Got a question and found there’s not a central thread for the FH-2, which seems one of the most popular midi-cv modules here. So thought I’d make a thread for it - and start it off with my question.
Anyone using / tried it already with a Lauchpad as sequencer? I’ve been enjoying my modular on the couch and realize that if I’d add a small sample player module and some drum sequencing I’d have a full live system.
I have a Launchpad X but only briefly tried the new integration. Seemed to work rather smoothly. I have loads of other sequencing options though so I’d rather just keep it a a grid-style performance controller.
The FH-2 is an amazing module BTW. I use it with OT and a Roland DIN-to-USB MIDI adapter.
UPDATE: for those using FH-2, was talking with Andrew, he was telling me you can delay a gate or a trigger by going into the FH-2 in the Presets menu > Edit Preset > Smoothing.
add a little smoothing to the output you want to affect. and that should offset the gate/trig a little. you can go up to 1sec. im triggering slices on a morphagene with my MD. you need to only slightly delay the trig to follow being the slice selection CV. I get the out put to Trigger and smoothed the output by a value of 5. and its super tight. testing how the switches are handling 185bmp. also tight
werks with whatever.
Andrew is SUPER helpful. and very tolerant with the dim
You already figured out how to get an LFO from the FH-2? I haven’t - I feel like I’m approaching it wrong. Can it generate an LFO? Or how do I send one over midi from an elektron sequencer? I’m probably thinking at it the wrong way…
I cant figure how to get some stuff to werk from the config tool [waiting for an answer on that example: smoothing] but if you go into the same location I mentioned, but go into LFO instead of Smoothing, you can set it up there.
if you want LFO from your Elektron, you can do something like this…[ignore output 1 and 2. im using that for something. focus on 8]
so in the midi converters [top panel] enable your output.
in the configurator [lower panel] you can set the voltage range, you set what channel its coming in on, and you set which CC its receiving. so id have on my OT lets say, MIDI channel 1 sending an LFO on CC 8 to the FH-2.
you also need to direct the signal. on my Mac I use MIDI Pipe. its a free midi router. you can do it via your DAW too…I find midi pipe is a bit faster. OR you can plug directly into the FH-2.
lemme know if that helps or you need more clarity.
make sure at the top of the config tool you set the Send Upload ports to the FH-2
I start by adding 7, then 6 then 8. I use counting to test, so I can tell if its getting the slices correctly
shat example, but it shows its doable, and if it can be done on with the MD, which is a pain in the ass to do it with, you should SET with any other Elektron box
lemme know if you need anymore help. im not the greatest at explaining stuff.
and its nice and tite with timing [more shitty example]
The FH-2 is a bit complex isn’t it? (PS until now I’m doing it all on the FH-2, so maybe this browser app will help also) After work I’m going to figure it out this weekend following your explanation. Thanks a lot - I’ll let you know back!
example: smoothing. I can set that up in the FH-2 no problem. but Andrew said it also be done from the Config Tool. but I don’t understand how to set it up. the only fields in any of the tabs, LFO, Smoothing, etc, just have Channel and CC options. I have NO IDEA how to set the value of smoothing on a trig from the Config Tool. and there’s no documentation of the tool.
Question about the FH-2 internal LFOs, within the preset menu. I’ve almost succeeded to set one up: it’s already firing, I’ve got it on the FH-2 output I want, I can set the shape (some for example), and the coarse timing works to set a tempo.
Only it keeps firing one-shot LFOs. Seems tempo synced, after a brief static rest (longer rest when LFO time is longer) it fires a one-shot LFO again. Etc.
Anyone figured out how to make it run continuously?