SH-101: Definitely the best implementation of portamento on a synth
Our underlying system for voice allocation is quite complex and clever, but it also made portamento difficult to implement and had to be put on hold. But I hear you loud and clear and hope that we can bring you this soon. As always, can’t promise anything but it is high on our list of things to fix.
If you’re up for it, you can do slides manually with the use of an LFO though. I know it’s a tedious workaround, but at least it’s something.
I like to use a squarewave LFO on TRG mode, Speed set to 0.01 and Mult to 1 (no bpm sync) - this will make it so that the LFO is basically an offset/adder. Set destination to Pitch All.
To slide from a lower note, set fade to however long you want the slide to be, and depth to -n, or +n for slide from higher note. NOTE (heh) that Depth +1 is a semitone (iirc)
(And to do slides without triggering a note, like a 303 etc - put a trigless lock on the grid, use the Depth for whichever note you want to slide to and then lock LFO.T to On on the Trig page. (it needs to be locked even if it’s on by default, it causes the trigless to trigger the LFO)
Hope that’s at least a little bit helpful.
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Here is a perfect vid I have found on youtube of how to do some slides
Would this mean slides would be more easily possible to implement on the digitakt? Nudge nudge… I want slides there also.
Slides/bends would be awesome on the DT
Any news on this? Sort of an essential function.
also curious if this will ever come to the digitone. or any kind of slide for p-locked parameters. getting all science lab with fine tuning and p-locking LFOs is not a viable alternative for basic synth functions. the Waldorf Blofeld has polyphonic portamento so I don’t see where voice allocation is a blocker ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Hear, hear! The main reason I haven’t bought one already. It would make the difference for me.
This video is great but not a practical way to make music IMO by the time you get the slides going my inspiration totally gone!
no legato or portamento yet?