I spent some time thinking about how I might patch a virtual delay, making diagrams for the VCA and other ideas, and got pretty excited about trying this…
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem that I’ve found out if there is a way to assign the effects effectively to their own output. For example, I assumed that if I created Track one, and said it was two voices, or a one voice with modulation and then applied the DELAY effect to the second voice, or the modulation output that I would have a relationship created between the notes played on voice one/track one and then access the delay parameters for other destinations in the case… However this didn’t seem to work.
I think that a serious shortcoming here is that these effects appear to primarily be “midi effects” and we can assign midi controllers to address them, and this is not altogether useful for Modular. It’s nice to integrate both worlds, but in day to day use, modular wants to control modular, and other pieces for not typically involved for me.
Rather than get frustrated, or write for support (a complaint disguised) I thought about what other way might be to do this…
Here is how I’ve handled this:
Track One - Notes and Gates = Output
Track Two - Duplicate Notes and Gates / Delay Effect 100% WET, 2 repeats - Output
This is at least something like what I was hoping for from the ability to assign the delay’s outputs to a sub set of outputs.
I think using two or more voices is essential, as my modular is largely monophonic, and so delaying on the same channel will create that odd, cut off, and bungled notes effect (which I do not want) but I would like more central control.
Extra excitement comes when mixing the notes of track 1 to the Left stereo output, and the delayed notes of track 2 out the Right stereo output. Starts to get kind of cool.
But with any regularly repeating notes this doesn’t work well past 2 repeats, unless you’re into a trill effect or stumbled repeats.
I am going to continue and try this with 3 and 4 tracks and see how many repeats I can successfully get going…
I still wish that I could assign the effects outputs to sub modulation/velocity outputs. THAT would be really something…
Is this possible and I’m missing something?
Hope this helps. I’ll be back later with a report on 3 and 4 tracks as well as a clip for you to see and hear.