Namesake

Organ/additive synthesizer with nine drawbars and sequencer. Each drawbar is set individually with its own volume and waveform. Set volume envelope, note ‘Displace’-ment, tremolo, and transpose.

Version History:
1.0 – Initial Release. October 6 2022.

HOW DO I USE THIS PATCH?

A typical use case would be:

1. ‘Sculpt’ the organ timbre by setting the volume and waveform of the nine (9) drawbars.
2. Repeat as many times as desired to make organ voice perfect for your situation.
3. Select ADSR page and adjust volume envelope.
4. Select Synth page and set ‘Displace,’ Tremolo, and Transpose.
5. Write sequence using the Aux Menu.

Aux Menu Guide:

You will need to use the ‘Aux Menu.’ The Aux Button controls the ‘Aux Menu.’ When you press Aux for 0.2 seconds, a new menu is displayed on OLED Screen for as long as you hold Aux. To select an Aux Menu Command/Page, use the Top Row of Organelle keys. There are 10 possible commands selected by the 10 keys. The Low C# key selects Top Left command. The High A# key selects the Bottom Right command. The Command Grid is to be read from top left to bottom, then top right to bottom.

The following commands are available on the Aux Menu’s Left Column:

Seq:Play/Stop – Plays or Stops selected sequence.

Rec:Off/Armd – Controls Keyboard Sequence Recording. When selected, Sequence is first Record Armed (Enabled). LED will be Pink. Sequencer is waiting for knob adjustment, key press or incoming MIDI note. When knob adjusted, key pressed or MIDI Note received, Recording starts. LED is Red. To end recording, press Aux (new seq begins looping immediately). LED will be Green and flash White on quarter note. Sequence length will be quantized to nearest quarter note.

Dub:Off/On – Overdub on top of existing sequence. Counts in 3 Sec before starting recording. To end recording, press Aux and sequence begins looping immediately.

Undo – Reverts Sequence to previous state. If this command says ‘Undid’ you cannot ‘undo’ further.

Latch: Off/On – Turn on to keep notes playing after release.

The following ‘page’ options are available on the Aux Menu’s Right Column:

Bars – This page is where you ‘dial in’ the organ voice. Use Knob1 to select one of the nine ‘drawbars’ and set its volume and waveform with Knob2 and Knob3. When adjusting3 Knob3, waveforms will be drawn on the screen. The last one shown is the selected waveform. The waveform also has a number (0-7) which is shown at the bottom of the volume bar. This number will be updated with your waveform selection.

Synth – Set keyboard transposition, tremolo rate and depth, and ‘displacement.’ Displacement sets the attack and release of higher notes. Turing it up will result in quicker attack and release times.

ADSR – This page sets the note envelope.

Tempo – The tempo page is really only for the sequencer. Changing the tempo will change how fast the sequence is played back.

The Bottom Row of keys selects one of 14 Sequence ‘slots’ to record to. The number preceding the left column commands reflects the current sequence slot.

If you like a setting, don’t forget to ‘Save’ in the Storage menu.

TECH SPECS:

Polyphony: Four voice maximum.
Foot Switch: N/A

MIDI CC Info:
Drawbar Volume: 30-38
Waveform Select: 40-48

Fun Idea:
Use the sequencer to sequence waveform changes and volume adjustments!
Note: This ‘fun idea’ is NOT recommended for the original Organelle (aka Organelle 1).

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3 comments on “Namesake
  • mikewick77 on said:

    Can you add an up & down octive?

  • critterandguitari on said:

    @Mikewick77 – there’s a transpose option on the ‘Synth’ page.

  • mtavictim on said:

    FINALLY!! can’t wait to play!!

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