Zamise wrote:I just got my replacement. Only had it for a few mins, not as good as AGs vid but here:
Thanks for posting. When I first watched that video, I thought the envelopes were broken. But after trying myself, I can repeat the same locked condition too. Had mine for several weeks and never noticed, but you can lock-up or latch the envelopes with a quick trigger. This only happens on the "slow" envelope setting, but even with all the envelope sliders in the down position, I can get the envelopes in a locked/latched state. Kind of like getting them in-between stages. I was able to repeat this with the keyboard, fast arp, and a fast external LFO into the gate input. Just set all envelope controls down, set ENV speed at slow, and a really quick staccato on the keyboard will latch the envelopes. So would be a design flaw/feature of this particular envelope generator. Not the keyboard, and no defect. Perhaps Arturia is aware of this and making a revision change? Seems like a diode might fix it as there is some backfeeding from the one EG to the other. FWIW, the old Moog 911 envelopes can go into a locked/latched state too, by sending to many consecutive rapid triggers. Never was a problem for me and easy to avoid. Interesting though!
The VCA thing is just the way they all work. An oscillator is always producing a constant tone. And via the envelope sent to the VCA, gives the effect of the oscillator starting, stopping, or fading away. Normally at zero volts nothing passes through the VCA. As soon as you apply voltage to the VCA it begins to pass signal. So by sending a voltage from an LFO, it passes signal acording to the waveform on the LFO. The filter has a similar effect in some modes. In lowpass mode, turned all the way down little or nothing passes through, even if the VCA is wide open. So the filter down will also restrict the signal ending up at VCA. And to further complicate things, the Minibrute
, has more than one way of self oscillating with either filter resonance turned up, and/or the brutefactor cranked up, giving more than the one signal from the mixer/oscillator going to the VCA.