ALEPH user STUDY GROUP


#292

update

Whelp, got laid off from another tech job (blockchain downsizing, crypto bubble burst). Poor me. Motivated for more music making and aleph programming.

I went through the cvQuantize tutorial but I could not reproduce it based only on the text. After some hacking, I was able to get something similar and have a scene that takes CV input and produces a diatonic scale based on scale values in a LIST8. Anyhoo…I’d like to start posting issues like these on the github repository as I work through this stuff, just so we have a record of everything. As we know, the dev tooling is the biggest barrier to cool new stuff on this platform.

I can’t say I enjoy the programming experience on Aleph but somehow I’ve built a performance setup using it as a core component (like the final output mixer) which I know is crazy. After this CV tutorial, a whole new dimension hit me for this thing. Just being able to quantize CV values based on scales is like…super cool. Programming CV + DSP is quite rad. Doing the 266fluctuating tutorial tomorrow.

What would be some more interesting studies? I’m leaning towards one on looping delay with the lines module since I’ve done a lot of work with that one. Maybe also something like “storing values while switching presets?” I ran into that problem when I made a bunch of presets with different operator graph connections but the encoders would jump from the previous values when I switched.


@zebra in haven’t forgot about this thread! I’ll be at your show this Wednesday. I promise I won’t harp about Aleph stuff too long. I’ve begun my performance setup and the Aleph is a key component. Working through the weird integer division stuff and the delay lines read speed decimal division.

I got the build toolchain back on my laptop and was able to compile the dev branch. The mix app loaded and now I don’t need the SD card! I’d like to begin porting some of the code from the lines module and bees params/operators to an embedded firmware. It helps that many of my coworkers are compiler experts. Looking forward to more hacking.


#293

I hope this is the right place to ask a question about Aleph and scenes… I am considering an Aleph to integrate it with my modular setup, but reading the forum i got doubts if its the best way to go, as i do not have coding experience and don’t know if there are a lot of scenes available that are ready to use. I read that bees has been updated and old scenes don’t work?


#294

If that’s your main reason (you don’t feel like wrestling code) I’m not sure aleph would be the best choice.

It all depends how much you found one for…


#295

I would like to learn how to code, but having no background maybe it would take me a while before creating something useful. That´s why i was wondering if i could use some scenes right away… Regarding the price, i have seen one on reverb and a couple on this forum between $700 - $1000


#296

The development process for Aleph is esoteric and time consuming. It would baffle most people who come out of one of those web-centric “learn to code” camps. I do not recommend this platform as an introduction to computer programming.

If you want to learn about microcontrollers and specialized programmable DSP hardware, it’s a great platform. But I don’t think that’s what you are looking for. Have you considered Norns? The programming interface is much simpler.


#297

Thanks for your message. Yes, i think i will go for Norns, seems it would be better for me.