Teletype workflow for dummies

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#181

Nice, would love to have a look at that sometime!


#182

Tilde should bring up a view of the variables for live monitoring.

However, it does look like this key command has been removed in the latest firmware. I wonder if @scanner_darkly can shed any light on this.

EDIT: looks like the keyboard combo for bringing up the variables view is now Fn + Esc on my (non standard) keyboard. I’m not sure when/if this changed - or what the correct combo is for the default keyboard.


#183

it should be the same for both the latest official 2.2 version and the beta 2.3 version: ~ switches the variable view on/off.


#184

It may just be my 60% keyboard - the tilde is on the Esc key. Pressing Shift + Esc prints a tilde. Pressing Fn + Esc brings up the variables.

Anyway, thanks for confirming the correct combo on the default keyboard - that’s all that matters.


#185

Thank very much for the quick response. I tried implementing this and I get the ‘unknown word’ response to PARAM.SCALE?


#186

I’ve got this idea to work with the command
CV 2 PARAM

But for some reason this feels inelegant…?


#187

What firmware are you running? PARAM.SCALE is a new op in 2.2 https://monome.org/docs/modular/teletype/manual/#new-operators


#188

Brand new TT so I presumed the latest, but maybe not…


#189

Things move fast around here :wink: Reboot the TT and it will display your firmware info on the screen.


#190

So I ordered last night… very excited to get on the learning curve with this.


#191

Been stewing on this one in my head all day, but I can’t seem to crack it now that I’m front of TT.

Let’s say I’m using Just Type, I have a 6-note pattern set, and I want to randomly allocate one of those six notes to any JF channel. Is such a thing possible with something like P.I RAND 6? Conceptually, my head was moving towards something like:

X P.I RAND 6
JF.VOX 1 N X V 5
JF.VOX 2 N X V 5
[...]

Does that not work because the pattern’s playhead can’t technically exist/read multiple values at the same time? Hopefully this makes sense!


#192

Ah, very fun idea! This implementation likely doesn’t yield the desired results because X can only be one value each time you call the script. So if X = 5 on one execution, then all those JF.VOX commands are just going to use N 5.

If you have all your notes in the first column, this’ll get you where I think you want to be:

JF.VOX 1 N PN 0 RAND 6 V 5
JF.VOX 2 N PN 0 RAND 6 V 5
[...]

Bonus: you get to dedicate a line to each voice in JF, all in one script!


#193

Agreed, voice targeting with JF is very fun! There’s also 0, which sends out to all voices (effectively muting everything else). If I remember correctly I use random voice assigning in this one, including 0 (you can here it in how the first note of the sequence sometimes is very prominent and sometimes just sort flows with the rest)


#194

Thanks @jlmitch5 and @Dan_Derks for getting me unstuck! Now…back to TT :slight_smile:


#195

I think this one-liner would also work, although it may have a character too many…
L 1 6: JF.VOX I N PN 0 RAND 6 V 5


#196

For these situations I use RRAND.
JF.VOX 1 N P RRAND 0 6 V 5

I’m not sure if that is less characters, though.

You could do all six voices by subbing in

JF.VOX Y N P RRAND 0 6 V 5
Y RAND 1 6 (or put this line in M with a fast metro.)


#197

Just to be clear, a numeric keypad plugged into the USB port works without any specific set up? So press 1 and trigger script 1? Sounds fun!


#198

Yup that’s all there is to it.


#199

New teletype user here. I received my unit last week and it delivers everything i hoped it would. For me this is quite a gamechanger, having multiple recallable generative sequencers with flexible non-grid timing etc. seems too good to be true.

Just a couple of points that possible new users might find interesting:

  • Escape from noise has been out of teletype stock for quite a long time now, so i decided to order it directly from monome. I am based in germany and was a little bit worried about taxes etc., but it turned out to be quite moderate overall. Price point was 423€ for the module incl. shipping, taxes around 90€ total.

  • Teletype came with a USB A-A cable. Which was handy. I almost purchased one before i got the module, so, you might not have to do that.

  • On the other hand, no eurorack power cable was included. I had a spare one so that was fine, but you might want to prepare in that regard. Personally i find it a bit strange to ship it without power cable, but whatever, i mostly build my own modules these days so i don’t know if this is common practice in 2018.

  • The tutorials are great. A couple minor things go differently with current firmware but these are just some minor points really.


#200

I bought directly from Monome and mine came with a cable. So far, nothing I’ve bought was missing one (which is good for me since I don’t have a spare).