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Kermit is a 4-channel, tempo-synchronized, wavetable oscillator (optimized for LFO) that allows you to switch between many modes. The C and D oscillators have only one knob, but parameters that are almost the same as A and B can be set independently by operating the button combo.Each channel acts as an LFO, oscillator, envelope, random, sample and hold. The Frequency, Waveform, and Amplitude parameters have different functions depending on the operation type, but they have roughly similar functions.Each parameter can be assigned to the modulation destination of the external CV input.Also, as a feature of Kermit, each other without patchingModulation between channelsis. Packing the maximum possible patch in a compact body.

The signal is output as a 16-bit signal by default, so even a slow LFO can draw an accurate waveform. The pitch stability as an oscillator is deliberately modest, with lower frequencies providing more stability. The sound quality has a crunchy texture unique to digital. Can be accessed from the channel menuCharacterDepending on the setting, the waveform can be made more lo-fi. Each lo-fi waveform is also given a unique character, and when it comes to lo-fi, it becomes 8 samples in 32 bits, which is close to the texture of a vintage Konami SCC chip. From micro SD cardOriginal waveformIt is also possible to load. Like the Piston Honda Mk3, the loaded wavetable is a free wavetable developed by Synthesis Technology.WaveditIt can be created by software. Place the wavetable file with the name "1.wav" in the top folder of the micro SD card formatted with FAT and load it from "Load Waves from SD" in the global menu. The original wavetable will be erased, but the IMEWebsiteIt can be downloaded from.

Each operation type can operate in synchronization with a clock that is a divided master tempo. Master tempo isTAPSet from the section using the Tap tempo button or the clock input.

Parameter settings other than all assignments and knobspresetStored in the CV to switch between multiple presetsMorphingIt is possible to. Preset morphing is possible with all IME Mk3 series modules, but Kermit will be particularly powerful.

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How to Use

Mode selection

The operating mode of each channel can be set by selecting it from the channel menu. For channel menu, refer to "Menu and preset operation" below. After selecting a rough Channel Type such as LFO or oscillator, select Channel Mode. If you press the button of each channel while holding the preset button closest to the display, you can advance the mode of that channel by one.ShortcutCan be used. CH C and D have the same channel button, so press the channel button while holding down the preset button and TAP button only when advancing to CH D mode.

CH C / D parameter setting

In CH C / D, one knob for each channel sets the same parameter as CH A / B, so turn the knob while pressing the button. The following table shows the buttons corresponding to each parameter. For example, to set the CH D Wave, hold down the CH B button and the CH C / D common button and turn the CH D knob.

Modulation destination assignment

Set the CV input assign destination for each channel as shown in the following table. For example, if you want to modulate the Waveform with the Channel A CV input, hold down the encoder and turn the CH A Waveform knob. CH C / D has one CV input in common and has few knobs, so the assignment method is different. For example, if you want to modulate the size of CH D with the C / D common CV input, turn the CH D knob while holding down the encoder and CH A button.

The modulation assignments between each channel are set as shown in the table below. For example, if you want CH D to modulate CH B Frequency, turn the CH B Freq knob while holding down the C / D common button and encoder. If you want CH C to modulate the CH D Waveform, hold down the C / D common button, encoder, and TAP button, and turn the CH D knob.

Menu and preset operations

If you press one of the CH A, B, C / D buttons while holding down the encoder, the correspondingChannel menuAppears on the display. CH C / D has the same menu screen, and CH D is displayed after CH C. In addition to selecting the operation type and mode, you can select the voltage range (12Vpp: for LFO or random, 0-6V: for envelope, 1Vpp: for video synthesizer), clear assignments and the above Character selection.

If you press the button near the display while holding down the encoderGlobal preset menuIs displayed. You can save, recall, and clear presets as well as set CV control settings for presets and load wavetables from the above micro SD.

Mode overview

  • LFO Type
    • LFO (Free Running): A simple LFO that keeps running. Speed ​​(Frequency), amplitude (Amplitude), waveform (Waveform) can be modulated, 1V / Oct controls speed with 1V / Oct.
    • LFO (Reset): Same as Free Running, but 1V / Oct input can be used as trigger input to perform waveform reset. The start position in the waveform can be changed by the Phase setting
    • LFO (TAP Tempo): The LFO that is synchronized with the BPM detected in the TAP section is output, and with Frequency, it is discontinuously controlled to a speed that is an integral multiple of the clock or a fraction of an integer. 1V / Oct becomes a reset input, but the actual reset is performed in synchronization with the clock immediately after the reset is input.
  • Oscillator Type
    • Oscillator:Oscillator mode operates at audio rates and operates from 16Hz to 1kHz. It is greatly affected by the Character setting in the menu.
    • Unison:Similar to Oscillator mode, but adds a bit of detuned waveform to add thickness to the sound.
    • Code Scan:This is an oscillator mode that outputs a destructive sound with harsh based on the actual code in the module. Waveform changes the location of the code you read
  • Envelope Type
    • 1-Shot Envelope: When triggered by 1V / Oct, the waveform envelope determined by Waveshape is output once. Frequency determines envelope speed, Amplitude determines size
    • Gated repeats: In this mode, the envelope similar to 1-Shot Envelope is repeated while the gate to 1V / Oct is ON.
    • Tempo Envelope: Outputs a repetitive envelope in sync with the tempo determined by TAP and Frequency
  • Random Type
    • Smooth Random: This mode outputs a random voltage that fluctuates. The probability of random movement is controlled by Frequency, and Amplitude controls size. Wavdform is invalid
    • Stepped Random: A step random voltage that changes stepwise in synchronization with the tempo determined by Frequency is output. Amplitude controls the magnitude. Waveform is invalid
    • Tempo Random: Outputs a step random voltage that changes stepwise in synchronization with the tempo determined by TAP divided by Frequency. Amplitude controls the size. Waveform is disabled
  • Sample & Hold Type (CH A / B only) 
    • Sample + Hold: It operates as a sample and hold with 1V / Oct as the trigger input and CV input as the sample input. Waveform is invalid. Amplitude is the output signal attenuator
    • Track + Hold: It operates as a track and hold with 1V / Oct as the gate input and CV input as the track input.The input is output as it is while the gate is ON, and when it is OFF, the voltage at the end of the gate ON is retained.
    • Tempo S + H: Sample and hold is performed by synchronizing the tempo determined by TAP with the clock divided by Frequency.
  • OSC Copy (CH C / D only): In this mode, you can copy the settings of any oscillator in the module and set only the phase freely. This will allow you to output signals such as quadrature LFO linked to the copy source channel.