Firmware 1.13 explorations

These are patches created for a video exploration of (some) features of firmware 1.13. They illustrate some of the new features and changes that I am most excited about, and how some of these features might be used. (The firmware is a real game-changer, so the video is hardly exhaustive.)

https://support.empresseffects.com/support/solutions/articles/1000275389-updating-firmware-on-the-zoia

The patches are not particularly polished, but I thought they might be useful to someone if they wanted to explore the ideas in the video some more.

The first patch, “Tap and CV” is intended as a utility that could be imported into other patches. See the notes below.

Patch 002: Tap and CV

This is a utility patch that allows you to switch between tap or CV control. The pages have been labeled, if you would like to import them into a patch.

Page 0: Rate/Hz — this page creates an output for a rate control (LFO, modulation effect) in exponential time. For use with LFOs, modulation effects modules, such as chorus, tremolo, etc.

Page 1: Time — this page creates an output for a time control (delay) in linear time. For use with the delay w/ mod or pingpong delay effect modules.

Page 2: An audio input, output, and delay with mod module. The input to the delay time is slewed, but the source of the delay time can be tapped in, allow different tapped times to bend the delay time, quickly or slowly.

Patch 003: Proportional envelopes

Using a tap to CV converter (range: off, scale: linear), a linear ADSR, and a few additional modules (value module and its 0-1 inversion, multipliers), an attack/decay envelope can be created where the attack and decay can be changed proportionally, while maintaining a steady length of time.

Page 0: Looping attack/decay LFO.

Page 1-2: Example with simple sequenced voice.

Patch 004: Sequenced time

Because linear control of an LFO’s rate allows for simple division and multiplication of its rate, a sequencer track can be used to set the length of a step, relative to the clock, by tying the output of the sequencer to the rate control for the LFO (in this case, a clock multiplied tap to CV converter). For example, a value of .5 on the sequencer will produce a step twice as long, as the LFO cycles twice as slowly.

This patch also uses the new retrigger behavior of the ADSR.

Patch 005: Roundly robin

The MIDI round robin allows you to make some creative use of oscillators and synth voices within a patch. This patch uses three voices, with each oscillator using a different waveform. As notes are played, the frequency of the notes remains the same, but the harmonic content changes with each waveform.

The patch also uses MIDI pitch bend, with each oscillator being bent to a different degree (1 octave, 1 octave inverted, a fifth), while also demonstrating how the MIDI pitch bend can be used in ways other pitch bends cannot, by using it to control the mix of a ghostverb as well as the pitch of the oscillators.

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