Q&A 1: February 2023
02:13 Introduction to Sensory Percussion V2 Concepts
- Introduction to Sensory Percussion V2 and its departure from V1.
- New architecture for the system.
- Emphasis on breaking apart the input, music, and output for more compositional flexibility.
06:36 Hardware Output Panel and Connections
- Overview of the hardware output panel.
- Ability to connect various hardware devices, including virtual or physical sensors, analog inputs, and MIDI devices.
- Channel selection tied to specific devices, allowing multiple hardware setups to be active simultaneously.
09:27 Signal Flow and Drum Pads
- Introduction to signal flow and drum pads.
- Explanation of message filters and how to assign samples to specific zones.
- Demonstrates the flexibility of creating music by triggering sounds based on specific drum hits.
- How to audition samples by turning on headphone monitoring
14:01 Controller Types and Sequencing
- Overview of various controller types, including snare, drum pads, Tom, and kick.
- Introduction to sequencing and creating dynamic music through sequencers.
- Use of filters to refine which drums or zones trigger specific sounds.
- How it sounds to have two snares simultaneously triggering different sounds and zones
21:13 Grouping and Effects
- Grouping of modules and the introduction of effects.
- Creating musical hierarchy and organizing sounds into groups for more nuanced control.
- Example of applying effects to grouped sounds to master more easily for a richer musical experience.
23:20 Object Logic and Musical Composition
- Exploring the concept of objects with internal logic for musical composition.
- How containers, or matrix containers, allow customization of assignments between zones and sounds.
- The power of blending between zones and creating reciprocal blends for diverse sound experiences.
25:30 Sequencer and Customization
- Utilizing sequencers for dynamic sound switching.
- Customizing sequencers for specific compositions.
- Demonstrating the flexibility of the sequencer for creating unique and evolving musical patterns.
- Using the metronome aka metro controller.
- The secret way to blend between zones - shift-click in the matrix view
32:05 Creating Patterns with Sequencer
- The presenter demonstrates creating patterns using the sequencer.
- How to randomize, cycle, and manual triggering
- Quickly creating interesting patterns by duplicating sequencer steps.
- Using filtering to trigger the next command in the sequencer for hard hits only
34:09 Sequencer Questions and Features
- Discussing options like cycling, reversing, randomizing, and manual control.
- Mentioning the possibility of sequencer assignments and retriguing to note controllers.
36:07 Assignments and Controller Mapping
- Explaining how to sequence from an external MIDI source.
- Demonstrating the process of creating assignments and mappings for MIDI controllers.
- Mentioning upcoming features related to MIDI control and assignments.
39:40 Mapping Effects and Future Features
- Explaining the process of mapping effects to the sequencer.
- Introducing the concept of generic tags for MIDI devices.
- Teasing upcoming features, such as remapping between different drums and MIDI devices.
41:30 MIDI Sample and Hold Module
- Discussing MIDI notes and CC generators for controlling external MIDI devices.
- Explaining the flexibility and capabilities of the notes and CC generators.
- Teasing enhanced MIDI output capabilities with the upcoming note controller module.
43:58 MIDI Output and External Integration
- Using MIDI program change and CC messages to select the next set
- Demonstrating how to send MIDI output to control external devices.
- Discussing the potential of controlling synthesizers, samplers, or effects with generated MIDI notes.
- Using ADSR to change the sound of the samples in and out
- Acknowledging the need for improvements in OSC features and promising future enhancements.
47:45 Ableton Integration and Future Developments
- Addressing questions about Ableton integration and explaining the challenges.
- Promising improved and more powerful solutions for integrating with Ableton and other DAWs.
- Highlighting the importance of the feature for live performances and recording.
49:34 OSC (Open Sound Control) Features and User-Friendly Improvements
- Discussing OSC features and plans for improving user-friendliness in OSC control.
- Acknowledging the need for better control options and addressing potential issues.
- Teasing upcoming OSC features for controlling various knobs more easily.
51:28 Hierarchy in Layers and Grouping
- Explaining the hierarchical structure of layers in the software.
- Demonstrating how layers and groups work in a tree structure.
- Discussing the application of effects to specific groups and the overall set.
53:11 Noise Cancellation and Void Pad
- Addressing concerns about crosstalk, noise, and the void pad feature.
- Promising a killer feature with built-in microphone support for automatic noise cancellation.
- Confirming the return of the void pad in the next update for V2.
55:00 MIDI Controller and Kit Change
- Explaining how to use a MIDI controller to change kits in the software.
- Ableton chain selector to select next set
- Acknowledging a minor issue that will be fixed and promising a learn button for quicker setup.
- Suggesting the use of Ableton’s chain selector for sequencing kit changes.
56:39 Hotswapping modules into other sets
- Explaining how to save modules to a session for reuse.
- Addressing the future addition of user presets for effects and module settings.
- Demonstrating the process of loading saved modules into a new session - drag and drop
58:32 Latency and Sensor Capacity
- Clarifying that adding more sensors does not incur additional latency.
- Explaining that the sensor capacity can handle seven sensors without a significant latency penalty.
- Emphasizing the importance of buffer size and potential limits with excessive effects.
01:00:22 Future Features and Continued Development
- Encouraging users to explore the manual, expect regular updates, and watch for upcoming tutorials.
- Teasing significant features planned for the year, including enhancements in notes, melody, harmony, and beyond.