Arpeggio von Tangible Instruments


changeling schrieb:
Er scheint ja bezüglich Projektmanagement alles falsch gemacht zu haben, was man falsch machen kann.
Mich wundert es, dass diese schlechte Projektleitung nicht schon vor dem Kickstarter-Ende zum Vorschein kam.
Denn der Auftritt auf Kickstarter war - wie ich finde - gelungen.
Schade, dass es bisher so einen Verlauf genommen hat!
Ich denke, man sollte denen dennoch ne Chance lassen...
So ein Produkt zur Marktreife führen ist sicherlich keine einfache Sache, vor allem wenn es das erste Mal ist.


Ich finde es super, dass der Macher dieses Hardware-Arpeggiators trotz aller Widrigkeiten dran geblieben ist.
Hier gibt es jetzt zwo Videos vom aktuellen Stand ("Midi-Output & Sequencing").

"We have two videos today. The first video is a fun little synth jam which demonstrates MIDI output. It also shows some newly working firmware functionality including live transposing up and down of the playing sequence both to a different key and by whole octaves."

"In the next video you can see more advanced sequencing firmware features working including adding notes and rests to the sequence, adjusting the input octave of the 12-note keyboard, adjusting the tempo of the sequence, and transposing."


Stepped der Sync-Eingang Einzelschritte (also wie der SH-01a) oder will das Teil regelmäßige sechzehntel oder sowas?
Hmmm, weiß nicht.
Auf der Webseite steht zum Thema Sync Folgendes:
"Sync it up to external clock sources for integration with drum machines, samplers, iOS devices and computers.
  • Note division sequencer (1/16th, 1/8th, 1/4th, 1/2, and whole notes)
  • Sync in/out for syncing to analog gear Ability to control external hardware and software synths"


Update Nr. 65 (siehe Video einen Post drüber)

5. Okt 2018

Early October Firmware Status

Quick Song Composition
The first part of the video below gives a quick demonstration of how to compose songs on the fly using Arpeggio. An empty sequence bank is select and then chords played on the Casio are sent as MIDI note data to Arpeggio to create a new sequence. Then the process is repeated.

Synth Patch Switching, Reading, & Writing.
In the next part of the video below you can see internal synth patch switching, reading, & writing is now working. When Arpeggio powers on, patch values for 8 patches are read from the SD card and loaded into memory. Cycling through the synth patches is achieved by turning the voice knob. Synth patches are then altered over MIDI and can then be saved to the SD card by pushing down on the voice knob button.


Update Nr. 73

28. Juni 2019

Injection Molding + Silkscreen / Pad Printing
This month we received some pictures from our injection molding partner of the injection molded parts with the Silkscreen printing. There was a bit of a delay with these for two reasons: First, the grey area ("T" transpose indicator near the bottom left) could not be printed because it would have cause a reject rate that was too high so it had to be redesigned. Below is the new design of this area. Second, part of the case where the printing goes (where the arpeggio logo, attack, shape, porta, voice is printed) is slightly curved. Because of this the silkscreen method of printing could not be used and our injection molding partner had to find one of their partners who could use a method called pad printing which allows for printing on curved surfaces. Below you can see the results. As you can see the thickness of the text is different in different areas, so they are still fine tuning this process for our case.

Circuit Board
Our injection molding partner has also requested some slight modifications to the circuit board in order to make everything fit together better. This includes slightly moving a few screw holes and rounding the corners. Rounding the corners will also aid in the final assembly process. Our electrical engineer has made these changes and we have ordered a new board to be sent to the injection molding company. Below you can see the difference between the old and new design.
Old design on the left, new design on the right.
Old design on the left, new design on the right.