LIVE

play (while in NAV mode)
top LEDs: orange + white

LIVE Buttons

transport

play +
double speed
play +
half speed
loop
toggle loop
while playing
record
start overdub recording
record +
start overwrite recording
while recording
record
stop recording
record +
toggle overdub/overwrite

cues

add a cue
add a cue and start looping
loop + record
add a cue and record
loop +
go to next cue
loop +
go to previous cue

switch modes

play
switch to NAV mode
record (hold)
switch to GLOBAL mode

LIVE CV Control

Starting with firmware 1.2, THIS or THAT can be assigned alternate behaviors in LIVE mode. Enter the selector to change THIS/THAT modes by pressing record while inserting a cable into THIS or THAT, then select the new mode by pressing the button indicated below. To mix/match modes, press and hold your THIS selection then press your THAT selection.

dub

toggle recording and level (default)
select with play
THIS
input: trigger
toggle recording (punch in/out)
while playing
THAT
input: 0 to -5v
playback level (-5v is quieter)
while recording
THAT
input: 0 to -5v
overdub (0v) to overwrite (-5v) — previous material not heard
input: 0 to +5v
overdub (0v) to overwrite (5v) — previous material is heard

transport

cues and speed (identical to NAV)
select with
THIS
input: -5v to +5v
when playhead reaches a cue point, jumps to the cue indicated by THIS voltage — all cue points are evenly distributed
THAT
input: -5v to +5v
tape speed — fast backwards (-5v) to fast forwards (+5v)

signal

location ramp output and boundry trigger
select with loop
THIS
output: -5v to +5v
outputs voltage according to loop position (-5V start to +5v end)
THAT
output: trigger
sends a trigger whenever the play head hits a cue point

caption

record CV
select with record
THIS
input: -5v to +5v
CV to be recorded
THAT
output: -5v to +5v
recorded CV output

sample

jump cues and v/octave pitch shift (similar to CUE)
select with
THIS
input: trigger
go to the most recently passed cue immediately — attaching a parallel static voltage (-1V to 1V) allows it to jump forward or backward by a single cue
THAT
input: -5v to +5v
v/octave tape speed

LIVE LEDs

w/ (top)

orange + white
blinks at cue boundries

loop

all off
not looping - past last cue point
orange + white
looping — brightness indicates current loop position
orange to white
not looping — brightness indicates current position between cues

play

dub, caption, signal, and caption
white
playing
transport
orange to white
tape speed — fast backwards (orange) to fast forwards (white)
sample
white
v/octave tape speed - dimmer is slower

record

all off
not recording
white
recording in overdub mode
orange + white
recording in overwrite mode
dub mode, with cable into THAT
orange
not recording
orange + white
recording - orange brightens toward overwrite

CUE

loop + record (while in NAV)
top LEDs: orange

CUE Buttons

transport

play
audition tape — head jumps back to where it started on release
move play head forward
move play head backward

cues

loop +
go to next cue
loop +
go to previous cue
if record light is white (indicates play head not at a cue point)
record
relocate cue point to current position
if record light is orange (indicates play head is at a cue point)
record
delete cue
loop + record
add a cue point at current position

switch modes

loop
switch to NAV
record (hold)
switch to GLOBAL

CUE CV Control

THIS
input: gate
play (and loop) while gate is high
THIS
input: -2v to + 2v
a ssmall CV in parallel with gate will perform a cue motion on next gate — -1v to -2v to select previous cue, +1 to +2 to select next cue
THAT
input: -5v to +5v
v/octave tape speed

CUE LEDs

w/ (top)

white
blinks at cue boundries

loop

orange + white
looping — brightness indicates current loop position

play

all off
not playing
white
v/octave tape speed when playing — dimmer is slower

record

orange
play head is at cue point
white
play head not at cue point

GLOBAL

record (hold) (while in any mode)
top LEDs: orange + white blinking

GLOBAL Buttons

select tape

loop
then select new tape with loop, play, and record
then to confirm new tape selection and exit to NAV

in->out monitoring

record
toggle in->out monitoring

clear all cues

loop (hold)
then press record to confirm clear all cues and exit to NAV

switch modes

switch to NAV

GLOBAL LEDs

w/ (top)

orange + white
blinking together
when in tape select mode
orange + white
alternating blinking
when in clear all cues mode
orange + white
solid

record

white
in->out monitoring off
orange + white
in->out monitoring on
when in clear all cues mode
orange + white
blinking together

loop, play, record

when in tape select mode
orange + white dim
currently selected tape
orange + white bright
newly selected tape

OTHER stuff

clear tape

  • turn on synthesizer while holding record + the play orange LED should be slowly pulsing
  • then press play, followed by record, followed by loop (follow the lights)

boot into Izzy (interactive tutorial)

  • turn on synthesizer while holding loop + record

engage bootloader (update firmware)

  • turn on synthesizer while holding record
  • play new file into IN
  • more details >>

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