after half a year messing around with the ER-301 and learning the logic and architecture, I thought it was time to return the generosity of this forum and upload my first Custom Unit called “Follow the leader”
follow the leader.pkg (10.3 KB)
the concept is simple:
- one buffer gets recorded (the so called follower buffer). Preferably with longer sounds, but it works with everything.
- second buffer (the so called leader buffer) controls the pitch of the follower buffer. the follower buffer is shared twice, and any incoming signal, preferably a short one, like a hit of something, changes the pitch on both shared buffers.
dub 1: open to overdub on the follower channel
rec 2: send positive voltage to record into the leader buffer. You can keep the gate open for live input. When you close the gate, everything you have played the last 8 sec gets looped.
cap 1: captures new pitches into the shift register with every hit. I have uploaded it empty, so you will need to open it up simultaneously while recording into 2, otherwise there won’t be any pitch change.
cap 2: same as cap 1 but for the second buffer. It reacts every 2 hits.
drop 1: drops the pitch of the first follower buffer (buffer 2 is already an octave lower than 1)
droplead: shifts the leader buffer down without changing the tempo
leadvol: volume control for the leader. If this is closed, you will only hear the follower buffers. (with a bit of delay, as there needs to be something in them in order to play)
CPU is at 49%. I have assigned some faders and gates to the parameters (gate for rec 2 on A1 and faders 1-6 from my sweet16 to the others). Adapt to choice.
You will need Lojik and Sloop by @tomf and the accents package by @Joe in order for this to work.
Will tweak on this unit some more and probably upload some variations over the next weeks. I have a couple of other ideas that might do well but have to try them first.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.