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The prototype PCBs are back from the manufacturer and running smooth!
I will be making 2 minor changes to design to make it even easier to build, but as you can see; this is a VERY minimal circuit! The changes will be a for a new type of smaller sensor connector that will actually sit under the circuit board allowing for a much smoother mount. Also, one capacitor will be moved for a nicer fit. It looks like this one will be easier to build than the Bliptronome kit!
I've also been coding away, and have determined the modes that can be selected:
Retrigger Modes (4) :1 Octave Range, 2 Octave Range, 4 Octave Range, and a Full MIDI range Mode
Each position mode creates a new note message governed by pressure for volume. The octave-range bass note can be tuned by the knob on the fly
Pitch Bend Modes (4) :1 Octave Range, 2 Octave Range, 4 Octave Range, and a Full MIDI range Mode
Each position bends the pitch from the initial attack and is governed by pressure for volume. The octave-range bass note can also be tuned in this mode.
One Hand Mode (4) : 2 Octave Retrigger Mode, 4 Octave Retrigger Mode, 2 Octave Pitch Bend Mode, 4 Octave Pitch Bend Mode
Each note is retriggered or bent from initial contact at full midi volume (127). This allows the Pressure Sensor to be mapped as a Modulation controller for other effects.
MIDI CC Mode (2) : Both sensors and the tuning knob are mapped to Midi Continuous Controllers allowing 3 variable of your choosing to be controlled at once. Think of this as a long skinny Chaos Pad with an extra knob.
Modes To Come (2) : The last modes will be dictated by high-donating Kickstart members as a support reward. Perhaps someone wants a modulation mode built in, or a midi arpeggiator with speed controlled by the tuning knob? Who knows!
--Now that I have a truly portable fully functional instrument, it's time to explore the potential and tweak the code. I'd love some comments and feedback from supporters on the above settings. Look for some more video in the coming week.
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