Volume tracking

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Re: Volume tracking

Postby strashilol » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:14 pm

We don't have any guaranteed shipping date yet, but we are pushing to get this into the stores in time before Christmas.

Thank you for the info, james!
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Re: Volume tracking

Postby terryoi » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:04 pm

Hi!Is there any way that envelope tracking could work with the B2M also which i own?I was thinking if it could work with the i2M editor somehow i could use the voice/wind mode,but i tried that and it obviously doesn't recognize it.I was hoping i could use my melodica with the B2M but as it is now it's not working properly.So do you have any ideas on what i could do or am i out of luck?
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Re: Volume tracking

Postby johnmc » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:44 pm

Hi. The B2M and G2M firmware is not user-upgradeable.
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Re: Volume tracking

Postby BertAnt » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:13 am

after watching some of guitar synth solo performed by famous great players on youtube, now i can see that the volume / envelope tracking is the one that makes a convincing guitar synth sound ;) seems most of the sound they used is just straight oscillator like saw or square wave, and the envelope used was from the guitar's volume, not from conventional ADSR envelope on the synth..and it seems they don't even use velocity either :shock: (CMIIW)

also, borrowing concept from talkboxes and vocoders, i think it's even more dramatic if the volume / envelope tracking can use 'external' source, so you can control the envelope from a mic for example...imagine blowing to a mic to simulate breath control , or modulating the filter envelope using your voice's volume, while playing the notes with the guitar.... :twisted:
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Re: Volume tracking

Postby strashilol » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:27 pm

Well, I bought myself an i2m a couple of days ago, and have been playing with it ever since...

...and it's awesome :) The "Voice/wind" mode finally allowed me to use my E-Bow as a breath controller, which is a nice thought in itself :)

after watching some of guitar synth solo performed by famous great players on youtube, now i can see that the volume / envelope tracking is the one that makes a convincing guitar synth sound

God bless you BertAnt, I've been saying the same thing for, let's see, 5 years now :) Allan Holdsworth, the famous fusion guitarist, also shares this opinion...

i think it's even more dramatic if the volume / envelope tracking can use 'external' source, so you can control the envelope from a mic for example

...or one could buy himself an E-Bow and control the volume with economic, efficient movements of the right hand :)

I will try to record some sax solo and post it here (or maybe make a youtube video out of it), but due to a tight schedule I'm not sure when exactly it will happen :)
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Re: Volume tracking

Postby james » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:05 pm

We have just released a firmware update for the i2M musicport which adds "volume tracking" to all modes. Essentially, the "breath controller" is now available as an option on all modes, not just Voice/Wind modes.

Here is the main announcement: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=406
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