BLOCKS w/ Modular

So I’ve had these little lighty things for a few months now and have been plugging away in Max with them making some fun stuff – head to Cycling ’74 to see that.

But I turned it to the modular the other night to see how it would team up with the Expert Sleepers FH1 – if you don’t know it you should because it’s easily the best eurorack module out there for interfacing a vast array of midi controllers, iPads etc. etc. and giving a level of control to the modular not normally possible without a whole lot more gear/hp/case space.

The BLOCKS team up well, but unlike the Seaboard RISE which you can switch into single channel midi mode the BLOCKS is stuck in full 16-channel MPE midi mode, which results in a whole lot of data being thrown at the FH1! It’s up to you to harness that data and use a custom script on the FH1 to real it into something useful. Here are three custom scripts that do that, these are built for myself so bare in mind I had a target scenario in mind. But by looking at how I wrote them you should be able to adjust them to what is suitable for you. At the moment I’m not addressing any expanders, that will come in a future post :)

The function something like this…

0 – cv/pitch
1 – gate
2 – velocity
3 – aftertouch
————–
0 – cv/pitch
1 – gate
2 – aftertouch
3 – aftertouch 2
4 – aftertouch 3
5 – aftertouch 4
6 – aftertouch 5
7 – aftertouch 6
————–
0 – cv/pitch
1 – gate
2 – velocity
3 – aftertouch
4 – aftertouch 2
5 – aftertouch 3
6 – aftertouch 4
7 – aftertouch 5

And sound something like this…

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Inside the download are the HEX files ready to load on the FH1. Check the read me for other details

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