I had a hard time wrapping my head around FW 1.2 and all those THIS and THATs, did some serious copy / paste work and ended up re-arranging existing text from WR in this cheat sheet. Maybe someone will find some use of it.
W/ ing again… after i gave away the first by being overhelmed by the complexity of it (and JF) i was on a journy to find anything that would give me similar tape style loop possibilities…ther simply is none. El Capistan and Count to 5 are the only things kinda close. Ct5 unavailable and limited to 8 sec. Under these observations W/ is actually a milestone and this time i know what awaits me.
I really could not get single cue erases work earlier and no idea how to use it as delay. Hopefully allrigth to ask here instead help thread, but as delay, should i be using an extra tape besides the one i record sketches for loopduties to? I think to myunderstanding for delay record has to be active and the tape running (logical) so i should use a blank tape for that to have my main tape unafected?
Yes, I’d start with a clear stretch of tape, playing, and looping between two cue points (the length of your delay), signal in, and -ve voltage into THAT to control the feedback on the decay of the delay.
Yes, if the tape is moving and you trigger resets to the closest cue point at a constant frequency (whether via WS.CUE 0 or sample.THIS), you are effectively looping because you are constantly just playing back/recording to the same section of tape. LOOP does not need to be engaged to do this, nor do you need a second loop point!
The only difference between this and normal looping is that in normal looping, the module resets to the most recently passed cue point when it hits the next cue point, whereas here, the module resets when it receives a trigger (or TT message). The length of the loop is then determined by when you send the module the reset signals. Note this is not mutually exclusive with regular looping - there is no conflict at all - if you have looping engaged and hit a cue point, you will still go back to the beginning of the loop as normal. If you don’t have looping engaged and pass a cue point the next reset will take you to this most recently passed cue.
Quick Q: does the clear tape function (down+r on boot) also clear the cue points on firmware v1.2? I think my experience with this suggests that it does not, which is kinda tedious. I would still love to have TT commands for clear tape (incl cue points), and add cue point at the current position.