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Hardware Questions / Re: MIDI jack standard?
« Last post by Haiku on October 25, 2021, 07:30:29 PM »
Thanks, Mario!

I have finally had a chance to connect and test, and the OP-Z (with MIDI/CV module) works beautifully with the Gecholoop. I'm simply using the OP-Z's "Module" track, set to MIDI channel 1. I'll have to experiment a bit more, but there's so much potential, and it's such a tiny combo...

The physical/electrical build of the Gecho is really impressive: nice attention to detail! I'm hoping to use it outdoors this winter, in some pretty chilly conditions (perhaps -20c). Are the electronics up for that, if I power it via USB from a warm, remote battery stuffed inside my jacket?

Thanks again for such an inspiring device!
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Hardware Questions / Re: MIDI jack standard?
« Last post by mario on October 14, 2021, 12:16:37 PM »
Hi Paul,

Sorry about the slow reply, the notifications were not set up correctly so I missed your post.

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Just wondering if the Gecholoop's 3.5mm MIDI jack is wired to the "A" or "B" standard. I'm assuming it's Type-A, but don't want to damage anything...

Yes you're right it is "A" standard, like used by Korg, IKMultimedia, Make Noise and others (I followed the specification here and decided for that group of devices, so for example the Uno synth can be connected directly with a 2.5mm to 3.5mm Jack cable).

Of course better safe than sorry but the risk of damage should be very low, Gecho definitely won't get damaged even if the other device short-circuited its output. The other way around, if the incoming signal was reversed, it will just do nothing, next to the octocoupler there is a protective diode and a current-limiting resistor. Quite often I mistakenly connected one device's output to another, forgetting changing the I/O selector switch, but nothing happened - the voltages and currents involved are very low.

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Also, any update on the CV input capability? I've just got my hands on a Teenage Engineering OP-Z, and hope to start exploring the pair.

It is on the TODO list, I definitely don't want to leave this bit unfinished therefore it's still printed on the front panel, next to that switch. But for the next update I want to finish everything around the MIDI first, and that is almost done. I don't have the OP-Z, but if it has a MIDI output then there is plenty of things you could already do with this combination.

Happy to hear you enjoy the loopsynth, if you record something to share with us, please do not hesitate to do so!  :)

Cheers,
Mario
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Hardware Questions / MIDI jack standard?
« Last post by Haiku on October 04, 2021, 05:33:52 PM »
Just wondering if the Gecholoop's 3.5mm MIDI jack is wired to the "A" or "B" standard. I'm assuming it's Type-A, but don't want to damage anything...

Also, any update on the CV input capability? I've just got my hands on a Teenage Engineering OP-Z, and hope to start exploring the pair.

Loving the Gecholoop so far. It's such a lovely way to engage my ears and hear the world around me from a different angle! I'm currently recording local ambiences to an external device, so I can revisit them in Gecholand throughout the winter.

Cheers, Paul
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General Discussion / Re: New user, maybe dumb question about line-in...
« Last post by sevenape on September 28, 2021, 07:25:01 AM »
Thanks very much! I am having so much fun with it!
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Feature Requests and Feedback / Re: updating ?
« Last post by jluc on September 25, 2021, 06:58:56 PM »
hello Mario and thanks for the reply.
I am very happy that this project continues to improve despite all the activities that occupy you. I will know how to be patient again, I am far from having toured the Gecho (is it possible?) And will only be happier when the time comes.
with all my consideration
jluc
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General Discussion / Re: New user, maybe dumb question about line-in...
« Last post by mario on September 23, 2021, 12:01:41 PM »
Hi Guys, sorry for delay - we were moving home...

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I recently bought A loopsynth, and I really love playing with it, it's a great, meditational tool that I can get lost in for hours, the creator is super friendly and was very nice to me even though I bought a second-hand device.

Thank you for your kind words! Of course, the support & warranty applies to 2nd hand too!  8)

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I do have a question though, is it possible to set line in as a default setting over the mics for when setting a channel to add effects to other synths and stuff? I guess that this is somewhat going against the ethos?

Not at all, only it's a bit confusing - at some earlier version it used to permanently remember this setting once changed, but I was receiving too many emails about "my microphones stopped working" when someone accidentally pressed B4 and haven't realized what happened. Perhaps it should be a configurable thing, whether this is persistent setting or not... I guess it at least keeps the setting until powered off or reset, if I remember correctly.

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Also channel 31 and 34 are great fun with line in.

Happy to hear that! :) By the way, patch manipulation controls in 34 are cumbersome, that's going to be improved in the next update.
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Feature Requests and Feedback / Re: updating ?
« Last post by mario on September 21, 2021, 11:11:49 AM »
Hi Jean-Luc,

Yes the update should come out soon but not sure yet how much of the sync functionality will be there - I'll try to add the analog tempo detection (useful with Pocket Operators) and MIDI clock parsing (e.g. from Keystep), which almost worked last time, but in its current implementation it is not a true "sync" yet, meaning that it only sets up the tempo while the unit is idle, but once you start playing, it does not update the tempo dynamically. So the timing might drift off after a while. In some channels it will be easy to add continuous syncing, but in some others there might not be enough CPU time left for this task. Anyway, in some channels - e.g. the basic soundscapes - it is perhaps not as useful anyway but I will try to add it to reverb, granular, and other more universal "effect" channels.

The next update will also bring some cool new upgrades to existing channels, for example the reverb now has polyphonic variant, controllable via MIDI, and it sounds very cool with external sound from some other device (for example mmxx t-ape).

I know it takes ages, but I'm still the only developer working here :) And have to switch between prototyping of new things, arranging production and building the units too. And because of elements shortages, time consuming redesigns are often needed when some chip disappears from stock globally... it happens often that we have something ready to manufacture but suddenly it is not possible anymore.

Also recently I've been distracted by moving home and company, which meant that for over a month not much was done except for bare minimum required to ship orders - but we're getting there.

Thank you for your patience and support!

Cheers,
Mario

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General Discussion / Re: New user, maybe dumb question about line-in...
« Last post by id_23 on September 20, 2021, 10:48:34 PM »
124 line in... great for recording.... you can select line in on its own on other channels too ...
You can set your in and out levels accordingly and record.
Check here http://gechologic.com/manual_v2
http://gechologic.com/channels_v2_117

Also channel 31 and 34 are great fun with line in.
:)
Hope this helps

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General Discussion / New user, maybe dumb question about line-in...
« Last post by sevenape on September 13, 2021, 01:29:12 PM »
I recently bought A loopsynth, and I really love playing with it, it's a great, meditational tool that I can get lost in for hours, the creator is super friendly and was very nice to me even though I bought a second-hand device. I do have a question though, is it possible to set line in as a default setting over the mics for when setting a channel to add effects to other synths and stuff? I guess that this is somewhat going against the ethos?
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Feature Requests and Feedback / updating ?
« Last post by jluc on September 13, 2021, 06:15:29 AM »
hello mario


I take the liberty of asking you to know if you plan to update the version 1.0.117 in the near future.
Since I equipped myself to synchronize some machines, I dream of being able to do it on the gecho (delai-midiclock) as you envisioned here:
http://gechologic.com/support/index.php?topic=146.msg405#msg405
would we have a chance to see this update arrive soon?
thank you, have a nice day
jluc
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