Current features - your thoughts

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Simon
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Current features - your thoughts

Post by Simon »

Hi :)

Just wondering what you guys think about the current features set (yes sorry the list is long ha ha :D ).
  • CLOCKS
  1. Ultra-low jitter MIDI Clock - 2 ports
  2. Two CV/Analog clock
  3. Possibility to adjust CV clock from 1ppq to 24ppq
  4. Possibility to choose between CV clock sent constantly or only when pressing Play
  5. DIN (sync24) clock

    METRONOME
  6. Audio metronome output
  7. Bar signature adjustable from 1/4 to 99/4
  8. Physical switch to select between headphones and Balanced line output
  9. 9 volume levels
  10. 60 different click sounds

    TAP TEMPO
  11. Possibility to tap tempo from a button
  12. Possibility to tap tempo from an electronic single drum pad
  13. Possibility to tap time signature from an electronic single drum pad
  14. 3 sensitivity levels for the drum pad

    PEDAL/FOOTSWITCH
  15. Possibility to mute/unmute from a pedal/footswitch
  16. Possibility to play/stop from a pedal
  17. Possibility to tap tempo from a pedal
  18. Possibility to connect a second pedal to mute/unmute or play/stop
  19. Auto-detection of pedal polarity for sustain/momentary pedals
  20. Possibility to use latching pedals (used with guitar amps)

    SYNC
  21. Possibility to sync to audio sync signal (from a DAW or anything that can play a WAV file)
  22. DAW plugin is available in VST3, AU and AAX
  23. Possibility to sync two Midronomes together

    PLAY/STOP
  24. Sending MIDI Start/stop to sequencers
  25. Possibility to send MIDI Start/stop only on 1 MIDI Port
  26. Possibility to send MIDI Start/stop independently on each MIDI Port (using the mute button as a second play button)
  27. Reset Mode, where MIDI Start is send right away and the audio click is reset (rewound)

    MISCELLANEOUS
  28. Possibility to adjust blinking LED brightness or turn it off
  29. Possibility to adjust display brightness
  30. Device is USB powered
  31. Locked Mode 1: all buttons on the device are disabled
  32. Locked Mode 2: only the tempo is locked and tempo changes need to be "approved" by pressing the knob
Which ones are the most important to you? Which ones are completely useless to you?
Any of these which you would like to be implemented differently?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

/Simon
n4Sphere
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by n4Sphere »

i know i know i am stepping on many feet now. i don‘t need the metronom at all. but you can program the button so all fine for me. and i rather have many options which i don‘t need now but could be in the future. but i just got a purpose while writing. i could use it for beat matching practice 😁
Simon
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by Simon »

Ha ha you are - it's ok, please write it's always good to know what people think :D
Notice that none of this will matter if we do not get funded though - so please spread the word if you want to have your extremely-versatile device one day :D
Mindwarp
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by Mindwarp »

I believe that more Midi (din) goodies would be welcomed 😉
masi
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by masi »

I like and need the fact the the clock pulses for modular synths.

I'd love to see the tap tempo from pad work out. So the dream of playing live with the tempo set by the drummer gets real. Are there any cheap devices out there? The band has "only" a real kit.

I'm not so keen to add another USB powered device to my setup. They tend to add noise when you connect them and the USB audio interface to a PC.

Masi
Simon
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by Simon »

masi wrote: 05 May 2022, 21:30 I'd love to see the tap tempo from pad work out. So the dream of playing live with the tempo set by the drummer gets real. Are there any cheap devices out there? The band has "only" a real kit.
Thanks for writing masi :D
You can see the pad in action in a few videos on our facebook, f.x. here: https://www.facebook.com/midronome/vide ... 5284531429

And I guess your question about "cheap devices" is regarding the drum pad? If so, really any drum pad would do, I bought mine for a few bucks second hand. I'm sure there are plenty of drummers who bought a cheap electronic drum set and have tons of these pads which are lying around :D
Otherwise the DIY solution - with a simple piezoelectric sensor - works.
Last solution: a drum trigger on a real drum, but that will make a pretty loud tap tempo ;)

And just so it's clear: the device does not follow the drummer beat, you actually need to tap the tempo like you would on a tap tempo button. If what you want is "tempo following / beat detection", i.e. the device simply following your drummer's speed - that will come with the new bluetooth/WiFi/AbletonLink module that I will start working on as soon as the Midronome is launched (I spoke about this in my last email to the list if you're on it ;) ).

And regarding the USB power, you can simply use a USB phone charger if you do not want to plug it in your computer. The advantage is the possibility is there if you ever need it :)
masi
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Re: Current features - your thoughts

Post by masi »

Simon wrote: 06 May 2022, 10:23 And just so it's clear: the device does not follow the drummer beat, you actually need to tap the tempo like you would on a tap tempo button.
That was clear, thank you.
Simon wrote: 06 May 2022, 10:23 And regarding the USB power, you can simply use a USB phone charger if you do not want to plug it in your computer. The advantage is the possibility is there if you ever need it :)
I know. And you can use split cables like with the Arturia BeatStep Pro or Dreadbox Nymphes.

The most horrible device with USB noise is a Behringer TD-3. When I it into USB the connected distortion stomp box (Acid!) starts to whine and whistle all of its own. Settled to either program the machine with USB or play it with MIDI.

The MIDI out won't be a problem, but any frequencies on the CV outs may propagate to the audio signals of connected Eurorack modules.

Masi
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