my kit with lots of possible combinations). So if intellijel made a new plonk with more than two voice polyphony, or multiple trigger inputs (even if velocity is separate! XD) would you buy it? I don’t have space for a second plonk.
Final question: did any of this make sense at all? I will not be offended either way.