Meadowphysics vs Ansible's meadowphysics

Hey guys,

Couldn’t find in a search so what are the differences between the 2 versions? Or are they identical?

Cheers! :slight_smile:

https://monome.org/docs/modular/meadowphysics/
https://monome.org/docs/modular/ansible/#meadowphysics-grid

In particular:

The version for Ansible has a few changes from the version 2 (which is an update from version 1)– primarily in that this new version can map a scale of notes to the individual row triggers. Those linked docs will give some additional insight (though perhaps also some confusion) prior to the completion of the material below.

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Thanks i dont have the meadow physics but I have the feeling it is more “complete” that the Ansible version. Really what I’m trying top figure out is is it still worth purchasing a meadophysics module

the MP module has a clock knob.

Ansible has a CV output mode where MP can actually output notes, so it has more features than the MP module.

but that clock knob could be useful.

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The other cool thing about the MP clock knob is that when externally clocked, it acts as a clock divider/multiplier

I use the knob regularly when syncing the eurorack to other stuff as the drum machine or the circlon as well as without external clock just to easily set it right by hand. Or as I mostly use it to trigger teletype to just speed something up for testing/trying things out and then dial it back to the correct speed.

Also I did not fully understand the CV matching of Ansible’s meadowphysics mode and never use it. So I am glad that I kept MP when I switched to Ansible.

can it actually multiply external clock? i thought it was division only.

No, it multiplies too - I would not swear how exact it is, especially at the edges, but it is working good for my purposes.

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interesting! i should check it out…

After looking at this thread might have to get a MF just because that clock control!

Ok simple and maybe silly question. How are voices assigned in ansible meadowphysics? I have it set to four voice mode but how do I trigger the second voice, not the first? Are they separate or do they cascade as it gets multiple triggers?

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Hey all -
I was able to snag an original MeadowPhysics last night. I am very excited to experience one of the original trilogy, but can’t help wondering to myself if there is any way the firmware could ever be updated to support note out like the ansible version?

I know this is an older module and as it stands today it does not do this. I am a software engineer by trade, but only really professional experience with Javascript. I wonder with the advent of Github Copilot and ChatGPT if I might be able to stumble my way through writing the C code to make this happen? Is it even possible with the hardware of the MP?

As many questions like this go, I know it is one for @tehn. But if anyone else happens to know the limitations of the original trios hardware and can chime in, I would be very grateful! Before I, you know, set out trying to do something that simply can not be achieved.

If it can be done, I would like to push myself to see if I can make this happen.

Best to all - I hope everyone in this wonderful community has a stellar 2023.

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I don’t think the hardware outputs on the original meadowphysics support that, but I can’t seem to find any documentation or old posts around that. The docs do state ‘trigger out’ vs continuous CV out on the other modules.

Thanks for the response, Jonny. I suspect you are right. I have a feeling if it was possible, considering how great Monome is at supporting features, it would likely have been done.

I will do some more research either way.

the meadowphysics module has outputs that are only capable of generating gates/triggers. the only option to use it to output notes is via i2c which would require modifying the firmware.

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A very fun way to get melodies out of meadowphysics is to plug the outputs into a mixer with attenuators, and then a quantizer. Try it :wink:

Or, if you have TT, you can attach MP’s trigger outs to TT ins and trigger notes that way.

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