Hello good people,
Once again I am pestering you all about:
A ‘Theremin’ style controller for Trautonium in VCV Rack. I have constructed a Trautonium synth voice from schematics from Doepfer modules. Only thing I am stuck on is the wire controller, any ideas about what modules I could use to achieve that. here’s a link to a YouTube video:
Using ribbon controller as a Theremin style scale generator and vibrato?
Using the gamepad MIDI driver of one of the VCV or stoermelder MIDI modules to capture X &/or Y movements of the joystick seems like a good place to start for this.
Thanks for the fast answer, but I have not got an Gamepad Joystick.
I have added a Vibrato module controlled by Impromptu Tact 1 [Thanks to Worker 13 for that good idea]. But I’m looking for a a way of controlling my version similar to the Trautonik video. Not even sure that is feasible. Anyone know how to create a Theremin style device in VCV Rack?
Voxglitch and JW modules both have XY Pad modules, if the Tact isn’t sufficient. I guess I’m not clear on what parts you have sorted and what you’re still lacking.
I will save the patch to Patchstorage, so you can have a look, would that be better?
I have the main body of the synth done, just trying to figure out the wire controller on the video, not sure if it’s even possible!
Trautonium Tact 1 controllers | Patchstorage
with recording capabilities too
Thanks, So would the Vector mixer control/change the pitch?
I am a little confused about what I am trying to achieve, the video shows how a Trautonium sound can be manipulated using the wire contact controller.
Maybe I’m being too ambitious or pedantic.
Are you thinking about a virtual ribbon controller that is driven by the mouse pointer?
That sounds about it, does/can that be implemented in Rack? Any suggestions?
Here are 2 modules that capture the horizontal and the vertical movements of the mouse pointer.
You will need to subtract -5 Volts on the x-axis to reach low pitches. The y-axis can be used to modulate volume or filter cutoff or whatever you like.
Bu I recommend bying a dedicated hardware like the Doepfer Ribbon Controller A-198 or the Linnstrument Linnstrument or the Haken Audio Continuum https://www.hakenaudio.com
Thank you, I will have a look and try those 2 modules. Looking at the prices, I may not be buying any of the hardware any time soon.
Now that’s more my price range and capability, but how would you connect that to VCV Rack, no physical modules here! I’m a tight, cheap kind of guy!
So if I can use the modules 1st and then mutilate a VHS tape if need be.
Maybe touchOSC hexler.net | TouchOSC fits into your budget. I think it costs less than $10 and requires a touch-device (Android or iOS).
Yup that looks good but would it work on a laptop with no touch capability. Probably not.
But thanks for all these options, it is something to consider. Android touchscreen tablet [?] would work though with Touch Osc, something to consider.
Much appreciated, thanks for your time.