W/: Version 1.2
Slowly becoming that which we're destined to beWe're the first to admit the W/ launch wasn't as smooth as everyone would have liked, but we're a team not easily held down by the bugbears of software development. Instead we've been patiently puttering away, fixing bugs, creating new ones, while finding some time for a feature or two. And we continue.
DownloadW/ Firmware Update Instructions for how to complete the update.
- NEW assignable CV jacks in LIVE
- FIX stability improvements, particularly in CUE
- Many bug fixes. See Lines thread for discussion
- Initial release
New feature? New Feature!
In W/ 1.2 we've included a set of new functionality: THIS and THAT can now be assigned alternate behaviours in LIVE mode. The classic LIVE mode remains active by default, while four new pairs of options are presented for CV control.
A little secret has been hiding within. Little old THIS and THAT are not your regular CV jacks. Not only inputs but something more ambiguous, switching from input to output depending their context...
Time for a change
- Press and hold record
- While plugging a cable into THIS or THAT
- You're now in the Selector
Left column orange lights are THIS, right column white lights are THAT.
When you enter the CV Selector for the first time, the play lights will be illuminated indicating dub, which is the standard LIVE functionality (punch-in/out and tape feedback control).
Make a new selection by pressing the corresponding button or switch:
select name description
- up transport transplants NAV-style control into LIVE
- loop signal outputs location ramp & boundary events
- play dub original LIVE mode punch & feedback control
- record caption record & playback cv 'captions' in parallel with audio
- down sample CUE-style resets and cue motion, w/ v8 speed
NB: the indication for sample is shown on the clip lights between THAT and IN jacks.
The selection affects W/ across time & space; all tapes share the setting and will be recalled between power cycles. THIS and THAT preserve the original functionality in NAV and CUE at all times.
Do the splits
Things get freaky when you begin mixing and matching thises and thats.
- Enter the Selector
- Press and hold your THIS selection
- Then press your THAT selection
You'll see the lights split to their respective locations, and on release you have a new custom CV mode. Many self-patched possibilities, and meta-functionalities abound...
- Selected by toggling up
- Identical to THIS in NAV
All cue points are evenly distributed from -5V to +5V. When the playhead reaches a cue point, the tape jumps to the cue pointed to by THIS voltage.
- Identical to THAT in NAV
Linear tape speed control. Positive voltages play the tape forward, negative voltages play the tape back in reverse. 0V halts.
Just like NAV mode but with the ability to add cues while moving around.
- Selected by pressing loop
Generates a ramp describing the position in the current cue brace. -5V represents the start of the cue, and +5v the end, similar to the loop lights when looping.
Sends a trigger whenever the play head hits a cue point.
Send THIS to Cold Mac's Survey input for a set of loop-locked modulation signals.
- Selected by pressing play
- Default behaviour in LIVE mode.
Send a trigger to punch-in and punch-out recording. Each trigger toggles the state of recording.
Sets the feedback-level & tape-playback level. At 0V is overdub mode, which sweeps to overwrite at -5V. Positive values also move to overwrite at 5V, except the previous tape material is always heard in this direction.
Think gradually decaying loopers, or FX printing passes.
- Selected by pressing record
Receives CV to be recorded. CV is recorded in parallel with audio, following the overdub or overwrite setting. If nothing is patched to THIS, or you've selected a different LIVE mode, the CV recording will remain untouched.
Sends recorded CV out as the tape progresses. Will add any CV sent to THIS if monitor is set in GLOBAL.
Add CV captions to your audio recordings as automation or print v8 sequences so you can resynthesize melodies in the future. Consider a performance where you pre-record CV sequences, then layer multiple interpretations thereof. Changing speed with play+up or play+down will reward as audio-pitch diverges from cv-pitch in octaves.
- Selected by toggling down
- *clip* lights will illuminate to denote sample mode
- Simplified from THIS in CUE
Triggers (or gates) will go to the most recently passed cue immediately, acting as a reset - great for clocked looping and synced delays. As in CUE, attaching a parallel static voltage (-1V to 1V) allows to jump forward or backward by a single cue.
- Identical to THAT in CUE
Exponentially control tape speed, allowing for volt per octave pitched playback.
Think on-the-fly sampler (recording is available unlike in CUE), re-harmonizing loops, or sequenced arrangements.
Since W/ 1.1 there has been a few small additions allowing for managing tapes.
Firstly one can clear-the-tape which erase all audio & cue points on the currently selected tape. To do so:
- Select the tape you wish to clear
- Turn off your synthesizer
- Hold record + down and turn on your synthesizer
- The orange play light will flash, press it, then press the matching lights to confirm you really want to clear it!
- W/ will now reboot to that same tape, now cleared of all data
Alternatively, you can clear-all-cues on a tape, while leaving the audio in tact. This does not require a restart, instead accessed via the global page:
- Go to GLOBAL by holding record (you should see the MODE lights change)
- Now hold loop and you'll see the record lights pulsing
- Press record and all your cues will be erased, returning to NAV/LIVE mode