Hello. I’ve recently borrowed an Eventide H3000s from a friend and I spent half a day trying to figure how to send it midi cc messages from Supercollider. Turns out it uses NRPNs, so after some manual reading and rewriting a found piece of code, it works, and it is a pure blast to make it go nuts with overloading it with midi messages. In some patches (maybe most?) all parameters are midi-controllable, which is quite fantastic. Though it’s impossible to change anything on the hardware interface itself while it is receiving data, as it shows what parameter is being changed, which can get quite overwhelming to look at. Anyways, I’m just scratching the surface on what is possible in terms of midi controlling this thing, but some patches will just glitch out very quickly, which is basically what I’m interested in. Sure, the flangers, verbs and choruses are nice, but I don’t really care much about the prestine effects. Overloading it with midi will sometimes make it hang and I have to reboot it.
This is some Supercollider sampling going through one of the harmonizer patches that glitched out. And then run through another verb patch that also glitched out.
Tthis makes me wonder. What other hardware gear is highly midi controllable like this? I’ve wondered if cheaper sampler/effects units will allow this. Some Akai SXXX(X) samplers perhaps? I’ve had tons of fun with the H3000 sampling and then glitching it out via midi, and I won’t be able to get my hands on any Eventide hardware like the H3000 after I bring it back to my friend, so would like to see what else is out there. Is it only Eventide-level hardware that will allow this level of control?
All the best.