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== #1 - General Overview ==
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== General Overview ==
  
 
* Overview of the GUI
 
* Overview of the GUI
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWOOVL-2mbA</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWOOVL-2mbA</youtube>
  
== #2 - Using the 6 Track Recorder and various Units ==
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== Using the 6 Track Recorder and various Units ==
  
 
* Using the 6 Track Record to record audio
 
* Using the 6 Track Record to record audio
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== #3 - Creating a Synth Voice with Audio File as an Oscillator ==
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== Creating a Synth Voice with Audio File as an Oscillator ==
  
 
This video skips the step of recording/loading some files into the Sample pool (checkout video 2)
 
This video skips the step of recording/loading some files into the Sample pool (checkout video 2)
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l09xWQVDH4k</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l09xWQVDH4k</youtube>
  
== #4 - Sampler / Looper Overview ==
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== Sampler / Looper Overview ==
  
 
External Gear used:  Sputnik keyboard w/ arpegiator.  Pamelas Workout for arp clock and looper reset, Mic source   
 
External Gear used:  Sputnik keyboard w/ arpegiator.  Pamelas Workout for arp clock and looper reset, Mic source   
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/uNPTIrfcb70</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://youtu.be/uNPTIrfcb70</youtube>
  
== #5 - Creating an Audio Freezer from Scratch ==
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== Creating an Audio Freezer from Scratch ==
  
 
The goal here is to use the Sample Record (Looper) as a "poor man's  Audio Freezer" and demonstrate how a traditional audio effect can be used to manipulate CV signal.
 
The goal here is to use the Sample Record (Looper) as a "poor man's  Audio Freezer" and demonstrate how a traditional audio effect can be used to manipulate CV signal.
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdweGstEV_8</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdweGstEV_8</youtube>
  
== #6 - Building an FM Synth ==
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== Building an FM Synth ==
  
 
The goal here is to build a basic FM voice (1 modulator/1 Carrier) with external 1/v octave tracking using available units.
 
The goal here is to build a basic FM voice (1 modulator/1 Carrier) with external 1/v octave tracking using available units.
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIzJSX2L7ME</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIzJSX2L7ME</youtube>
  
== #7 - Parallel Audio Processing Hints ==
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== Parallel Audio Processing Hints ==
  
 
The goal here is to use multiple blocks to process signals in Parallel.
 
The goal here is to use multiple blocks to process signals in Parallel.
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOzcEAnngLc</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOzcEAnngLc</youtube>
  
== #8 - Custom Units Overview ==
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== Custom Units Overview ==
  
 
A glimpse of some updates:
 
A glimpse of some updates:
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/0S2nndGyC1w</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://youtu.be/0S2nndGyC1w</youtube>
  
== #9 - Running a Drum ROMpler,  Send/Return FX, Custom Units ==
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== Running a Drum ROMpler,  Send/Return FX, Custom Units ==
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11
 
* creating a master mixer,  with independent sources such as a synth and drum rompler running in separate processing tracks/blocks  
 
* creating a master mixer,  with independent sources such as a synth and drum rompler running in separate processing tracks/blocks  
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/5GQzqHiRuag</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://youtu.be/5GQzqHiRuag</youtube>
  
== #10 - Using an internal Master CV Source ==
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== Using an internal Master CV Source ==
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11
 
* This is a super fast one!
 
* This is a super fast one!
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/b4Noh61GKr8</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://youtu.be/b4Noh61GKr8</youtube>
  
== #11 - The Poor Man's Vocoder ==
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== The Poor Man's Vocoder ==
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11)
 
* Running OS v0.1.6pre11)
 
* Can a Vocoder be built out of units even if we don't have bandpass filters? (barely but it sounds interesting)
 
* Can a Vocoder be built out of units even if we don't have bandpass filters? (barely but it sounds interesting)
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/o_9mBsExbB4</youtube>
 
<youtube>https://youtu.be/o_9mBsExbB4</youtube>
  
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #12 - Creating Long Envelopes**
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== Creating Long Envelopes ==
Running OS v0.1.6pre11)
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre11
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* How to cheat and make Envelopes longer than the current 1 second limit
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{{note|As of maybe an hour after I made this video,  Brian  has released a patch upping the timings to 10 seconds for attack, decay and release.!!! :D  So this vid is irrelevant for increasing ADSR envelope timing.  However,  keep in mind you can have some more interesting CV shapes and wiggles recorded... and adjusting the player speed will affect the rate of this CV data!}}
  
*How to cheat and make Envelopes longer than the current 1 second limit
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/OEOG4_fMyrc</youtube>
  
**NOTE: As of maybe an hour after I made this video,  Brian  has released a patch upping the timings to 10 seconds for attack, decay and release.!!! :D  So this vid is irrelevant for increasing ADSR envelope timing. However,  keep in mind you can have some more interesting CV shapes and wiggles recorded... and adjusting the player speed will affect the rate of this CV data!**
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== Using the Sample Player with prepped audio files ==
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre12
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* Using the Sample Player with super-short recordings
  
https://youtu.be/OEOG4_fMyrc
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/vco8epccfT4</youtube>
  
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #13 - Using the Sample Player with prepped audio files**
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== Bringing the Audio Engine to the Brink of Destruction! ==
Running OS v0.1.6pre12)
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre12
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* Using the Stress unit to bring the audio engine to the brink of destruction.  This probably isn't all that practical.. but it sounds cool!
  
*Using the Sample Player with super-short recordings
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/HpdCfEvL9vE</youtube>
  
https://youtu.be/vco8epccfT4
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== Using a Sampler Player and Looper with a SHARED buffer file ==
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre13
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* Using a Sampler Player and Sample Looper with a shared buffer file.
  
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #14 - Bringing the Audio Engine to the Brink of Destruction!**
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/hVUvZX5KCeE</youtube>
Running OS v0.1.6pre12)
 
  
*Using the Stress unit to bring the audio engine to the brink of destruction.  This probably isn't all that practical.. but it sounds cool!
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== An example of a Big Complex Patch ==
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre13
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* Using all sorts of goodies simultaneously: Loopers, Recorders, Synth Bass, Synth Arp, Keyed Gain Reduction, Send/Return to 3rd part Eurorack FX
  
https://youtu.be/HpdCfEvL9vE
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/2E44TuQ8TxU</youtube>
 
 
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #15 - Using a Sampler Player and Looper with a SHARED buffer file**
 
Running OS v0.1.6pre13)
 
 
 
*Using a Sampler Player and Sample Looper with a shared buffer file.
 
 
 
https://youtu.be/hVUvZX5KCeE
 
 
 
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #16 - An example of a Big Complex Patch **
 
Running OS v0.1.6pre13)
 
 
 
Using all sorts of goodies Simultaneously:
 
* Loopers
 
* Recorders
 
* Synth Bass
 
* Synth Arp
 
* Keyed Gain Reduction
 
* Send/Return to 3rd part Eurorack FX
 
 
 
https://youtu.be/2E44TuQ8TxU
 
 
 
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #17 - Polysynth and Multi-tracking using Loopers**
 
Running OS v0.1.6pre13)
 
  
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== Polysynth and Multi-tracking using Loopers ==
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre13
 
* Poly Synth
 
* Poly Synth
* Sneaky method of using the Looper! :smiley:
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* Sneaky method of using the Looper!  
 
* Patching signals from multiple channels  
 
* Patching signals from multiple channels  
  
https://youtu.be/AvKFlPrKX0o
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/AvKFlPrKX0o</youtube>
 
 
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #18 - Making and Saving a Utility Unit**
 
Running OS v0.1.6pre13)
 
  
This is a super quick one.  How to make a basic "utility" unit and have it show up in the Unit list.
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== Making and Saving a Utility Unit ==
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre13
 +
* This is a super quick one.  How to make a basic "utility" unit and have it show up in the Unit list.
  
https://youtu.be/wP3aPLvSh5E
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<youtube>https://youtu.be/wP3aPLvSh5E</youtube>
  
## **Getting Started with the ER-301 #19 - Dynamic Looper Lengths!**
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== Dynamic Looper Lengths! ==
Running OS v0.1.6pre13)
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* Running OS v0.1.6pre13
 
* How to dynamically adjust the looper length on the fly in a musical way with nothing more than a gate signal!
 
* How to dynamically adjust the looper length on the fly in a musical way with nothing more than a gate signal!
 
* Apologies for the shakes - i had my KB37 on my living room table and my tripod was on the table
 
* Apologies for the shakes - i had my KB37 on my living room table and my tripod was on the table
<img src="/uploads/default/original/1X/eb77f6383b37985c609e0027cd521e83b8084312.jpg" width="401" height="500">
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https://forum.orthogonaldevices.com/uploads/default/optimized/1X/eb77f6383b37985c609e0027cd521e83b8084312_1_401x500.jpg
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK8MM9LuCWI
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK8MM9LuCWI</youtube>
  
 
##**Getting Started with the ER-301 #20!  GRAINS!! Woo!!**
 
##**Getting Started with the ER-301 #20!  GRAINS!! Woo!!**

Revision as of 04:51, 10 June 2017

General Overview

  • Overview of the GUI
  • General layout and operation
  • Basic Setup
  • Goal: Setting up a chain to process external audio with additional control using external gate and CV
  • Saving/loading a chain preset

Using the 6 Track Recorder and various Units

  • Using the 6 Track Record to record audio
  • Using the Sample Pool
  • Using Mixers
  • Using Sample Player Units with this newly recorded audio to create one-shot sample players
  • Creating and tweaking slices
  • Assigning Triggers to these sample players
  • Adding additional effects


Creating a Synth Voice with Audio File as an Oscillator

This video skips the step of recording/loading some files into the Sample pool (checkout video 2)

  • Overview of creating a synth voice using an audio file as an oscillator source
  • adding a VCA
  • adding an ADSR
  • Assigning external Gate CV to trigger the ADSR
  • Assigning external CV to control release time
  • Assigning external CV to control 1v/o pitch control
  • Implementing a vibrato to the pitch control with a VCA controlled by external CV
  • Adding a few additional effects such as clocked delay and quantizer

Sampler / Looper Overview

External Gear used: Sputnik keyboard w/ arpegiator. Pamelas Workout for arp clock and looper reset, Mic source

  • Creating a sample buffer
  • Overview of the sample recorder/ooper
  • Controlling the looper behaviour using an external CV for reset
  • how the dub fader affects overdubbing into the loop
  • the monitoring fader
  • Using another independent track with chain as an audio source
  • Using an external audio source for the loop
  • Running Multiple Loopers synchronized
  • Bonus: Adding an Envelope Follower unit to the arp 1v/o CV to slew the signal

Creating an Audio Freezer from Scratch

The goal here is to use the Sample Record (Looper) as a "poor man's Audio Freezer" and demonstrate how a traditional audio effect can be used to manipulate CV signal.

  • Using the Sample Pool
  • Using the Sample Recorder (Looper)
  • Using the Tap Tempo Unit
  • Using the Clocked Delay Unit
  • Assigning external CV sources to control various parameters
  • Running OS v0.1.5p21)
As of OS v0.2.0, you can also achieve various freezing effects using a Looper and a Manual Grains

Building an FM Synth

The goal here is to build a basic FM voice (1 modulator/1 Carrier) with external 1/v octave tracking using available units.

A phone call came in and cutoff the last bit of the vid.. the only thing i was going to add is you could go to the modulator sin osc. and modulate that with ANOTHER sin osc.. and on and on it goes down the rabbit hole! :)
  • Using Mixer Channel unit
  • Using the Sine unit
  • Using the VCA unit
  • Using the ADSR unit
  • Using the Offset unit
  • Using the Ladder Filter and Clocked Delay for effect
  • Running OS v0.1.5p22)

Parallel Audio Processing Hints

The goal here is to use multiple blocks to process signals in Parallel. Running OS v0.1.5p23)

As of OS v0.1.6prepatch11 you can now choose the audio output from the source menu instead of physically patching an output to an input. Nice!!

Custom Units Overview

A glimpse of some updates:

  • Bypass
  • Category Filter
  • Custom Units
  • How to add presets to the unit select list
  • Running OS v0.1.6pre11)
I'm so sorry I was half brain dead in this vid! Agh!

Running a Drum ROMpler, Send/Return FX, Custom Units

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre11
  • creating a master mixer, with independent sources such as a synth and drum rompler running in separate processing tracks/blocks
  • creating an FX return using an external eurorack module
  • integrating a custom unit into the chaos!
  • checking CPU usage
  • saving and recalling a quick saves

Using an internal Master CV Source

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre11
  • This is a super fast one!
  • Using multiple tracks of the ER-301 with a master internal CV source i.e.: Clock

The Poor Man's Vocoder

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre11)
  • Can a Vocoder be built out of units even if we don't have bandpass filters? (barely but it sounds interesting)
  • Modules used: Mixer Channels, Sine Osc, Envelope Follower, EQ, Ladder Filter, Quantizer, Custom Unit, Sample Looper

Creating Long Envelopes

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre11
  • How to cheat and make Envelopes longer than the current 1 second limit
As of maybe an hour after I made this video, Brian has released a patch upping the timings to 10 seconds for attack, decay and release.!!! :D So this vid is irrelevant for increasing ADSR envelope timing. However, keep in mind you can have some more interesting CV shapes and wiggles recorded... and adjusting the player speed will affect the rate of this CV data!

Using the Sample Player with prepped audio files

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre12
  • Using the Sample Player with super-short recordings

Bringing the Audio Engine to the Brink of Destruction!

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre12
  • Using the Stress unit to bring the audio engine to the brink of destruction. This probably isn't all that practical.. but it sounds cool!

Using a Sampler Player and Looper with a SHARED buffer file

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre13
  • Using a Sampler Player and Sample Looper with a shared buffer file.

An example of a Big Complex Patch

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre13
  • Using all sorts of goodies simultaneously: Loopers, Recorders, Synth Bass, Synth Arp, Keyed Gain Reduction, Send/Return to 3rd part Eurorack FX

Polysynth and Multi-tracking using Loopers

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre13
  • Poly Synth
  • Sneaky method of using the Looper!
  • Patching signals from multiple channels

Making and Saving a Utility Unit

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre13
  • This is a super quick one. How to make a basic "utility" unit and have it show up in the Unit list.

Dynamic Looper Lengths!

  • Running OS v0.1.6pre13
  • How to dynamically adjust the looper length on the fly in a musical way with nothing more than a gate signal!
  • Apologies for the shakes - i had my KB37 on my living room table and my tripod was on the table

eb77f6383b37985c609e0027cd521e83b8084312_1_401x500.jpg

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #20! GRAINS!! Woo!!**

v0.2.0

https://youtu.be/htERxfKF-RY

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #21: More Grains + Special Guest! :smile_cat:**

v0.2.0

https://youtu.be/QTBw5wk-y1U

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #22: More Grains**

v0.2.2

  • Using only the ER-301 with a recorded audio file
  • Units Used: Manual Grains, SIN, Triangle, S&H, Pink Noise, Limiter, Pitched Delay

https://youtu.be/RjfxqDn-ZTY

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #22 (ACTUALLY #23) : Grains and Loopers**

v0.2.2

  • Using the Grains with 2 x Loopers.

-The First Looper is to 'Grab' your incoming Audio for a specific period of time -The Grains the accesses this same audio buffer for manipulation -The Second Looper is to record (AND Overdub) the results!

https://youtu.be/H5xMPzUiypg

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #24) : Perfectly sweeping a Manual Grain Unit's File Position**

v0.2.2

  • How to perfectly sweep the sample position within a Manual Grains unit.
    • NOTE: instead of using the OFFSET unit, you can set the start bias to .5 to accomplish the same adjustment

https://youtu.be/qqXwEEQvx8Q

        • Getting Started with the ER-301 #25) : Creating a Quickly assignable Unity Mixer**

v0.2.4

  • Using a Custom Unit

https://youtu.be/HttFlQfVmWQ