Mar
09
2013

Groovesizer mk1 Manual

You’ve built a Groovesizer mk1? Awesome! Here are the operating instructions for firmware V0.19.

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Pick-up:  The pots perform a number of different functions. To avoid sudden jumps to new values when the pots are turned, values will only change once the pot has passed through its currently stored value.

TONE CONTROLS

  • pot 1 – grain 1 pitch
  • pot 2 – grain 2 decay
  • pot 3 – grain 1 decay
  • pot 4 – grain 2 pitch

NOTE ENTRY

  • but 1 + pot 1 – 4 – note entry for steps 1 – 4
  • but 2 + pot 1 – 4 – note entry for steps 5 – 8
  • but 3 + pot 1 – 4 – note entry for steps 9 – 12
  • but 4 + pot 1 – 4 – note entry for steps 13 – 16
  • rests – turn the pot all the way anti-clockwise
  • ties – turn the pot all the way clockwise
  • multiple notes can be edited at the same time by holding down more than one button

 CONTROL

  • pattern length – adjust the length of the pattern (1 – 16 steps) with the control pot (no buttons pressed).
  • tempo – adjust the tempo with shift + control.
  • note duration –  adjust the duration of the notes with shift + pot 4.
  • swing – adjust the amount of swing with shift + pot 3.
  • tap tempo / retrigger – retrigger the pattern with shift + but 4. Multiple taps will adjust the tempo.
  • reverse – reverse the playback direction with shift + but 3.
  • transpose up – transpose the pattern up a semitone with shift + but 2.
  • transpose down – transpose the pattern down a semitone with shift + but 1.

PATTERN MODE

  • enter/exit pattern mode  – hold but 1 and press shift (not to be confused with transpose down – see above)
  • bank select – choose a bank from 1 – 8 with the control pot (no buttons pressed)
  • store – press and hold any one of but 1 – 4 until all the leds blink on and off. Press the same button again to store the current pattern to that location, or any button to exit .
  • recall – press but 1 – 4 to recall any pattern saved in that location for that particular bank. By default, the selected pattern starts to play as soon as the end of the current pattern is reached (quantized).
  • immediate recall – to start playback of a selected pattern immediately, hold down shift when selecting the pattern with but 1 – 4.

And that’s it – have fun!

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