Snowgrains is a patch for the Organelle M. It features audio input, a subtractive synth and most importantly a granular synth. The granular synth can sample sound from the microphone / line in, and from the subtractive synth. This manual is a quick referance guide to what all the different parameters does. It does require basic knowledge of the device itself.
This patch only works on the Organelle M and not on the original device.
There are two different versions.
This is becausethe patch is using two external libraries:
If you have these two libraries installed already via Deken you can download the light version. If you do not have these installed you download the full version. If you are unsure just download the full version.
The keyboard notes function change depending on what page you have selected with the encoder.
On page 1 and 2 the keyboard notes control the pitch of the subtractive synth. If the arpeggiator is turned OFF every other note you play on the keyboard will be transposed up one octave. If the arpeggiator is turned ON it will automaticly arpeggiate between the two octaves.
On page 3 and 4 the keyboard notes control the pitch of the granular synth. The left part of the keyboard transposes the granular synth in semitones while the right part of the keyboard controls the granular synth in octaves. See illustration.
The LED shows the recording status for the granular synth.
|Off||No recording is happening right now|
|Flashing red||The granular synth is currently recording|
|Blue||The granular synth is transitioning|
(because transition is set to slow) and will soon start recording
Ps this function only work correctly when using midi over USB. If you want to control parameters with MIDI CC please do midi over usb. If you are only going to play notes you can use the midi trs port. I am in contact with C&G to figure this out.
When you turn on external midi control (page 8 parameter 4) you can control everything with external midi. When page 8 is selected you can press the AUX button to scroll thru the list of midi CC numbers.
Ps. Activating or deactivating external midi control will also:
|Midi channel||Midi message||Parameter|
|1||CC01-31||See pages and parameters|
|2||Notes 0-127||Pitch of subtractive synth|
|3||Notes 60-71||Transpose granular synth in semitones|
|3||Notes 72, 74, 76, 77, 79, 81, 83||Transpose granular synth in octaves|
|3||Note 0||Start recording|
|1 - Synth1||Cutoff||Cutoff frequency of lowpass filter for subtractive synth||1|
|1 - Synth1||Sub||Sine wave sub oscillator||2|
|1 - Synth1||Octave||Octave of synth||3|
|1 - Synth1||Rate||Rate of octave arpeggiator||4|
|2 - Synth2||Resonance||Resonance of lowpassfilter for subtractive synth||5|
|2 - Synth2||Sweep||LFO on cutoff frequency for subtractive synth||6|
|2 - Synth2||Sweep Time||Rate of cutoff LFO||7|
|2 - Synth2||Arp||Octave arpeggiator ON/OFF||8|
|3 - Granulator1||Trig Speed||How often to trigger a new grain||9|
|3 - Granulator1||Start Point||Start point of each grain||10|
|3 - Granulator1||Start Fine||Fine setting for the start point||11|
|3 - Granulator1||Grain Size||Size of each grain||12|
|4 - Granulator2||Spray||Variation of start point||13|
|4 - Granulator2||Stereo||Random delay amount between L and R channel||14|
|4 - Granulator2||Cutoff||Cutoff frequency of lowpass filter for granular synth||15|
|4 - Granulator2||Resonance||Resonance of lowpassfilter for granular synth||16|
|5 - Mixer||SynthVolume||Volume of subtractive synth||17|
|5 - Mixer||GrainVolume||Volume of granular synth||18|
|5 - Mixer||Synth Reverb||Post fader send. Sends the subtractive synth to reverb||19|
|5 - Mixer||Grain Reverb||Post fader send. Sends the granular synth to reverb||20|
|6 - Mixer2||InputVolume||Volume of microphone / line input||21|
|6 - Mixer2||InputToGrain||Pre fader send. Turn up to be able to sample from input||22|
|6 - Mixer2||SynthToGrain||Pre fader send. Turn up to be able to sample from synth||23|
|6 - Mixer2||Transition||Slow or fast transition between old granular recording to new||24|
|7 - LFO||Filter LFO||LFO on cutoff frequency for granular synth||25|
|7 - LFO||Filter Speed||Speed on filter LFO for granular synth||26|
|7 - LFO||Grain LFO||LFO on start point for granular synth||27|
|7 - LFO||Grain Speed||Speed on grain LFO||28|
|8 - Settings||Master Boost||Master volume gain||29|
|8 - Settings||Pedal||Start recording with external pedal||30|
|8 - Settings||Polarity||Choose polarity of pedal||31|
|8 - Settings||Midi CTRL||Turn ON/OFF external midi control|