The ETC comes with numerous pattern generators called modes. Navigate the modes using buttons, and then tweak their visual appearance using four knobs. The modes respond to audio input in various ways; from smooth undulating patterns to rapid fire animations. There is a global control for background colour and a setting that allows the graphics to pile up in vibrant collages.
When you happen upon a setting that you like, press the scene save button to save it. Now this scene can be recalled at a future time. The screenshot button saves the current frame as a JPEG to the USB drive on the side of the device.
The ETC features MIDI inputs so you can automate it with other devices or your favourite computer performance software. Program change messages recall saved scenes and CC messages control the visual parameters. You can easily create visuals in sync with the rest of your tracks!
If you really want to go deep, you can also program your own modes for the ETC. Modes are written in Python. Attaching a USB WiFi adapter (sold separately) turns the ETC into a WiFi hotspot so you can edit and create modes right from a web browser.
- HDMI video output
- Video Format: 720p, 60 Hz
- 1/4" Mono Audio Input
- 1/4" Footswitch Jack
- MIDI input: 5-pin MIDI jack & USB-MIDI
- 4GB USB drive included for modes and screen grabs.
- 9VDC, 1.0 Amp, Centre-positive plug.
- Power Supply included. (Input: 100-240 Volts AC at 50/60 Hz.)
- Size: 6" x 4.75" x 2.125"
- Enclosure: Anodized Aluminium top, ABS Plastic bottom, rubber foot pads
At the heart of the Organelle's sound engine is a robust computer that runs patches. A patch allows the instrument to take on different forms. Onboard hardware for sound input and output and mappable knobs, keys and buttons enable patches to synthesize, sample, effect, and anything in between!
The Organelle ships with a set of common default patches, and new patches may be loaded from a USB drive. Simply select patches from a continually-growing list, transfer them to a USB drive, reinsert it in the Organelle, and play!
Don't see the exact patch you need? You can create it yourself! Patches may be created and/or edited directly on the device as well as on a personal computer. Plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor and begin customizing. The Organelle runs patches created in the powerful computer music programming environment Pure Data (and may also be written in lower level languages too!)
As you create patches or tweak existing ones you can share them with others! The Organelle is built with community interaction in mind. The entire system runs open source software and may be customised at every level.
PLEASE NOTE: COMES WITH 2 PIN TYPE A PLUG ADAPTER