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PreenFM2 / Re: FM Questions
« on: February 26, 2015, 10:24:34 PM »
The big difference in Preen vs Yamaha is the lack of feedback.

PreenFM2 / Re: Troubleshooting sudden display bug
« on: February 22, 2015, 11:34:29 PM »
Check the soldering on the connectors. It's a common enough fault.

PreenFM2 / Re: [SOLVED] Finished PreenFM2 - not booting
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:55:00 PM »
Is it USB2?

PreenFM2 / Re: [SOLVED] Finished PreenFM2 - not booting
« on: July 06, 2014, 09:56:53 PM »
When flashing BIOSes they say 2GB or lower. So is there some sort of difference once you get above 2GB?

I think 2GB is the limit of FAT16, perhaps some drives are FAT16 and not FAT32?

PreenFM2 / Re: Any Bitpop/blipblop/Chiptune sounds for PreenFM2?
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:31:49 PM »
Subtractive synths are more suited to this. Preen would be more suited to the Megadrive/Genesis era.

What you really want is a square or tri wave since that's what most of the cheap soundchips used. Obviously the C64 was different (and POKEY to an extent).

Preen has some different waves, so it may be possible to do simple patches which are on/off (many machines didn't have envelopes or only one per chip).

Not saying you can't do it on an FM synth, but it's like using a flamethrower to light a candle :)

PreenFM2 / Re: Fresh PreenFM2, but with display problem
« on: July 02, 2014, 05:33:46 PM »
Yup, seems like a faulty part. The Preen just writes text to the display, it isn't a graphical display. So any malformations will be down to a fault in the display.

PreenFM2 / Re: Patch Randomiser
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:20:13 PM »
Well, it was more of a "patch load" option. You select two patches, then a ratio between the two and then can preview the result. It would have to ignore some parameters of course.

It would probably create a load of awful noise :)

PreenFM2 / Re: Patch Randomiser
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:40:49 PM »
Morph option?

Select two patches and gradually cross fade into another (you would select L:R percentage 100:0 50:50 etc).

PreenFM2 / Re: Patch Randomiser
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:36:36 PM »
It could be written as an external tool or be implemented in an editor.

But with FM random patches tend to be very unmusical.

PreenFM2 / Re: operator feedback
« on: June 18, 2014, 08:40:23 AM »
Coding on the ATMega is like programming an early home computer from the 1980s.

Coding on the ARM boards is like programming an early smartphone.

That's in terms of resources anyway, execution speed is much quicker. You don't have any OS to worry about in terms of memory.

PreenFM2 / Re: Not recognized as a USB device
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:09:39 PM »
Probably the connections the wrong way around. Took me a few goes to get my cable working.

PreenFM2 / Re: OS not finding /pfm2 directory
« on: March 09, 2014, 04:40:19 PM »
Did you format the drive with FAT or NTFS?

PreenFM2 / Re: 1.B5 Firmware February 9th
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:08:06 PM »
Metal case with green buttons and a data slider? :)

What would be nice is a graphical display and 8 encoders. Preen 3? :)

PreenFM2 / Re: 1.B5 Firmware February 9th
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:18:15 PM »
Nope, I don't tend to bother as I switch everything on in one go :)

PreenFM2 / Re: 1.B5 Firmware February 9th
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:34:21 PM »
Or fit a power switch to the device.

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