We reviewed the Makenoise 0-Coast earlier this year and found that "It excels at audio rate modulation, harmonically rich tones and sync-like sounds"
However, one criticism we had was that the menu system was a little cryptic and hard to navigate. This has been addressed in the Firmware 1.5.4 which adds MIDI CC control of those settings, so you can tweak them in real time or fire them in via regular CC controls or via a special Max4Live patch they created for just that purpose.
You can download the new firmware here.
Here's our full review:
Here's a full list of changes in the new firmware:
1. Aftertouch set to OFF.
2. Improved Arp timing, start and stop.
3. MIDI Glide/ PORTAMENTO has been implemented.
CC 65 - 0-off 1-127 on
CC 5 - 0-127 time for portamento is in 64ths of the main clock, so a setting of halfway makes the 0-COAST take a whole clock pulse to arrive. If the clock or CC5 changes during portamento it adjusts, so you can automate if you want.
Zero is same as OFF for either CC 5 or CC 65.
4. Programming of the 0-COAST PGM Pages using MIDI CC messages. Please note we have created a Max 4 Live Object called "Make Noise 0-Coast Page Programmer.amxd" which makes programming the 0-COAST from Ableton via MIDI very simple. If you use Max 4 Live have a look at it please.
CC# for Programming the PGM Pages of 0-COAST
ArpON/OFF=117 0-OFF, 1 to 127-ON
ArpType=119 0-Traditional, 1 to 127-Latch & Shift.
LegatoControl=118 0 -OFF, 1 to 127-ON
MIDICh1=102 value of 0-15 sets a channel, 16-127 is MIDI CH. ALL
MIDICh2=103 value of 0-15 sets a channel, 16-127 is MIDI CH. ALL
MIDI CH. A CV=104 sets what comes out of the channel's CV output. 0-Note, 1-velocity, 2-mod, 3 to 127 LFO (rate set by CLocK OUT)
MIDI CH. B CV=105 sets what comes out of the channel's CV output. 0-Note, 1-velocity, 2-mod, 3 to 127 LFO (rate set by Tapping PGM_A)
MIDI CH. A Gate=106 sets what comes out of the channel's Gate output 0-Note ON, 1-Velocity 50+%, 2-ModWh. 50+%, 3 to 127 LFO
MIDI CH. B Gate=107 sets what comes out of the channel's Gate output 0-Note ON, 1-Velocity 50+%, 2-ModWh. 50+%, 3 to 127 LFO
PitchBendScale CH. A=108 amount of bend in semitones, centered on active pitch (so 1/2up 1/2 down)
PitchBendScale CH. B=109 amount of bend in semitones, centered on active pitch (so 1/2up 1/2 down)
AfterScale CH. A=110 aftertouch in semitones
AfterScale CH. B=111 aftertouch in semitones
VelScale CH. A=112 minimum velocity value
VelScale CH. B=113 minimum velocity value
MIDIClk=114 0-OFF, 1- ON
TEMPO IN Div.=116 0 to 127 - divisions of the TEMPO IN as reflected at the CLOCK OUT. 0, 1- 1/1 2- 1/2, 3- 1/3, 4- 1/4 and so on. Does not affect tap tempo or MIDI Clock.
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