So, in the year+ I’ve been working with the Wretch Machine, I’ve wanted to find as many ways as possible to control it. I’ve worked with sequencers, I’ve worked with a Yamaha CS-15, and all of them have been fun and useful for sending pitch data to the Wretch, but I’ve got a better solution: the Eowave Persephone:
It outputs CV from the ribbon, which I use the M#@g CP-251 attenuator to tweak a bit. It works really well. For trigger, I use the audio out of the Persephone which works perfectly as well.
To illustrate – I did a little tune:
Some drums, and some crappy pads in the background to form a point of reference for tuning. Note that this is my first two takes chopped up, and I am by no means a ribbon controller performer of any credibility. but I had fun.
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I also picked up a Persephone recently..very cool machine. Have you had any luck trying to play it back via midi? It seems very finnicky. Spits midi data out like a mofo though, but doesn’t like to take any orders.
Thanks for the sample you posted up..it’ll be fun pushing this machine.
I haven’t used the midi at all -I’m curious to mess with it, but I primarily got the unit to use with the metasonix osc’s as it’s proven the best interface to use with them
I saw a note that the CV out has pitch set to tip and velocity set to ring. Have you messed with the variation between them and how much their ranges actually vary?
I have a persephone, bought at soundmetak.it in Milano Italy, great!, but the sound have some moise when I move on the ribbon, I don’t understand why: also your instrument?