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by Kirk Markarian
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here please
Replies: 475
Views: 59233

Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Hey Amos! I like the new update; it makes for a nice set of refinements. I'm still trying to figure out how to make the ADSR envelope reset its attack on every key press. Is there a step by step set of instructions you or anybody else could provide? I've used the editor to make the synth reset the E...
by Kirk Markarian
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here please
Replies: 475
Views: 59233

Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Amos, Looking forward to installing this! I know I've asked before, but I don't remember getting an answer - would it be possible to extend note playing beyond C5? Regardless of accurate tuning, I would LOVE to hear higher notes (I enjoy an out of tune synth). If at all possible, could it be a setti...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu May 30, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press

I don't use the editor nor USB, but sometimes Din-Midi. The CC number to switch trigger mode is 73. Programmed from my Akai Max 49, it does work as planned. Try to program a button or slider on your controller and see if it works for you. See if the editor sends the proper CC and value. (read manua...
by Kirk Markarian
Wed May 29, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: USB keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: USB keyboard

I have an Alesis Q25, it's powered by USB. I had to buy a converter - from wall outlet to USB. I got it for $15 at Walgreens (Energizer brand). You can get 'em for less, I was in a hurry. It plugs into the MIDI port of the Minitaur. I don't know if the MicroKey 25 will be both powered by USB and sti...
by Kirk Markarian
Tue May 28, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press

In the editor (under the hood settings) within "Trigger" section is a switch. You'll want it on EG Reset to re-trigger the envelope on every key. Thanks for answering me! That's the thing that I tried and it didn't work. I tried that and I also turned off the sustain. Does length of release affect ...
by Kirk Markarian
Tue May 28, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Minitaur - make attack reset on every key press

Is there a way to do this? I tried to find it on the Minitaur editing software, but what I thought would do that, didn't.
by Kirk Markarian
Fri May 03, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur Pitch Change beyond C5 - OS or Hardware Limitation?
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Minitaur Pitch Change beyond C5 - OS or Hardware Limitation?

I'm just curious to know. Personally, I would not mind being able to go beyond C5 with the oscillators even if that meant the pitch wouldn't track properly. I like to use the filter tracking at 50% sometimes, just to get the half-tones in there. It's a feature that allows for some interesting "extra...
by Kirk Markarian
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here please
Replies: 475
Views: 59233

Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Less "sensitive" LFO's would be nice - Sometimes I would like to add a bit of vibrato to the sound via the LFO, but after a very small turn (like 2mm) it goes right into full vibrato and then even more wacky and wild vibrato. That was funny :lol: Frozen mod section, that's what it is. Sorry about t...
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here please
Replies: 475
Views: 59233

Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Less "sensitive" LFO's would be nice - Sometimes I would like to add a bit of vibrato to the sound via the LFO, but after a very small turn (like 2mm) it goes right into full vibrato and then even more wacky and wild vibrato. The Minitaur is used on EVERY track I make :) and I won't buy a vibrato pe...
by Kirk Markarian
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Minitaur upper octaves
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Minitaur upper octaves

If I'm not mistaken, you can go 2 octaves in range via Minitaur editor on any particular patch. But the upper reach of the OSCs are fixed regardless of pitch bend or tuning. I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Are you saying with the editor you can go up to C7? The oscillators themselves are l...
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: How to Make the Filter Track 100% in a Preset Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: How to Make the Filter Track 100% in a Preset Sound

Randy,
No problem - I've been using synths for 17 years and I'm STILL learning. I found this out by happy accident, the filter tracking issue.
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Songs Featuring Minitaur
Replies: 19
Views: 3863

Re: Songs Featuring Minitaur

All sounds, less the drum machine are made with the Minitaur and a variety of cassette techniques and effects. http://soundcloud.com/deuterostome/watch-shadows-hover-near I just love the atmosphere and texture of that track. The 16th note beat is stressing, goes very well with the sounds here! Brav...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: How to Make the Filter Track 100% in a Preset Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: How to Make the Filter Track 100% in a Preset Sound

Randy, Oh, no problem - sorry, I was typing faster than I thought. So, I like to make a saw wave piano sound, very basic, no attack, long decay, some sustain. I can save that as a preset with no particular issues. If I decide I want to make a purely 100% filter-tracking tone with no oscillator sound...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Taurus, Minitaur & Sirin
Topic: Songs Featuring Minitaur
Replies: 19
Views: 3863

Re: Songs Featuring Minitaur

All sounds, less the drum machine are made with the Minitaur and a variety of cassette techniques and effects.

http://soundcloud.com/deuterostome/watc ... hover-near