Posted on 2021-04-29, 04:24 PMV5.0 is now available, with tons of improvements thanks to your suggestions ---> https://kodamo.org/firmwares.php
Do not hesitate to share your impressions here 😉
Posted on 2021-04-29, 04:37 PMOH BOYYYY! Just updated it! Everything of mine is getting updates recently! My line 6 helix did 2 weeks ago, then my tasty chips gr-1 granular synth did 2 days ago and then my hydrasynth did 2 days ago and now this kodama one :D Thank you!
Posted on 2021-04-29, 06:29 PMWell done guys 👍
Posted on 2021-04-29, 06:39 PMHaving that same LATCH feature available elsewhere would be awesome I think 😍. Put it in the touch piano section too by velocity. Having it available per voice and patch would be cool too so when editing we can use it as well instead of going to voice sequencer to latch it and backing out to edit and back to voice sequencer to unlatch it etc.. etc..
Posted on 2021-04-29, 07:03 PMOhh no I just realized the start up screen changed too. I enjoyed the other one better lol...
Also pitch bend range, portspd and pan used to auto save where you had them and stay there on start up each time but now it's starting up with pitch bend on 48
Posted on 2021-04-29, 07:10 PMAwesome work, Stephane! Great to see so many of our suggestions incorporated here 🙂👍🧡
Posted on 2021-04-29, 07:39 PMthank you very much guys for all the hard work! outstanding support!!
Posted on 2021-04-29, 07:48 PM
now it's starting up with pitch bend on 48
Yes because in MPE mode it made more sense to have it to 48 by default.
If you're using a normal keyboard, in Global > MIDI select Omni for the Global Channel (instead of MPE), then the pitch bend will be set to 2 semitones by default
Posted on 2021-04-29, 07:56 PMOk thank you, that worked :)
Posted on 2021-04-29, 08:22 PMOk another thing regarding latch feature. Possible we could make it the other latch version or make it have 2 different versions of latch?
For instance when you use this latch anything that you play on top will keep stacking and stacking and stacking. Maybe the other option where say you hit a chord or note and it sustains and then when you hit another chord or note it changes to that and sustains without stacking on top of each other.
I know it's only there so we can latch something while editing the sequencer, but work flow I think would be better with the other latch version because sometimes we wanna hear the edited changes and timbres we did in real time with different chords and notes but having to uncheck and play, recheck and play is tiresome.
Posted on 2021-04-29, 08:58 PMI suggest you press Panic to reset the latch, it's very useful for that (and also for sound design in general, to cut note releases and reverb tails).
Latch may be improved as you suggest in a future version, currently it just simulates a sustain pedal
Posted on 2021-04-29, 09:21 PM"I suggest you press Panic to reset the latch"
This is true 🙂 forgot I could do that however I was also looking at the other latch option as a musical / writing feature as well. For instance you could use it while recording or videoing or writing etc.. all in real time instead of having to hit panic each time to cut things off to change chords and notes.
Sorry not really trying to nit-pick, just ideas coming to my head while I'm messing with it lol 😀 Thanks for everything you've already done!
Posted on 2021-04-29, 11:48 PMThis is very well appreciated! And the USB mouse also works with a wireless mouse and USB dongle. Very cool!!
Any idea when you will be able to implement keeping the CC window is Perf mode open?
Posted on 2021-04-29, 11:59 PMGreat update. Thank you for all the hard work Kodamo team. 🧡🤟👍
Posted on 2021-04-30, 01:07 AMThanks for the hard work!
Posted on 2021-04-30, 04:11 AMthanks very much for this update.
i have a lock-up issue with in patch mode i would be interested to see if anyone can replicate?
enter patch mode, select any patch, press edit, select patch in the tab [this should already be selected], press the tuning button, when the list of tunings appear scroll down a few times, & then up all the way to the top [scale overide], mine then locks up completely requiring a power down to restart. sometimes it will also playout a **very loud** tone, while its locked up !
Posted on 2021-04-30, 04:43 AMI get the lockup as well.
Posted on 2021-04-30, 12:15 PMFixed. If you use that feature I suggest you update your EFM again. Usually small bugs wait for the next release but we fix any lock-ups immediately. Thank you for reporting! 👍
Posted on 2021-04-30, 12:16 PMYes tuning table lock up fixed here now.
On another topic.
I still don't get true Mono mode, I thought that had been fixed?
Voices still carry on which is not good especially with low frequencies overlapping.
ESFM is the only synth I've ever used that behaves in mono mode like this!
Which on one hand this is cool as I do like the sound of this very much in some situations but I think we need the usual mono mode behaviour, an option to have both would be good?
Posted on 2021-04-30, 12:18 PMYou should be able to get true mono by assigning an Exclusion Group to the layer you want, then checking "hard cut on exclusion"
Posted on 2021-04-30, 12:39 PMBrilliant ±!!+
tunings not locking up now but noticed you can't add to a pack of tunings and load at once, small point but thought I'd mention it.
Posted on 2021-04-30, 02:35 PMGreat update, thanks Kodamo 👍
This has fixed an issue I had with connecting my Torso T-1 sequencer via USB which meant that I couldn’t use it. Now it works fine. I do however sometimes get stuck notes when playing with the Keystep via MIDI in, on top of the T-1.
I have had an issue with not being able to go back via the tabs. Nothing happened when pressing the tabs so I had to press Perform to go back.
After a restart tabs worked again.
Had a freeze too while adjusting some settings in the long delay in Perform mode (sequencer running).
Posted on 2021-04-30, 03:44 PMWe found what may cause the stuck note issue when you're using both devices at the same time, don't worry you won't have to wait much before it gets fixed.
Posted on 2021-04-30, 04:04 PMI'm so glad to hear that 😀 I really want to use both together like this onward, so great.
Thought it might be complex or not possible to fix it. Thanks.
Posted on 2021-04-30, 04:32 PMMaster tune does not seem to work now?
Posted on 2021-04-30, 04:39 PMAre you testing your tunings in "Advanced Mode" ? In that mode Master Tune is ignored since each note has a set frequency in Hz. That could be changed however, to add more flexibility
Posted on 2021-04-30, 10:25 PMoh ok, yes we really need master-tuning in advanced mode...we can't have simple mode having more tuning features 😉
Just found another big bug, all the loaded .scl tunings are forgotten on power down, which makes the 'add to tuning pack bug' even more important now as we're going to have to load all the tuning files back in again...one at a time.😢
Posted on 2021-04-30, 10:55 PMThis is not a bug, you need to Save imported elements to make them permanent (they have an asterisk next to their name).
About the 'add to tuning pack bug', can you elaborate ? I thought you were looking for a feature to allow adding elements to an existing pack.
Posted on 2021-05-01, 12:07 AMEDIT: Couldn't find a way to delete my post so just editing it with this.... "Never mind, I need to learn to read the manual more often before commenting haha. User error on my end."
Posted on 2021-05-01, 12:32 AMEffects are only saved in Patches and Performances. Not in Voices, so that's probably what you experienced here.
On the Voice List, the Effects button is here just for listening purposes (like the Portamento setting, Pan, Mono...)
If you like a Voice with a specific effect setting when you're in voice mode, you can press "Create Patch From". That will create a new patch, with this voice as a layer, and copy the effect settings into it.
You can also do it the other way in Patch mode : create a new patch, assign an empty voice to it and edit the voice from there. So you're ready to add effects, layers and more.
EDIT: Couldn't find a way to delete my post so just editing it with this.... "Never mind, I need to learn to read the manual more often before commenting haha. User error on my end."
No worries ! I leave my reply here for other people in case 😉
Posted on 2021-05-01, 12:39 AMThank you lol 😀
Posted on 2021-05-04, 11:28 AMoh save tunings, yes, I KEEP forgetting essence works like this, thanks for the help.