Mannequins W/ (with)


did this last night w/ w/ (right) and morphagene (left). started recording a simple line to w/ only to discover that a firmware update had been previously recorded onto the tape, so I used it.

the people of Kiritimati are among the first to experience the new year - happy new year to all.


The bitcrushing on w/ is pleasant.

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are you controlling w/ with grid here?


mannequinsWcheat.pdf (44.9 KB)

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.


I find this extremely useful - exactly what I was looking for/considering making myself. Thank you!


Thank you for sharing this/that :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Thanks a lot for sharing


W/ has v/oct control!


Wondering if we can expect any additions to W Type now that the firmware seems very much more stable? If nothing else, I’d love to be able to add cue points from TT.


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?


That is how I’ve been doing it. The new firmware that allows you to jump back to the last cue point via trigger pulse is very helpful for clockable delays too!


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.


Curious, with Teletype couldn’t you get an exact 4 bar loop?
There is WS.REC but is there an OP for add cue (DOWN) and add cue/loop (UP)?


you can actually even get that with one of the this modes, by sending a trigger every four bars!


Does that loop though? I was watching the W/ tutorial on youtube. It seems like you have to add a cue point for the beginning and then push UP during REC to start looping.

Seems like its pretty hard to get those 2 cue points exactly 4 bars manually.


you’re correct, but in a newer firmware released since that tutorial was filmed, there are interchangeable modes for this and that in LIVE mode.

@alanza was referring to sample.this, where a trigger or gate will instantly reset playback to previous cue point (similar to how it works in the dedicated CUE mode).

if you haven’t seen this page about the v1.2 firmware yet, it’s well worth a read. this firmware expands what W/ can do in many super cool ways!


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.


playing a loop through w/ in signal mode - used the cue trigger and ramp outputs to clock the filtering/kicks and other movement in the patch


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.