First post here, I was skimming through all the CV topics but couldn’t find an issue similar to mine so taking a shot here…
I recently acquired an Analogue 4 mkI, I set up CV with my Minitaur and my O Coast without too much hassle, I get to play from the A4 keyboard on both machines and it works like a charm, however, the sequencer is not triggering any notes! Works ok on the synth tracks. Anybody had a similar issue?
Interestingly, I have changed gate polarity to “S trig” and it is sending signals this way, but obviously the voltage is a mess, it’s sort of usable with the O Coast - pretty much any weird set up works with it anyway, it’s amazing - but the Minitaur is just not usable. Any ideas as to why my sequencer is acting this way?
Thank you for the quick response ! I tried to change gate length but without much success, I guess I have to try that again and refine it because I probably didn’t spend enough time on that to be fair. I did try using only one trig though, I thought the same as you but still couldn’t get it to work.
I didn’t mention cabling as I got them both to track pitch and gate correctly through the keyboard, I’m no CV expert by any means, but could cables make a difference to the sequencing from the A4?
I use a 1/4 TRS split to 1/4 TS on the Minitaur and I add 1/4 to 1/8 adaptors on the O Coast and it’s worked well from day one.
If you were playing high pitch, then the pitch could appear like a gate too - so the cabling might seem ok, but if you played lower pitches, the gate would not be strong enough - if you are confident in the splitter actually splitting (the most common issue btw) then fine
Also check the CV track isn’t muted and that the CV signal is deriving its source for both pitch and gate from the CV track (sounds fine at moment)
Starting afresh can help - that way there are no unseen p-locks etc
Riiight! So I have resolved the problem; few things were just plain wrong:
as you suggested Avantronica the gate length was way too long, not all the notes were triggering as I wanted
also noticed that by default on that kit the whole track was transposed down 5 octaves so obviously on the Minitaur it was not audible, not sure why it was setup that way but yeah, kit parameters really affect the playability via CV as well
cables were also acting up by sending random triggers - the O Coast was just playing on its own when the sequencer was off - I bought the Elektron CV kit and haven’t had any problems since
Anyway thanks again for your invaluable knowledge, this machine is deep and I am barely scratching the surface! Happy days!
Having a problem getting started on my Analog Four MK 2 sending out CV to my Eurorack. First of all i assumed the A4 sequencer can send the same Pitch/notes out directly via A4 CV outputs on back to the Eurorack module Oscillators v/8ve inputs? or am I all wrong about that? do I just need the Eurorack sequencer to take the clock from the A4 and start from scratch with a sequence and tuning my Euro oscillators etc?
The A4 sequencer is playing only the first note of the sequence but thats all. Also, I am outputting the A5 Clock (out) to my Eurorack mult and distributing the clock out to different EG’s, VCA’s etc. Doesnt seem to be the same tempo as the A4 Sequencer…?? Or should I be using Gate or triggers out instead of clock? I dont get it - seems like it should work logically fine.
been reading before i asked the question. no help. And yes Ive been using eurorack for 4 years. I always mult the ‘Clock’ for example from Wogglebug etc. as source to 10 different outs, then use multipliers and dividers etc. to split to various Triggers and Gates. I have over 100 eurorack modules.
I suggest that you let us know what specifically you want to do; for example “I want to send clock signals from AF CV output A to the clock input of Wogglebug” and then we can give you specific advice.
Open Global Menu, scroll down to CV Config.
This is where you configure the 4 outputs.
Then use CV Track for sequencing.
The 4 Global Slots offer four different configurations.
If it says Global Slot 1, you are on Slot 1 and all your stuff like set midi channels etc. are stored on this Slot.
Change to Slot 2 with arrow keys and you can set different midi channels or IIRC anything else in the Global Menu.
What cv do you want to send? Clock, pitch cv, gate, trigger?
On A4, I am sending CV-A out to Gate in of Sputnik Quad Function EG to VCA of Tangle Quartet, Sending B Pitch out to Plaits v/Oct input.
CV-A and CV-B Config set as above…Playing A4 sequence, dont hear Plaits sound, only the A4 sequence sounds. My A4 sound is coming out of Main Outs, not 1-2-3-4 Track outs (not setup that way).
use a working cable to connect AF CV Out A to Sputnik “Pulse” input
use a working cable to connect AF CV Out B to Plaits “V/Oct” input
use a working cable to connect Sputnik Out to Tangle “Level” input
use a working cable to connect Plaits “Out” to Tangle “In”
use a working cable to connect Tangle “Output” to your monitoring system
In the AF’s GLOBAL > CV CONFIG menu:
in CV A config, set TYPE to be “GATE” and POLARITY to be “V-TRIG”
in CV B config, set TYPE to be “PITCH V/OCT”
Choose a track on the AF on which to sequence the modular; it makes sense to choose the CV track. Make the CV track the active track.
Choose the CV A parameter page (OSC1 button). It should appear like the CV (GATE) screenshot in Appendix C of the manual. The only parameter available is the track that will send gate signals to the CV A output: it should say “CV”, meaning “CV track”.
Choose the CV B parameter page (OSC2 button). It should appear like the CV (PITCH V/OCT) screenshot in Appendix C of the manual. There are tuning controls and again a parameter to select the track that will send pitch CV signals to the CV B output: following our example, it should say “CV”.
You can now program your sequence into the CV track, just as you would with any other track on the AF.
This should work. There may be some adjustments to make with trig length on the AF’s CV track, and on your modules (use sensible values), and maybe on other settings if they have been adjusted away from defaults.
Try it and let us know what happens.
So what is the audio output of your Tangle Quartet connected to?