Mannequins W/ (with)


hopefully we’ll get a way to do this w/o needing to remove the sd card. need to be able to do this on stage between soundcheck and showtime if necessary


I believe it cleared all tapes. I haven’t checked out my others yet.


I cleared my tape without taking out the SD first. Worked fine.


I just tried without removing the SD, and had no such luck.

Edit: well… something happened. A lot of stuff is gone, but there are lots of little scraps of sound.

Edit Edit: well… after another power cycle, everything is erased!


might have to make an entire piece of music out of W/ bugs Yasunao Tone style


Thanks for the tip about clearing the tape! Nice to be able to start fresh after learning the ins and outs of the module. Now I feel like I can actually use this thing properly lol


Second day, and the most time I’ve spent with W/. Whereas the first day was baffling, the basics started making sense today.

I ran into the tiny loop trap twice, but was able to escape by cutting the power.

Here’s something simple with Akemies Castle recorded through W/, then running through Morphagene with some sound-on-sound. The video is, admittedly, upside down (I won’t lie).


@Gexex Just a heads-up. The video is not available.


Seems I can’t work posts :confused:
Thanks for the heads up! Think I failed to click publish on YouTube.


Likewise. It’s like I have the module back. Very excited! Looking forward to exploring again this evening. <3


I don’t know why this is not mentioned in the instructions because it a real game changer.
Getting rid of all the old stuff and starting with a fresh “tape” feels like a new module. And surprisingly a lot of thinks are making sense now :slight_smile: even the manual.

What a great piece of art :heart_eyes:


Just a heads up-

You do not need to remove the SD card to clear a tape. It is just R+Down when powering on, and then P,R,L.

It only clears the currently selected tape.


W/ Tutorial

Playback and Recording in Nav and Live Mode
Cues and Looping
Nav CV
Live CV
Cue Mode

Time stamps in youtube description.


Excellent! Thank you so much, @voidstar. A lot of this I had figured out, but the Cue mode section was revelatory!


Great video!
Haven’t touched cue mode, but now I’m ready. Thanks!


Excellent video. I wasn’t really gelling with, but after watching this and jamming out, I found some sounds that made me more inclined to stick it out and see where things go.


really great video, thanks for posting this - especially explaining how to move around Cue points, the triggering of Cue points. The sound on sound technique at the end was inspiring.
It may have been obvious to others but one thing i totally didn’t realise was adjusting the play speed whilst recording. I was always recording fixed speed loops and adjusting the speed after recording.


Great video, thanks for sharing. I was hoping something exactly like this was going to pop up and the next day… one thing was eluded to and I’m not sure how it works well - when in NAV mode, THIS jumps around the whole tape. Does this mean that we would need to fill an entire tape with material to avoid silent sections? How is the tape splicing determined ie how many cues are added and how long are the looped sections? When you used offsets to jump around the loops, You seemed to find your short loops on a large section of tape quite easily where I get lost on the tape. Have I missed something? Thanks for your work


The cues on the tape are evenly distributed from -5 to 5v. This means that as you add more cue points, the range of voltages that correspond to a given cue point decrease. Also, cue points that you add are not simply added to the end of the range, but rather inserted into the range exactly between whatever two cue points are on either side of the new cue on the tape. So to summarize, the mapping of cue points to -5 to 5v respects the order of cue points as they appear on the tape, but not their distance from each other on the tape because they are now evenly distributed in the -5 to 5v range. Since I was working with just a few cue points on the tape, the voltage ranges corresponding to a given cue point were quite wide, so it was easy to seek a certain cue point.

With lots of cue points on a tape, I like to think of the Nav functionality as a way to discover unexpected and ephemeral sequences of tape loops, rather than a way of strictly composing a predefined sequence.


Wow. This makes a lot of sense now and is such a clever application. I can already see many uses and also how to do what I had been thinking about. Thanks for the clear explanation