I made a couple sequences with the 101, where I had some pretty hard quarter notes playing ala hardstyle. anyways, I noticed when I increased the decay on my EG leading to my VCA, I would hear extra notes playing in-between steps. this is tough because I only wanted to hear the notes that I assigned, but kept hearing unwanted notes.
I used to own a Stillson Hammer Mk2, and they had a feature called gate tie mode, which made it so that pitch CV wouldnt send until it received a gate. in this case, its exactly what I need to keep these extra notes from playing
is there a setting that I’m missing? I don’t recall this happening before, but yeah, its a tough workaround haha
I took the divkid mutes out of the patch, still seems to bleed a little. As I turn up the envelope there seems to be extra notes playing even though the gate is off. Tricky! and no I don’t have a 102 haha
Are you expecting the ER-101 to hold the previous step’s CV when the current step’s gate is assigned to zero? If so, it does not do that. The CV continues to change according to each step regardless of what the gate output is doing.
By the way, I sense that you may be coming from a MIDI background (note on/off) to this CV/gate environment. If so, you may have to kind of reprogram your brain a little. If not, never mind the suggestion then.
ooooh okay cool, I for some reason thought that the gate and pitch values danced around the idea that a 0 gate value wouldn’t generate a pitch. good to know! this will sway me into properly learning its behaviors
and yes, I am more familiar with the midi world so my perceptions on the modular stuff is still new haha. okay I can breathe a little, I was fearful that something was wrong with my unit, phew
and it makes sense, I actually haven’t messed around with 0 gate values before, so I wasn’t aware of its behavior. gotta keep messing with the unit to fully understand it!
It’s a common misconception so don’t feel alone. In general, you can hold a CV (*) so that it does not change its value but you cannot “turn it off”. Like water pressure through a hose, there is always an analog value (i.e. voltage) there.
(*) This operation is called Sample-and-Hold in the modular world. There are modules that exist exactly for this purpose. By the way, the ER-102 does add this capability to the ER-101’s CV outputs but the standalone ER-101 does not have it.