Kermit mk III - coming soon

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by czern » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:53 am

"you can program entire self-contained synth patches" :eek:

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Post by jwm » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:56 pm

tell me more about "code scan" mode..

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Post by dooj88 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:38 pm

sick amount of features
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Post by mt3 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:56 pm

"I'm putting the finishing touches on Kermit mark III. Four channels of programmable modulation with controllable frequency, phase, amplitude, and 8 banks of 1-axis morphing wavetables. Each channel has the following operating modes: free run LFO (with 1v/oct response or reset input), tap tempo LFO (controllable division or multiplication of master clock), audio rate oscillator (normal, unison, or "code scan" mode), 1-shot envelope mode (normal, repeat, or clock-triggered), smooth or stepped random (optional tempo sync), and sample-and-hold/track-and-hold (also tempo capable). Four channels of 16-bit wavetables through a 16-bit DAC in 12HP.

Two channels have full controls and 1v/oct inputs. The others are also fully programmable despite their fewer controls (and lower sampling rate). Deep programming is accomplished by holding down any of the channel buttons and turning the desired target control. This way, you can program CV input attenuation for any of the three parameter destinations per channel, as well as the INTERNAL MODULATION MATRIX. The output of any channel can be set to modulate, through a large internal network of virtual attenuverters, any of the three main parameters on the other channels. You can program entire self-contained synth patches with multiple envelopes and modulation of audio-rate oscillations without using any patchcords. Imagine the possibilities given by the onboard random patch generator. The quality of the audio oscillators (and their frequency modulation) is closer to the MARK II series. It is not intended as a substitute for a Piston Honda mark III, instead it has a character of its own.

All settings are stored and recalled by the onboard voltage-controlled MORPHING PRESET MANAGER for maximum performance utility. Custom waveforms may be uploaded to the module through the front-panel microSD card slot, in WaveEdit format. The master tempo control has a manual tap button and trigger input, and sets the clock for all of the channels to derive their divided, synced oscillations. The OLED display shows the frequency of all channels (and master BPM) in meaningful units. Turning a control or programming a modulation parameter briefly shows a bar graph with the amount of modulation and units, if applicable. Holding down the rotary encoder button shows the map of all currently programmed modulations. Deeper parameters may also be programmed through the Mark III menu system.

Manufacturing has started, and a release date will be implied soon."


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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by VM » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:13 pm

I'm beginning to think think module just does too much.
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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by Ras Thavas » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:52 pm

jwm wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:56 pm
tell me more about "code scan" mode..
Yup, make that two of us...

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Post by autopoiesis » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:22 pm

if my guess is worth anything, "code scan" is externally driven wavetable lookup, like External In mode on the Piston Honda.

anyway, Kermit the third looks nuts. will be ready to move a Batumi along for this, despite all my grievances about manually saving settings on the MkIII series.

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by autopoiesis » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:50 pm

not to be too impatient but I would love to hear about the range of divisions and multiplications for the tempo-synced LFOs.

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Post by lionel » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:41 am

Bump !

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Post by mt3 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:56 pm

"During the previous months I’ve been putting the firmware through its paces, looking for things that may not be working as programmed or that I perceive as flawed. When Scott Jaeger made me aware that he was updating his previous design that was approaching its 5th birthday, I thought he was going to deliver what amounted to a quad LFO. It could be considered that, but it’s a magnitude more ambitious than that."

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by PiecesOfQuiet » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:18 pm

I was already 80% sold, but now I'll be ordering one as soon as I see a link up. Great stuff as always :sb:

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Post by dooj88 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:02 am

mt3 wrote:
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fuck YES. especially the last part of the first track. hypnotically blissful. :sb:

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by temaniak » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm

Very quiet in Harvestman thread. I think everyone is hiding and waiting for the Kermit explosion. :harvestman: :harvestman: :harvestman:

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Post by nios » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:43 pm

temaniak wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm
everyone is hiding and waiting for the Kermit explosion. :harvestman: :harvestman: :harvestman:
I certainly am. This is shaping up like it, oh, just might be one of the greatest modules ever created. No big deal.. no big deal.. :deadbanana:

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by PietroC » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 pm

Another Masterpiece In The MK3 Series
This is a Smorgasbord of possibilities
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Post by hawkfuzz » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:41 am

Website description added so it must be dropping soon.

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by Leverkusen » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:11 pm

That's a lot of features - this sounds interesting: "...the waveform “character” modes restrict the morph behavior or degenerate the audio to a minimum of 8 bits with limited horizontal resolution, like the Konami SCC chip used with the MSX computer". I hope he also gets the preset sequencing fixed.

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by jwm » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:31 am

code scan!



for those not on facebook: "there are three audio-rate oscillator modes on Kermit, this one (code scan) is reading the program data from the module and presenting it as audio. the memory location is being modulated by another kermit channel acting as LFO"

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by Leverkusen » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:15 am

Wow, I was torn between having no clue and imagining it to be just this. Sounds great! Does it still respond to pitch CV when doing this?

By now I was not sure if I'd really need a quad LFO'ish module but it shows more and more great features to make it somehow essential.

I want to patch it in its own preset input now...in a nice 12HP case... :zombie:

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by dooj88 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:47 am

jwm wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:31 am
code scan!



for those not on facebook: "there are three audio-rate oscillator modes on Kermit, this one (code scan) is reading the program data from the module and presenting it as audio. the memory location is being modulated by another kermit channel acting as LFO"

:harvestman:
so kermit is turn it's own brain into an oscillator? :mygod: :fap:

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by jwm » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:46 am

frick yeah fine tuuuunnee, had my fingers crossed for that.

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Re: Kermit mk III - coming soon

Post by gringostar » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 am

jwm wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:46 am
frick yeah fine tuuuunnee, had my fingers crossed for that.
Same.

Everything on the mkIII looks amazing, and I'm especially excited for envelope mode.

The ZC combined with the code scan oscillator mode would make some seriously deranged chiptune. That's a compliment btw, I can't wait to throw that into my PHmk1 or HDmk3.

This and the Andore Jr. were the modules I was most excited about from the mk3 seires.

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