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Extra faq for MinimogueLUXUS.
Frequencies lower than this setting will pass the filter. (Lowpassfilter).
Emphasis=Resonance. Gives more emphasis to the frequency set as cutoff frequency.
Contour amount=envelope level. Sets how much the filter contour (evelope)
settings affect the filter. Velocity=How much keyboard touch modulates cutoff
Affects how the sound develop over time. Here is how to adjust an effect patch
using the filter contour:
For a rising effect: Choose attack 8. For a falling
effect: Set attack to 0. Attack is the rising time, decay is the
falling time. Sustain is the level after the envelope is finished and you still
hold down a key. Release is the fade out time after the key is released.
This is a
very important control. It is located to the left of Oscillator 3. The red
button sets the function of OSC 3.
LFO=OSC 3 is used for pich modulation from the mod-wheel on your keyboard. In
this setting modulation sent to filter is plain sweeping. In this setting the
output of the oscillator is muted.
VCO=OSC 3 is audio source. That means that it is used as an ordinary
oscillator just like osc 1 and osc 2. Use this setting for patches where you
need 3 oscillators. Modulation wheel is not available in this setting. Filter
modulation is FM synthesis in this mode.
knob next to the oscillators volume and on/off setting affects the
filtermodulation sent from oscillator 3. The knob sets filter modulation level.
You set the speed by adjusting oscillator 3. If the red button on the pichture
above is set to LFO, the filter-modulation sweeps the filter. If it is set to
VCO, the result is FM-synthesis. Use this setting for metallic sounds. This is
one of the Minimoogs most famous features. It is similar the the FM synthesis in
two red buttons is key-tracking of the filter. It generates higher cutoff freq when you play the highest keys.
makes pich glide slowly from a tone to the next. The knob sets the time to reach
the next note. It only affects the tone when you are playing legato (That you
play lines without lifting the keys from the keyboard).
The red button sets
trigger mode. Legato=The envelopes dont retrigger when playing legato. Retrig=The
envelopes start a new cycle each time you play a new note. Retrig mode is useful
for percussive sounds, where you always want an attack on each note.
MIDI CONTROLLER MESSAGES
This is how to
automate keyboard sliders to the MinimogueVA:
1: Hit the MIDI LEARN button.
2: Move the desired knob on MinimogueVA.
3: Move a knob/slider on your keyboard.
There har been reports from some users that two knobs are controlled at the same time.
I have investigated this, and I think it is because the reset knob is slow, so it is not
triggered with just a short click. Hold the reset button down for 1-2 seconds. I cleaned up
the MIDI control in version 2.0. (And LUXUS version 1.1)
button forces the pich of oscillator 2 to follow the pitch of oscillator 1. So
you set the pitch for OSC 2 in the OSC 1 section. The trick is to sweep the
pitch of OSC 2 with the LFO, so that the sync gets some pitch-variations to work
is always synced to host tempo BPM. If there is no host tempo, the default
thempo is 120 BPM. Use sine wave for transparent changes, and use pulse wave for
on/off effects, like rytmic modulation. Only one destination is available.
2 DRIFT and OSC 2 PITCH is the same destination, but with OSC 2 DRIFT the signal
is divided by 20, so you can make much more sensitive adjustments. The orange "Sync to
bar-start" button is for ensuring that the waveform start at zero position at each barstart.
This is important for getting predictable results with rythmic patches. When it is off the LFO
will start is cycle at random. When arpeggio speed is set to 1/8 or 1/4T it syncs to every 4. bar. When ARP speed is
set to 1/16 it syncs to every 2. bar. With speed 1/32 the LFO syncs to every bar. It may need 2 bars to get in sync.
that the LFO speed is also speed-control for autopan and chorus.
the output from left to right with the LFO-speed.
set to off, the signal is bypassed, and that will reduce cpu-load. It is true
stereo-chorus with different delay-feedback times set by me. The speed is set in
is distortion. When set to off, the signal is bypassed, and that will reduce
CPU-load. High cut gives less high frequencies. Low cut gives less low
with host clock. Set sync speed with note values.
Sync off: Set speed with SPEED knob.
Sync on: Set speed with SYNC SPEED knob.
Right speed 1X: Only one delay is
active. This saves CPU.
Right speed 2X: This activates a second delay. A
delay-signal with double speed is sent to right output, while the first delay is
sent to left output. If you raise the feedback value the result will be
Feedback=Number of repetitions.
Most important parameters to adjust when it is on: Sustain
Mode: Up, Down, Random1 and Random 2. Speed: Syncs to host tempo. But you can set it to 1/8, 1/4triad, 1/16 and 1/32. Use
1/4 triad for swing feel. (Maybe in hip-hop?)
The gate has 16 steps. There are on/off
buttons for each step. When set to speed 1/8 and 1/4 triad the gate use 2 bars to complete its cycle.
It was not possible to make the arp do full cycles with the 1/4 triad speed.
I like to use the gate with the arp to make it sound less repetive. Speed is common for arp and gate.
Leads=Solo sounds. Most of these use 2 oscillators, and use
oscillator 3 for modulation wheel.
Riff sounds=Sounds intended for
repetive phrases. In most of them osc 3 is used as audio source, and because of
that there is no modulation from the mod-wheel on your keyboard.
"Big drift" has a new delay setting to make an impression of reverb.
"Riot at UFFA" is a tribute to a concert-arena in my neighbourhood. UFFA means "Youth for
free activity". It has the hardest music in my city: Hardcore and Punk. The patch is for use
when the guitarists are smashing their guitars.
Oversampling is not implemented. The synth works internally
at 32 bit. It automatically syncs to your host sampling rate.
MinimogueVA MIDI control.
Extra faq for MinimogueLUXUS.
Please send me patches if you have created some. I am always interested.