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wonky expansion board, no eg?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:42 pm
by BrianMadigan
I have been using the werkstatt as a second osc and mod source for things like Mother 32 and Korg's new MS-20 mini. I have the CV expansion board installed KIND OF, it's not very stable and requires some pushing and rocking occasionally to work. I need to make a custom panel for the thing so I can eurorack it.
The other issue I'm seeing is nothing coming from the EG. I can't get the EG to modulate anything. I should probably hook up a scope and see what's going on, but I think the EG only works when the keyboard is triggering it. Is that right or is there a way to externally trigger the eg?
I still need to calibrate the thing.

Re: wonky expansion board, no eg?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:10 am
by nathanscribe
Two things trigger the envelope: 1) a button push on the Werkstatt's own keyboard, 2) an external gate. You can hook up a positive voltage to the Gate Out on the header, which doubles as an input because Moog didn't include a true Gate Input.

I did a mod for this, link in my sig if you're interested. Lack of a true Gate In is a problem but you don't need it for use purely as a 2nd VCO in a larger system. All your dynamics will be controlled elsewhere. I use mine as a 2nd VCO in a modular setup and just take the raw VCO out from the Moog into the filter on my other synth. Works fine, tracks well.