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#62

There is no game, only journeys. :nerd: It will be exciting to see what Olivier comes up with next in this area.


#63

Oh yes indeed… game, journey, I could have easily used either word; it was intended as a compliment either way :blush:

Me too, I am a huge fan of Oliviers work, all we know of what is coming next is that it is a module called ‘Marbles’ and he is sure it will be ‘underwhelming’ :wink:


#64

I’m still surprised Edges didn’t do all that well. It’s a great sounding beast.


#65

If Oliver ever builds a module he himself is happy with, it’s going to be one formidable beast. :wink:


#66

He also alluded to there being 5 (or more if some modules are the same size) new modules coming out.

2d


#67

Or it will be extremely underwhelming. I don’t think his musical philosophies are getting more complicated but are rather, simplifying.

2d


#68

That’s also a possibility, I guess. I do tend to enjoy the deeper modules the most.

I like some of his newer philosophy that it should be clear how to use the module from the front panel. Definitely when using some of the M.I. modules I have, especially when getting into the lesser used functions (e.g. special modes, easter eggs, parasites, etc.) it can be a “break out the manual” situation. Even something as seemingly simple as Peaks - it can be tough to remember how to use it all.

O|D has solved that problem nicely with the 301, with the dual context sensitive LCD displays and soft keys. I don’t think M.I. wants to go that direction at all, from what I’ve read, though, which might just equate to simpler modules that do one or a couple of things extremely well.

I guess time will tell if the new releases appeal to me.


#69

I just had a brainwave about the rumoured MI module Marbles:

A new take on granular synthesis and a comb filter?

It would be nice to play around with this idea on the ER-301…


#70

I haven’t been following the MI front closely as of late - is marbles potentially the clouds “replacement/update”? Heavy emphasis on potentially and the quotes.


#71

Your guess is as good as anyones @tomk :slight_smile:

It’s all a bit of a mystery, some kind of guessing game going on, it’s quite good fun :slight_smile:


#72

I think you might be onto something here!
It makes a lot of sense the way the marbling on paper works as a visual metaphor for mangling sound!


#73

Heheh, I could easily be wrong, but yeah!!! It does make sense, also the ancient culture reference; marbling started 900 years ago in Japan, and there exists a quaint film from the 70’s about it is very Olivier - well, at least as much as I perceive him in some way!


#74

At least I sincerely hope you are right, because I would very much like to do with sound what marblers do with ink/paint!


#75

Have a new version working 0.3 firmware. Would anyone like to test it? Not completely done yet, but it’s getting there

New features: half the CPU, reverb!, you no longer have to dive in the unit to set the input (it’s just like any other 301 effect), better gain-staging, better feedback implementation, better control over the filters, better modulation and panning.


#76

I would love to take it for drive!


#77

Yes indeed! Was about to load it up now 0.2 units now working in 3.0!


#78

UltraViolet 0.34.1.lua (128.0 KB)

This will likely only work on 0.3.04. Getting some clicks on pitch change, this will be fixed. “Refraction” effect and warping not yet added. Wet/dry needs to be fixed. Sometimes on loading the reverb doesn’t load and you won’t get any sound out of the chain. Seems to be a Freeverb bug, but try reloading if that happens. Sounding pretty good otherwise!


#79

Rad - can’t wait to take it for a spin later tonight/tomorrow.


#80

Couldn’t get audio to feed into UltraViolet for the life of me; until I rebooted the ER-301 and then it loaded right up and starting spitting out effected audio.


#81

It’s probably the freeverb. There’s a bug where it will load and block out the sound of a chain :frowning: