Im still loving my Organelle, and have something to share with you
I love the compactness of the Organelle, and the fact it is so portable (here seen with a usb battery pack, that lasts all day!)… and that includes its quirky keyboard.
but for those that have seen my youtube channel, you’ll also know I have a passion for expressive controllers, so it was natural for me to want to add something expressive to the Organelle.
The Organelle is a natural companion for my Pico, given its a similar size, and also portable - and with Pure Data, I can easily write patches to use the full expressive control from the Eigenharp.
The Eigenharps use the their own proprietary usb protocol, but fortunately Id already been working on my own app (MEC) to run under linux, and ARM… so I was happy when I ported it over to the Organelle that it worked without a hitch.
this is no mean feat for Organelle, given the Pico generates x/y/z for every key, 10bit, at 2000/second… which makes it ridiculously responsive and has a ‘feather touch’
In this video you’ll see two things
- the first, I use the Pico (via MEC) communicating with a PD patch on the Organelle via OSC, amazingly responsive keeps full resolution. (4 voices of brds + rngs_reverb + bob, so non-trivial cpu wise)
- the second, I use MEC to send MIDI (MPE) to an Axoloti board which I then route the audio back into Organelle for some audio mangling fun
as I say, a true testament to Organelles design and flexibility…
this is not the end though…
- the pico, also has LEDs, so its ideal for things like step sequencers.
- Ive another controller to connect to Organelle which is super exciting, and that I suspect more of you have , it you do