I seem to have the utmost pleasure of being one of the first to receive the Poly Cinematic.
I received it yesterday, and found it quite amazing, except for a small detail:
The CV and Midi outputs does not match. I'm not talking about different octaves - it's completely different tones!
Is there some sort of calibration function hidden in the module that could fix this?
Well, I've tried everything you have suggested and haven't got anywhere; at one point I lost all notes across the K/B except for some very high-pitched ones at the BOTTOM of the K/B😗.
Obviously I intend using the MIDI connection from the NK; maybe I will get my head around it in due course.
The module IS incredible, I probably won't use the CHORD feature at present, but the voicing is an inspired choice, well done😊.
The Poly Cinematic can pitch up 5 octaves from a 0-5v CV but the pitch also depends on the root note in the current chord memory, and also the setting of the Pitch knob, and the Pitch Bend setting. So there are several factors that might limit a C3 pitch to a maximum 5v input. You could try playing in a higher note into the chord memory using midi but this will be the lowest note you can play over CV (0v). Let us know how yo get on.
I have just purchase the Poly Cinematic from Gear4Music and have installed it in my new CRE8 Audio Nifty Keyz (also from G4M).
The Gate (Trigger) input functions across the entire K/B but the pitch will not alter above C3!
If I switch the pitch on the NK to -2 8ves, the pitch works up to C4.
C4# and above only plays the C4 note.
I have checked the NK with a VCO in my Eurorack and it works correctly, so eliminating problems with the NK.
Thanks for letting me know. I should probably do an explanation video or add it to the manual. I’ve got so used to the way it works that I forget how mysterious it is to new users.
Thanks for the reply! It's a completely unique module this, and I think I might just need a bit of time to get to know it. I can confirm the behaviour you are describing, so all is well again.
Hi Allan, congratulations on receiving your Poly Cinematic already. The V/octave value and the Midi note values are summed together to produce the final pitch of the notes. So when playing using CV you need to make sure the stored chords were recorded in the right octave and with zero volts at the V/oct input. If you're not aware of this you can end up with some horrendous tuning issues where notes are too low, in the wrong key/octave or super high pitched.
The unit is factory calibrated and shouldn't need adjustment, although if you do need to calibrate you could try the amazing Klavis Caltrans.
I hope that helps