Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here please

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Kirk Markarian
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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by Kirk Markarian » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:57 am

Portamental wrote:
Kirk Markarian wrote: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 the comment, I just could not let this one go.
I'm confused - I really mean that it could be just slightly less sensitive. I like modulation! :) I was just hoping that it wouldn't jump quite so quickly. I've been using analog synths for 17 years - this one just jumps a bit quicker than I'm used to. like 0 - 60 in a Ferrari vs a VW Beetle. I probably used the word vibrato incorrectly, after reading my previous comment. I'd like just a bit more of a knob turn to go into heavy LFO depth.

I should have worded that better before! :D

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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by Portamental » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:14 am

Maybe I interpreted wrong too... but assuming your Minitaur is working correctly, I am still unclear about your saying. The Minitaur mod section amount sensitivity curve is about on par with any other synths I know. Well maybe a bit sharper. I don't use the editor but I think there's something in it to help the matter.

At the panel level, you can use the EG amount combined with VCF sustain level to tame modulation to a sensitivity closer to what you are looking for.

I am really not into midi.. long discussion...matter of taste, let's not go into that... but...

The minitaur is midi, and Midi is flexible. You must have a controller of course to play the Minitaur, so you probably have a spare knob to program mod amount range just to your liking.

I am writing at large, not specifically to you since you already are a skilled synth user.

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Post by Amos » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:37 pm

i get it... a more gradual curve in the mapping of knob position to LFO depth! I will look at this.

I've made excellent progress on all of the instability bugs (panel controls freezing, output stopping until reboot) - I think this is 100% fixed.
I'm running some tests overnight, then I should know for certain.

More soon,

Amos

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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by Kirk Markarian » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:54 pm

Thanks Amos!

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Post by vbogert » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:30 am

Independent midi CC control for the release (vca and vcf) would be great.

Thanks again,

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Post by Tech_Buzz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:14 am

Thank you for the update Amos. Your work is greatly appreciated! I look forward to the new update!
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Post by aen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:07 am

Amos wrote:i get it... a more gradual curve in the mapping of knob position to LFO depth! I will look at this.

I've made excellent progress on all of the instability bugs (panel controls freezing, output stopping until reboot) - I think this is 100% fixed.
I'm running some tests overnight, then I should know for certain.

More soon,

Amos

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Post by Amos » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:26 pm

Thanks all! Update is - all lockup-type bugs are fixed now. :)
I want to sort out a couple more things before posting an update:

1) LFO clock sync + rate knob behaviour

2) Release switch + Decay/Release knob behavior.

I'll get these things working nicely and should have a new firmware file posted tomorrow...

cheers,

Amos

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Post by misterpete » Wed May 01, 2013 12:08 pm

Amos wrote:should have a new firmware file posted tomorrow...
SWEET~ is it posted yet??? ...can hardly wait :D

if I can just sneak past my girlfriend tonight after she falls asleep I could stay up all night long with them without alerting her that I'd gone into the studio ~ really could set up anywhere eg the kitchen table, with these latest updates... heck do you think I could smuggle them into the bathroom under my robe? ~ little darlings ~how i love my ♥ subphatty and minitaur ♥
~ thank you AMOS!!!
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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by citric_acid » Thu May 02, 2013 5:34 am

Hi Amos,

do you have the new firmware yet ? :roll:

will be nice if so.

thx,
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Post by Amos » Thu May 02, 2013 11:32 am

Hey, sorry, I had to spend yesterday getting the Sub Phatty Editor/Librarian ready for beta testing...
so the LFO Rate / MIDI Clock sync stuff is not finished yet...

but here is a version with the more egregious bugs fixed:
http://www.moogconnect.net/downloads/mi ... pr2013.syx

This is actually a reversion to the production firmware, with bug fixes...
so no updates to Release On/Off behavior or LFO Rate behavior in this version,
but all the controls work 100% of the time. :)

Further updates and fixes will continue, but this should be quite playable in the meanwhile.
LFO and Release fixes are next on my list.

-Amos

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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by Pedro Barbosa » Thu May 02, 2013 2:11 pm

Thanks Amos!!

I have only a question; should I delete the "Minitaur_fw_v2_0_0.syx" to instal the new update?

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Post by Amos » Thu May 02, 2013 9:19 pm

Pedro Barbosa wrote:Thanks Amos!!

I have only a question; should I delete the "Minitaur_fw_v2_0_0.syx" to instal the new update?
You may as well delete the old file; there's no reason to keep it.

to install the update you must first power on in boot-loader mode, then send the "erase firmware" sysex command, then send the new firmware. I don't remember if I posted full instruction in this thread already, or not... they're definitely in the REV2 update documentation, if you need a reminder...

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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by Pedro Barbosa » Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 pm

Thank you, its working fine!!

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Re: Minitaur firmware update soon - your requests here pleas

Post by spin » Sat May 04, 2013 8:34 am

Thanks amos! What changes in the new release?

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