Maybe I am missing something! But I just got this amazing synth and can’t get aftertouch to control VCA gain. I see VCA ENV is a destination now and it does register as legal on the front of the unit when you link it to aftertouch but I so far cannot get it to work. I am a wind synth player and am sending aftertouch from my EWI’s breath sensor while trying to modulate VCA gain like a horn. It works fine to use the VCF cutoff this way so I know it is working on some parameters. Is it possible to modulate +/- 100% VCA gain on this synth in firmware 0.53?
I’m also finding this issue on my Super 6. Whether I assign velocity to the VCA envelope level through the modulation matrix or use the dynamics switch, the VCA is not responding to velocity. Right now I’m having velocity manipulate envelope sustain instead, but the effect isn’t the same (attack still goes to maximum level). Hoping a fix is on the way!
No I didn’t forget. Thanks for the help though. I actually emailed Udo and they confirmed that unless you are using one of the LFO’s to modulate VCA Gain, it currently does not work correctly, as I thought. You do hear a super subtle shift, but nothing really usable unless you use an LFO to do it. I’m trying to use breath cc#2 or aftertouch to modulate vca gain and it doesn’t work right yet. Hope they repair it on the next update.
I have to revoke my statement made above due to a user error.
It works in both directions. When I dial in negative amounts it gets quieter and with positive amounts, it gets louder.
The depth/effect is not as deep(I guess this is what MattMarantz stated) as I would have expected, but it somehow works.
@MattMarantz i posted in another thread but bringing discussion back here. Modulation of VCA gain is currently limited to a low level, primarily to stop high gains resulting from positive modulation clipping the output. I want to understand the use case better so we can make it work with controllers that expect to turn it all the way down to zero by cc control. Can you let me know what your controllers are? Which cc do they send to expect 0-100% vca level?
Yes, I can control the VCF on the filter cutoff and other params. The VCA Gain seems to only be 100% modulative from an LFO. The VCA Gain destination modulation available from other modulators is too subtle to be noticed of usable from my perspective. Case in point, I cannot hear any VCA gain modulation whatsoever when I use my breath controller as a modulator.
CC#2 would be fine as a modulator if it could be set as a modulator on the Super 6. It may be possible but I do not currently know how to set a CC# as a modulator on the Super 6. That being said, I have experienced several synths not playing nice with CC#2 as a modulator and they seem to work better with Aftertouch. So some testing would be in order to determine which modulator Super 6 prefers. That may be up to an EWI player as it’s usually not a subtle difference. Yes EWI’s can send more than one modulator at a time from their breath sensors. Aftertouch, Poly Aftertouch, Expression CC#11, Breath CC#2, and one additional CC# of one’s choosing may all be sent from the breath sensor simultaneously. No added latency. It’s a sweet little axe.