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Genos (10 Boards) => Genos Touch Screen & Live Controls => Topic started by: Floodie on April 17, 2020, 12:27:21 AM

Title: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Floodie on April 17, 2020, 12:27:21 AM
Is it possible for the Genos Joystick to "Bend up" 2 steps and "Bend down" 12 steps?
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: overover on April 17, 2020, 09:53:23 PM
Is it possible for the Genos Joystick to "Bend up" 2 steps and "Bend down" 12 steps?

Hi Floodie,

to my knowledge, it is NOT possible to make such "unsymmetrical" settings for Pitch Bend.

I searched for the term "pitch" in the Genos Data List, and at every location there is only ONE parameter for the "Pitch Bend range" (possible values are always -12 ... 0 ... +12). The negative and the positive value are therefore always identical, I think.


Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: mikf on April 18, 2020, 12:01:51 AM
Trying to figure out why anyone would need to bend a pitch 12 semitones :-\
Mike
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: overover on April 18, 2020, 02:59:08 AM
Trying to figure out why anyone would need to bend a pitch 12 semitones :-\
Mike

The possibility to bend down 12 semitones (= one full octave) could be good to play (the last note of) the famous Synth Solo part in the song "I Want To Break Free" (Queen), for example: ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Mc-NYPHaQ&feature=youtu.be&list=RDf4Mc-NYPHaQ&t=131


Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: BenoitM on April 18, 2020, 07:36:58 AM
Trying to figure out why anyone would need to bend a pitch 12 semitones :-\
Mike

Check this  :o
https://youtu.be/n7WfFzL9Raw?t=154 (https://youtu.be/n7WfFzL9Raw?t=154)
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Dromeus on April 18, 2020, 07:59:52 AM
Trying to figure out why anyone would need to bend a pitch 12 semitones :-\

Nothing beats portamento over four octaves  ;D
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Floodie on April 18, 2020, 01:24:03 PM
Hey BenoitM,

You hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what I want it for..
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: BenoitM on April 18, 2020, 07:54:47 PM
Yep, Me too...
But it is not possible on the Genos ...  :-\   

Should be fairly easy to add as a firmware update...
But as it would need a 'Registration Memory' format update, I don't think it will ever come to the Genos ...  :(

Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Floodie on April 19, 2020, 12:59:27 AM
Drat.
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: KeyboardByBiggs on April 19, 2020, 03:06:45 PM
Trying to figure out why anyone would need to bend a pitch 12 semitones :-\
Mike

If you wish to emulate rock guitar with a tremolo bridge and a whammy bar (like a Floyd Rose) you want to be able to dive-bomb down an octave while keeping the up-bends to a realistic two or three semitones.

There are many synth applications where this would apply as well in many different combinations. All of my Roland gear allows you to set the up and down bend range independently. I hadn't looked into this yet on the Genos and it's sad this isn't supported yet. :(
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Floodie on April 19, 2020, 08:28:20 PM
I got a Jupiter 50 kickin around, maybe I should try it for a controller..
Title: Re: Pitch Bend Options
Post by: Ed B on April 23, 2020, 03:42:12 AM
Hi
Why not use portamento? Take a voice like Oxgen set it on mono and adjust the voice set for the slide you want.
Regards
Ed B