Japanese manual (pdf)
Pressure Points (PP) is a manual controller that has the function of expanding a keyboard by pressing a touch plate made of copper wire. However, this keyboard can "play" anything controlled by the CV, not the pitch.
In PP, if you press the touch plate,
- The voltage set by the three knobs on each touch plate is output from the three Tuned Voltage Outs on the right side.
- Gate voltage from Gate Out
- From the Pressure Out, a voltage corresponding to the force to press the touch plate
And a total of 5 types of signals are output. When you release the touch plate, the voltage from Gate Out and Pressure Out becomes 0, and the voltage from Tuned Voltage Out remains the same.
To use it like a standard keyboard, input Gate Out into the envelope generator and Out X into the oscillator pitch 1V / Oct input. Applying it further
- Put the Pressure Out into the CV in of the module where the sound signal is passing, and patch it so that the tone changes with the strength with which you press it.
- Out Y Out Z into another oscillator's pitch 1V / Oct input, and use one finger to switch between 1 chords.
You can use it like this, or you can use it in completely different ways. As a device for storing presets, switching, and expanding
The voltage output from the Tuned Voltage Out is the X, Y, and Z knobs that correspond to the touch plate that was touched last, so by sending the destination to various CV in, you can switch between the three chords described above. You can do things other than the pitch of the oscillator.
As a simple example, set the X knob of stage 1 to 9 o'clock, set the X knob of stage 2 to about 3 o'clock, and touch the touch plates 1 and 2 alternately to switch the voltage from OUT X instantly. , X destination module can be used to switch on / off "2 states".
If you use all X ~ ZYou can instantly switch between three voltages.
Furthermore, Gate Out and Press Out are output from the moment of switching until you release your finger.One-touch dramatic scene changes
You can also patch it.
In addition, you can immediately use it completely unexpectedly by simply changing the destination such as the gate or OUT X or changing the stage to take out the Press OUT or Gate OUT (see INTERFACE).
Let's experiment! Be a sequencer with Brains! (BRAINS has been discontinued)
Pressure Points are dedicatedBrains
According to the clock signal by connecting the expander4-step sequencer
Will work as. In that casePlay the touch plate in sync with the clock
It is also possible. Chain available
Pressure Points Chain up to 4
It is highly expandable (up to 2 when connected to Brains).
Chains and Brains are connected by changing the jumper settings on the back and connecting a 10-pin cable.