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Post by odditymedium » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:55 am

is there a bugbrand keyboard/touch controller? like the serge TKB, or the buchla 218?

i've seen some modules with touch controls but is there a dedicated keyboard - or how do you folks pair keyboards with bugs?

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Post by BugBrand » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:04 am

There used to be the CTL1 but that was in the old line.
Strangely I was thinking of them recently...
They were more like 4-stage preset selectors though.

Keys - tend to use external to be honest.

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Post by T. Jervell » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:55 am

Oh please Tom!!! Bring back the CTL1!!! Been looking for one for ages :ripbanana:

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Post by shred » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:42 am

for traditional keys, hard to beat a Keystep + Tom's Interface cables.

+1 on the CTL1!! would love to see this one come back
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Post by batchas » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:08 am

shred wrote:for traditional keys, hard to beat a Keystep + Tom's Interface cables.

CTL1 is very very useful. To trigger manually some events, switch, sequence, play notes by hand (incl. pressure)...

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Post by chrisdermo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:47 am

They are invaluable to me, I find new uses for them all the time and there's always at least one of them in a patch.

Playing as a keyboard takes quite a bit of practice and familiarity for me...... generally because i have the touch sensitivity turn right down as far as it will go a fleeting or less intentional press will cause a non-trigger. I have been doing this more lately though as I discovered linking the pressure outs on 2 units will force the unit not being touched to reset to step 1 whenever a pad on the other is pressed and vice versa. Combining the preset voltage outs from 2 units through a diode director (or a dc mixer) then extends your possible values for touch-playing on a row to 7 (assuming step 1 of both units is set to 0) or more if you also play with range switches.

Nice and performative as a sequencer with the range switches (per row on my REV1's) and direction. I prefer using the momentary jump to step when pressing a pad while the sequencer is running to the step-hold for duration of press thing.

I've even patched a row in to do a /2 or /4 when I ran out of divisions on other modules. Fun for waveform generation at audio rates too but haven't delved into that side too far.

Love them dearly!
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Post by a100user » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:13 am

Love the CTL1 too
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Post by sensanalog » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:01 am

Having an updated ctl1 would be a dream come true :hyper: :love:

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Post by odditymedium » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am

bring it back tom!

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Post by rico loverde » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:05 pm

agreed, bring back the CTL1! :banana:
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