The SonicSmith ConVerter E1 is just becoming available: it’s allegedly the fastest pitch-tracking device yet, and it produces v/oct pitch output, plus CV envelope out. As a fretless bass player and occasional slide guitarist, I’m kind of excited about being able to get non-quantised pitch control. MIDI’s good, but its limitations start showing when you add vibrato or deliberately play a little sharp or flat.
The problem is getting this into VCV-rack with the least possible added latency. The simplest path I can think of is a USB voltmeter with a module that continuously samples its output, and this leads to the question: is there already a module for this that I haven’t found yet? Alternatively, does anybody have a reasonable guess as to how hard it would be to write one, as their first VCV-rack module?
I did find two pitch-to-voltage modules, but latency is the killer when a guitar is involved, especially when you get down to bass frequencies.