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  • Tell us more about toolbox!

    Just saw the vid from knobcon and I'm very intrigued!

  • #2
    Thanks for finding this.

    For the group, here is the video from Knobcon. Toolbox coverage starts at 6:20. Let me get back to you shortly with some feature bullets we are working on.

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    • #3
      Toolbox is our first Series 2 module. It has the overall appearance of bitbox with some important differences with the input/output section. Toolbox has the following:
      • 8 audio rate CV outputs
      • 8 gate outputs
      • 4 MIDI outputs
      • 2 audio rate CV inputs
      Toolbox has the following in common with bitbox:
      • TRS MIDI input
      • Clock input
      • 4 control rate CV inputs (bitbox has 20)
      We look forward to this platform serving as the basis for interesting things to come. Toolbox is the first product and has these features:
      • Versatile multifunction unit
      • 4 gate sequencers
      • 4 gate + CV sequencers
      • 4 LFOs
      • 4 MIDI outputs
      • Unlimited number of user presets
      • Global mute mode
      • Polyphonic
      We are still finalizing this module and look forward to enhancing the feature set over time. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or otherwise, please let us know.

      Thanks for your support,

      Aaron

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      • Spectre418
        Spectre418 commented
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        Is it also possible to change the OS from bitbox to toolbox or Series 2 module means The ins and outs are diffrent?

        Cheers

      • Aaron
        Aaron commented
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        Spectre418,

        Toolbox is different hardware with different inputs and outputs. It is not possible to swap from bitbox to toolbox.

    • #4
      Awesome! Thanks for the reply. A few questions:
      How many notes of polyphony are you aiming for?
      How long can each sequence be?
      Can you sequence midi cc messages?
      Thanks!

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      • #5
        Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
        How many notes of polyphony are you aiming for?
        When using the CV output, you are limited to monophonic output per sequencer. With MIDI, you can play up to 128 notes at once per port.

        Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
        How long can each sequence be?
        16 steps with each step being up to 8-bars in length.

        Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
        Can you sequence midi cc messages?
        Not yet.

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        • #6
          So awesome, just got a chance to see this! Thanks Aaron!
          Drooling I want one
          Last edited by sephult; 09-26-2017, 04:33 PM.

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          • #7
            A few more questions:
            Can patterns be chained together to create longer patterns?
            What information can the note sequencers store and playback? Velocity? Pitch bend?
            Is this or will it be MPE friendly?
            Sorry to bombard you with qs, Thanks!

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            • #8
              Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
              Can patterns be chained together to create longer patterns?
              Chaining is not currently possible. However, you can switch presets on the fly to switch all patterns at once. This is even quantized to measure to give you smooth transitions. You can also modulate pattern length, step size, and transposition to get maximum use out of a single pattern.

              Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
              What information can the note sequencers store and playback? Velocity? Pitch bend?
              Polyphonic pitch and velocity.

              Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
              Is this or will it be MPE friendly?
              We haven't spent much time focusing on MPE. Is there something in particular you would like to do?

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                You can also modulate pattern length, step size, and transposition to get maximum use out of a single pattern.



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                • #10
                  Here's a video that demonstrates toolbox working together with bitbox and synthbox. We are really excited about it!!

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7KD0esaEA&t=0s

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                  • #11
                    Seriously no OS swapping? Dang another 600 bucks.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by buzzfunk View Post
                      Seriously no OS swapping? Dang another 600 bucks.
                      It's a completely different, more output driven hardware configuration for the series 2 modules.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by SOPiiAC View Post
                        Is this or will it be MPE friendly?
                        Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                        We haven't spent much time focusing on MPE. Is there something in particular you would like to do?
                        Specifically to be able have 4 outs per track. 1 for CV, 1 for gate, 1 for velocity, and 1 for modulation. Being able to freely assign what the outs could be used for would be the ideal situation. As far as programming in the sequences on the velocity and modulation ports, it would must likely just be functions varying over time, or bar graphs you could draw velocity onto. Seems the hardware is capable of it, software just needs some extras. Do you think this is do-able?

                        I personally don't understand why every new sequencer keeps sticking with the 2 outs per track paradigm when MPE has been around for a while now. That's not directed at 1010 music btw, just slightly annoyed that all of the new sequencers keep sticking to the same old thing when it would be easy to distinguish your product by supporting MPE in some way.

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