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Had a little jam with mine yesterday at a friend's place. He was playing on an electribe and his other friend was playing with a volca. Everyone, myself included, was blown away at not only the low-end but also the range and quality out of this thing.

 

I was also shocked at how much precision this one has over the PO-12 (the only one I have to compare it to). The parameter lock system makes basslines and melodies a real possibility. Also the parameter transitions are buttery smooth. You can just about make a full track with this one, certainly if you add a volca or two. 

 

Looking forward to the ice melting off the sidewalks so I can walk/bus to work again, just to have an excuse to play with this thing twice a day. 

 

If this had a switchable backlight and a MIDI input, and maybe another bank of patterns, it would be pretty much perfect. If TE released a deluxe version with these features in a slightly bigger form factor, they'd sell as fast as they could make them.

 

Really hoping to see the sampler version of this soon. 

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both my submissions for the most idm comp this year feature microtonic and the po-32, hope they get in.. I love the po:'s but this one beats all of the others by far

 

edit: the 24 has the best sequencer imo you can use the effects outside of play mode! which is really cool... protip for the 32 - if you double click a sound it mutes it!

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wouldn't let me edit: I'm sure with a bit of basic soldering and electronics knowledge you could make it understand midi!

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the 24 has the best sequencer imo you can use the effects outside of play mode! which is really cool... protip for the 32 - if you double click a sound it mutes it!

I know you can hold down a sound button to mute its column's synth voice but double clicking doesn't seem to do anything? Would be a cool trick if I could figure out how to do it.

 

Also from what I've read the 24 seems to be really similar to the 12 except it has a solo feature. That's pretty cool.

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ok the holding down it is! seemed to remember it was double pressing, sorry!

 

edit: the 24 has the same parameter lock features as the 32, and a couple of sweet melodic sounds.. but yeah 32 beats both 24 and 12 in the end

 

also, you say you want a sampler but you don't really need one imo considering you can synthesise almost anything with microtonic!

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holy shit sound+button solos an instrument!!

 

edit: and you can write parameter locks while in solo! (write+sound+button+turning knobs)

 

THIS is the deluxe PO!

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Damn. I need one too.

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ok the holding down it is! seemed to remember it was double pressing, sorry!

 

edit: the 24 has the same parameter lock features as the 32, and a couple of sweet melodic sounds.. but yeah 32 beats both 24 and 12 in the end

 

also, you say you want a sampler but you don't really need one imo considering you can synthesise almost anything with microtonic!

No worries!

 

Things I can't synthesize with Microtonic:

- Funk records

- Kung fu movie sound fx

- Old anime sound fx (actually that's not necessarily true - see preset #4!)

- Bad sci-fi dialog

- Field recordings

- FX feedback loop jam sessions

- Chord stabs

But that's cool! I've got other samplers, just none anywhere near as cute as a PO.

 

holy shit sound+button solos an instrument!!

 

edit: and you can write parameter locks while in solo! (write+sound+button+turning knobs)

 

THIS is the deluxe PO!

Ooh good tip... will try in a sec...

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you can do all that with post filtering!

 

the correct order of buttons is sound+button+write+turing knobs

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Solo trick is nice! 

 

That led me to find another one - acc+button = preview accented sound. I guess that probably should have been obvious, ha. Nice to know, though.

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i can't help myself. i just keep turning the drive up and now half of my kit is suuuper dirty o_O

 

have you guys messed with the morph feature much? it's a bit hard for me to grasp fully but in essence it can allow you to have two completely different sounds per patch and then a middle ground that is essentially a combination of those two patches (3rd patch)

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have you guys messed with the morph feature much? it's a bit hard for me to grasp fully but in essence it can allow you to have two completely different sounds per patch and then a middle ground that is essentially a combination of those two patches (3rd patch)

Yep :) It's a brilliant feature because it effectively makes that second knob do whatever you want. I like it a lot on that snare preset where it goes from a short little pop to a nice "reverb" tail.

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Don't forget about scripting stuff inside microtonic. You can produce pretty wild stuff with 'em and then use this with PO.

There are some useful scripts on sonic charge forum.

 

http://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/212-extra-scripts-for-microtonic-by-mdk

http://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/54-first-script-package-for-microtonic

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yeah this is so much more than its worth! love TE... I'm currently studing engineering physics, would love to work for them in the future!

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Just ordered one of these off ebay because I have a vacation coming up and I want a toy to bring with me. Very xcite!

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