I was thinking a lot about how to combine my Eurorack-System with the OT and after a first try with the Mutant Brain (Hexinverter), which was quite good for what it does, I have moved on to the FH-2.
Now I can see that there is plenty of threads dealing with the FH-1 and its combination with the OT, but there are quite a few major differences between the two modules and I would like to wrap my head around how to use it in different scenarios and maybe also share some ideas around that combination here.
Here is what I have figured out so far:
I could manage to control the FH-2’s internal LFO’s with the OT through its 4 first outputs by assigning some MIDI-CC’s inside the OT.
I can choose between synced LFO’s and free-running LFO’s, and this way I have figured out some things that seem to have a lot to do with the internal encoder-resolution of the OT.
Even though the FH-2’s manual says that the LFO’s are already levelled around zero by setting its direct-out maximum to the value of 8192 (and setting the specific outputs to a range of ±5), I still have to assign a MIDI-CC of the OT to the direct-out-value and set it to 64 (which, in OT-language, seems to be the mid-value). If I don’t do so, the LFO’s do some random stuff that is unpredictable…
In this configuration though I can shape the LFO’s by adding values like the amount of sine/saw/triangle etc., but, again, for levelling the values of e.g. the square-LFO or the saw-LFO, I have to assign 2 MIDI-CC’s to the pulsewidth- and phase-parameters and level them to 64 again…
So my question is: Is there any workaround for that? Because this way I always have to loose 3 MIDI-CC-encoders per MIDI-CH just to level all things right. Is it e.g. possible to work with different Parts on the OT and use one just to level things right, and then just switch to another Part?
I cannot find a way of usefully “sync” the OT LFO’s with the FH-2’s LFO’s.
Of course this would be the dream-combination, and I could somehow manage to combine the FH-2’s sine-LFO with the OT’s saw-LFO by assigning the DEP-value to the specific MIDI-CC and setting it to TRIG-SYNC-mode. This only works when I use the FH-2’s LFO’s in Tempo-based synchronisation, but it works like a charm
nevertheless I still wonder how to assign e.g. the OT’s square-LFO the the FH-2’s one, or, e.g., shape the FH-2’s LFO with the various OT-LFO-types.
I could get some decent results by dialling in the FH-2’s sine-LFO fully and assigning the OT’s LFO-DEP’s to the FH-2’s LFO-level-parameter (by providing the other settings as mentioned above), but this is somehow resulting in interesting, but also quite uncontrollable LFO’s, which is nice, but still somehow random…
So does anyone have found a way to shape the FH-2’s LFO’s with the OT’s LFO’s?
I cannot find a way of using the FH-2’s envelopes. Maybe I am to dumb to understand the manual, but there is no CV coming out of the output that I am assigning the envelope-values to.
How does this work? Because I have already tried to assign a gate or trig to the same output, but there is still no CV coming out…
So far I am curious how you guys use these two devices together and share some ideas on that / help each other to combine these fluently