the Wolf with midi and cv> using with with beatstep

I need more in depth help with the midi implementation and how the cv's work with the wolf and also how it interacts with the arturia beatstep. I tried many things but it is kinda confusing. I mainly want to use the midi out of the beatep to sequence the wolf drums. What is the ideal way to play the beatstep with it in synch? Maybe even use the knobs on beatstep for drum tweaking of the wolf drums too?

So any advice on the ways I can use these 2 products together will be great. Basically I want to know more about the cv and midi. Thanks a lot guys! great fun so far, nice product!
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  • Hi, I am also confused about the midi clock synch. I see that when you change from 1/4 notes to 16ths on the sequence it also speeds up or down the midi clock and cv synch. Its kinda neat but weird.

    I want to use the wolf at 16th nots or 32nds for pattern quantization, but then the clock out to other units is really fast. How shall I fix this. Hard to explain here...
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  • hello, got the sames questions
    the midi implementation chart don't seem to be online yet, but I wondering if it will be possible to controle the rhythm wolf by a sequencer (like rosegarden or muse (http://www.lmuse.org/))?

    indeed for a live use it would be great to programming a sequence of pattern,

    for the wolf clock I notice it is not really exact, may be inevitable on an analog device? But if you make the wolf master it's not really a problem.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting!

    Would you be doing all of your sequencing on the Beatstep/software? If so, you won't need to worry about synchronization; the Beatstep would just send MIDI notes out to the Wolf (via the MIDI Out) and treat it like a external module/synthesizer. Here are the notes/MIDI channels for the Rhythm Wolf:

    Kick Drum = C2 (Channel 10)
    Snare Drum = D2 (Channel 10)
    Percussion = E2 (Channel 10)
    Open Hihat = F#2 (Channel 10)
    Closed Hihat = G#2 (Channel 10)
    Bass Synth = All note input on Channel 1

    Or, if you wanted to have the Rhythm Wolf's sequencer running in sync with the Beatstep's (so you can still use the step sequencer input), you'll need to configure Beatstep to send MIDI Clock out. I'm not familiar with how to do that in Beatstep, but I would guess it's in some basic MIDI config menu. Then, on the Wolf, press SHIFT+SYNC until the display reads "Ext". Now the Wolf will wait on the Beatsteps' clock, then play in sync.

    In terms of the "precision" of the clock, most any analog sequencer will have these endearing timing artifacts. They should not fall out of sync completely, but the spacing between the notes can show some "jitter" from time to time. This is something I quite like about analog gear!

    Hope this helps everyone. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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  • Hallo Dan,

    what other MIDI Input does the Rhythm Wolf accept? There must be more...

    Is it also possible to control other sequencer functionality via MIDI?
    - select the active pattern via MIDI
    - switch between variation A and B
    - start/stop playback
    - change recording mode
    - mute individual channels
    - change the time signature (1/4th, 1/8th, etc..)
    - .etc...

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!
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  • Yeah, its kinda whack there is no basic midi implementation sheet. It starts and stops from another master clock, stays in synch but has issues with the volca 's sometimes. Although that could be the volca's fault for sure. I am just pissed about the tuning problem. I have analog gear that doesn't drift as bad as this. The kick stays pretty close which is obviously uber crucial. Mainly the bass synth is my problem. I also which the bass sound was tweak able in more ways, as well as being affected by the growl. Thats not a glitch right? My bass synth is not affected by the distortion circuit and thats what it needs to really rip, otherwise the synth is a little week no offense. Oh, and I think I have switched patterns from another device, but I forget.
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  • I’m mildy frustrated
    Yeah, thats weak. It sucks cause the unit is dope as a standalone. There are just some issues that I concluded were not worth it. The bass drum needs more punch, longer decay and the hats are neat but a we but wonky. Snare has a great phat 80's thing going on with the noise added. And the percussion is cool but only with the noise. I wish you didn't have to hit the pad you want to tweak, its no biggie but when your in record performance mode it can frack things up. Also I noticed the quantizing being a bit odd in realtime performance mode. Anyone else. For example I play a pretty dead on disco bass drum beat and it comes out whack unless I quantize it at 1/4 which is unreasonable. I am sure they will update these issues soon, or rather I hope.
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  • If the bass kick or snare had a separate output it would be a game changer. I know you can mod that but still thats a should have been a no brainer. If you add distortion to the kick (not howl) it can almost reach 909 isn standards. Closer. If alai ever updates this thing I have a master list of simple things that need to be implemented. Ok, not to sound so mean cause for $200 its still a dope analog drum.
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  • So the howl works on the bass synth when you use the mono out, and not synth out? Ha weird, I guess thats cool to have an option, but super weak for my use.
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  • I've tried those midi channels and still nothing.. how can i sequence this through ableton midi usb???
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  • I think MIDI note 36 is C1 and not C2... Other midi trigger notes: D1, E1, F#1, G#1.
    RhytmWolf works perfekt as analog drums sound module with Korg M3 Workstation! All excellent Karma sequencer and bass lines go from M3 and synchronized drums from RhytmWolf!!! Yes, some midi editing of rhytm patterns in M3 is needed - only change midi notes from GM or Korg midi standard on channel 10 to C1-G#1 notes what can trigger RhytmWolf drums
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