Teletype workflow for dummies

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#201

Not in front of my unit right now but (in v2.3) tab toggles live, tracker (pattern?), edit modes. The studies mentions using tilde to toggle live, tracker.

These tell different versions of that aspect (look for TAB o TRACKER mentions):

  1. https://monome.org/docs/modular/teletype/studies-5/
  2. https://monome.org/docs/modular/teletype/manual.pdf
  3. https://monome.org/docs/modular/teletype/TT_keys_card.pdf

Getting started I thought that it might be nice to have that consistent since it revolves around basic navigation I’m aware docs and studies are made to reflect latest stable release - maybe the url for any documentation could have a version in it?

My trig outs are labelled 1, 2, 3 , 4. They work as A, B, C, D and later panels will have the latter written, I believe I’ve read somewhere.

If not already obvious I’m really new to this.

Thanks, the unit is heaps of fun though!


#202

Can confirm also bought teletype from monome directly recently (arrived about 1 week ago) and also came with a USB cable. Keyboard came a little buggy though (sometimes seem to stop working out of nowhere until replugged). Regardless I am in love and have been having an amazing week :stuck_out_tongue:


#203

My purchase direct from monome had a buggy keyboard from the outset which very rapidly stopped working all together. I queried Brian about it and he kindly refunded me a small portion of the purchase price which I put towards a second hand keyboard which has worked fine ever since…and I concur…wonderful, deep module.


#204

Documentation inconsistencies caused me a fair bit of confusion and frustration in the first few days with TT.

I guess the problem is that the module ships with firmware 1.0 (at least mine did). Not everyone will upgrade immediately and not everyone will install the latest beta. One solution may be to leave the 1.0 references and add the changes in parentheses with the version number.

EDIT: just to add to the parallel conversation; I bought direct from monome, my TT shipped without the i2c cable and my keyboard was faulty. I bought a 60% mechanical for £25.


#205

I received my Teletype today and am super excited to get into it but… I have a show in a few weeks I need to get organized for (I have a day job and young family so time is tight). Do those of you who know tt think I could learn some basics and use in one month? (Maybe 6 hours a week to spare)


#206

Don’t try and get it to do everything and you’ll be fine :slight_smile:


#207

You’ll be up and running in a few hours. It’s much easier to get into than it appears.

Do a couple of the Teletype studies and then experiment with various operators. If you get stuck, post here and someone will get you back on track.


#208

So I had my first session with TT tonight. I can see that its something I’ll pick up and enjoy greatly. I need to check - do the UP and DOWN arrows still navigate between commands? I ask because the up arrow doesn’t do anything. Maybe faulty?

EDIT: I saw in the manual that C-p is an alternative key combo for UP. Have to check that this works tomorrow.


#209

Plugged my brand new grid into Ansible this morning and started playing with Kria - just incredible. The only strange thing is that most of the TT commands for Kria don’t seem to work except for one: KR.PERIOD X. For instance, KR.CLK X isn’t recognized (I did make sure to enable TT clocking on the Grid, I should note).

I did a TT firmware update last week to the latest official release, but is there a way to check Ansible’s current firmware? I figure I should just update its firmware, but just thought it was weird about some of the KR commands working…

EDIT: Weird, the extended parameters for Kria (like ratcheting) are working, so I assume I’m on the latest firmware (1.6.0). I must be doing something goofy.


#210

After reading through this thread (and a few others) I decided to take the plunge.

What’s funny is that I was about to buy an Ableton Push last week, drove up to the store to get it and realized the one they had was partly broken. Came home and mulled over my options and then stumbled on to this forum after not having been on for a few years. Funny how life works, but I feel like the universe was telling me to follow the path of monome that day instead of retreating back into my DAW to make dance music. We shall see how all this plays out but I will say I’m crazy excited to see how it goes


#211

My teletype arrived today running firmware 1.2. Was kind of confused for a minute because I went directly to reading the teletype studies but for the life of me couldn’t figure out what was already causing triggers to go off since I hadn’t patched anything yet.

Obviously you can’t have instructions for everything but I would echo rikraks sentiment by saying that it’d be nice for the documentation to reference the different firmware revisions since it can cause a bit of a headache when you first get up and running. I take it on the newer software the metronome kicks in by default whereas the one in the teletype studies has nothing running whatsoever.

Small documentation issues aside, just finished up the first teletype study and man is this thing fucking rad :smile:


#212

Just getting my head around Just Type…Lots of fun so far. I’ve got a very basic patch scaling the volumes of the 6 channels of JF. At the moment the volumes are switching instantly as the scenes on TT are triggered. What I’d like to do is have them swell in and out. I’d assumed this would be taken care of by a slew of some kind, but haven’t managed to nail it so far. Any pointers would be much appreciated!


#213

Unfortunately slewing values within a script isn’t possible directly. The TT CV outputs can have slew applied to them. Hypothetically to make use of that slew for a variable you’d have to dedicate a hardware channel to the task and read the value of that channel very quickly as it skews.


#214

Thanks, I kind of guessed that might be the case. Not a problem though, modulated VCAs do the job!