ModPanel8 CV Control Board

Hamu

CV Control Board

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ModPanel8 CV Control Board

  • • CV Control Board
  • • RIP Håkan Müller

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Håkan Müller, creator of the Hamu devices passed away in May 2018. Please remember Håkan when you are inking your rack purple.

Håkan Müller, creator of the Hamu devices passed away in May 2018. He suffered from ALS for 3 years and finally decided to leave. To honor Håkan, you can use his Rack Extensions for free from now on. Please remember Håkan when you are inking your rack purple.

The ModPanel8 has all the functionality you need to run your live performance from a single control panel:

  • 48 control outputs, to control all your devices
  • Save and restore control settings in patches
  • Midi notes and performance outputs
  • PolyCV outputs
  • Midi key control for 0, 8 or 16 button outputs

Perfect for remote control surfaces!

  • Control several combinators from the same ModPanel
  • Let your MIDI keyboard and your controller follow selected track
  • Use several ModPanel tracks to get immediate and easy access to control everything in your rack

Remote maps are available for Behringer BCF2000, Novation Automap and Korg NanoKontrol. More expected, like Lemur Templates and TouchOsc layouts for iPad.

Also available in black/gray/white, as Newtrol 8, in case all this purple makes you sick.

Product details

A controller for everything!

The basic idea with the ModPanel is to provide a ready solution for all control needs in Reason.

Now you can setup your rack so you get full and flexible access from your remote controller as well as midi keyboard. To make this possible, ModPanel includes not only lots of controls with CV outputs, but also patch handling for the settings, a midi note distributor and performance outputs.

The controls

There are plenty of controls available on the ModPanel8:

  • 8 faders

  • 8 toggle buttons

  • 8 momentary buttons

  • 24 knobs

Bipolar & Inverted outputs switches

Each fader and knob can be individually set to bipolar or unipolar mode, and each button can be individually set to normal or inverted mode.

Scale (amount) modulation inputs

For each channel there is a modulation input which can be used to scale the output levels of all controls of the specific channel.

Patch handling

With all these controls, it is of course essential to be able to save and restore the settings with the use of patches.

Hold outputs

When the 'Hold Outs' button switch is on, your control changes will not affect the outputs until you release the switch again. This can be used for manual changes, as well as for patch changes.

Notice that the button itself is part of a saved patch, so you will in advance decide what will happen after loading the patch back. If a patch was saved with Hold Outs on, it will not affect your outputs when loaded, until you release the switch. Since release 1.1.1 CV inputs are added for easier control of the hold gate for the outputs.

Midi notes, performance and PolyCV outputs are NOT affected by any patch change or Hold Outs setting.

Note and gate outputs

The ModPanel includes a midi note distributor, making it possible to use from one up to eight pairs of "Sequencer CV". Sustain will by default affect the distributed sequencer CV directly, but can optionally be turned off. Since release 1.1.1 PolyCV outputs are added, allowing you to distribute your midi note events through only two cables.

Midi control of momentary and toggle buttons

Release 1.1.1 introduces the ability to control the buttons outputs from your midi keyboard. There are separate settings for the momentary and toggle buttons, where you select the activating midi keys and decide if you want momentary (trigger) or toggle (switch) operation.

Override your combinators

If you, like many of us, use combinator tracks, and have your remote control surface follow the selected track, you may be frustrated by the combinators limited number of controls.

Now you can select ModPanel tracks instead of combinator tracks. You can connect the ModPanel outputs directly to any CV input of any device, or use a combinator input to route the CV to any device through the combinator programmer. You can even use several combinators from the same ModPanel. With midi outputs available for sequencer CV and performance CV, the potential is almost endless.

RELEASE NOTES

  • 1.0.1 Original release
  • 1.1.1 CV inputs for Hold Outs gating
  • 1.1.1 PolyCV outputs for note events
  • 1.1.1 Midi key control of button outputs
  • 1.1.2 Bugfix; PolyCV will now end notes at stop
  • 1.1.2 Added shadow to PolyCV knob and note lamps to folded front
  • 1.1.3 Bugfix; A.Touch is now working correctly
  • discontinued

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ModPanel versions difference summary

  • MP8 has

    • 8 channels, 48 controls
    • 8 Seq CV out pairs, + perfomance outputs
    • Bipolar and invert switches for each widget
  • MP12 has

    • 12 channels, 72 controls
    • 8 Seq CV out pairs, + perfomance outputs
    • Bipolar and invert switches for each widget
  • MP16 has

    • 16 channels, 96 controls
    • 1 Seq CV out pair (no perfomance outputs)
    • Bipolar and invert switches cover half rows

Why are there three different versions?

Well, in some cases you may prefer a spacey layout, longer tags, close match to your favourite remote controller and a full set of midi outputs. ModPanel 8 could be ideal.

Other times you need as many control widgets as possible on a single device, and ModPanel 16 is the choice. Midi outputs are reduced since Reason (SDK) limits the total number of outputs.

You really only want one panel, to keep things easy? Maybe ModPanel 12 is the ideal compromise?