Phage is four pages for your faderbank, enabling huge control surfaces for the ER-301
…Pages remember fader values
… …Values pick up from where you left them (aka soft pick-up)
- crow (beta firmware #78 or onwards)
- faderbank (16n, F8R, Sweet Sixteen, etc.) in follower mode
- two gate signals, ideally a 2-bit binary encoding of your page number (hello Teletype)
Phage is configured to however many faders are on your device and sends values to
SC.CV ports 1 through
(4 * num_faders), usually 64 or 32.
E.g. for an 8 fader device: Fader 1, page 1 = port 1. Fader 1, page 2 = port 9. Fader 3, page 2 = port 11. Fader 8, page 4 = port 32.
Pages are accessed by providing a combination of HIGH/LOW gates to crow inputs 1 & 2. This should be a binary representation of your desired page form 1 to 4 (input 1 = LSB). Sound tricky? Here’s a cheat sheet:
- Both inputs LOW = Page 1
- Only Input 1 HIGH = Page 2
- Only Input 2 HIGH = Page 3
- Input 1 & 2 HIGH = Page 4
This can send a lot of I2C messages and I have witnessed both my TXi and JF choke while on the same bus. You might want to split your I2C into several buses!
I have only tested this with a Michigan Synth Works F8R module. Compatibility with other devices (i.e. 16 fader faderbanks) has not been verified.
I’m still on beta firmware for crow, but I had some weird off-by-one issues for the
ii.faders.get functions. YMMV.
- (Optional workflow) Replace 2-bit page encoding with analog CV breakpoints on Input 1. Use input 2 to zero out current page values.
- Troubleshoot I2C stability.
- Do something fun with crow outputs.
- Publish companion Teletype and ER-301 scripts.