Hi, trying to drive my Erica Pico System I from my Squarp -
I have the Pico set up in a fairly standard way, with the Envelope Generator (EG) driving both the VCF and VCA (via their CV inputs) to give me a classic “sharp” synth sound.
I know the Pico is working fine because if I set it up to be driven by its own Sequencer (Seq) module (with Seq CV output driving the VCO, and Seq Gate output driving the EG) then I get just the sound I want.
However now I want to drive the Pico from the Squarp (and drive the Squarp via MIDI USB from my laptop). So I disconnect the Pico Seq CV and Gate outputs, and replace them with similar from the Squarp.
What happens now is that the CV works fine (I can hear the pattern of notes generated from the laptop) but the Gate appears not to (there is no decay or “bite” on the notes, which should be caused by application of the envelope).
Struggling now to debug this.
Am wondering if somehow the Squarp is sending the wrong “type” of Gate messages. Could it actually be sending Triggs instead, and confusing the Pico ? Seems unlikely as Squarp output is labelled Gate and so are the relevant Pico inputs/outputs.
Could it be that there is some Squarp MIDI setting I am missing somehow ? (I juct connected everything up and hoped it worked, didn’t do any kind of Squarp config)
Is there any way to debug or visualise the different messages the Squarp is sending ?
All help gratefully received