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Workflow

Workflow

Cuisine comes with two layers of complexity:

 

the basic one - directly accessed via the hardware interface, and an advanced one - accessed using [shift] in combination with other commands and/or having the [perform] toggle switch On.

We recommend grasping the basic layer before diving into the advanced one.

Architecture

Architecture

Cuisine is designed with 16 projects each holding 12 tracks, with 8 patterns of 64 steps.

To understand how Cuisine works we will look at what a track is.

There are 16 steps (your keys) stored on one 1 page.

These steps can contain information relative to the type of track selected (ex: modulation, gates, notes)

You can extend your pattern up to 4 pages, which results in 64 steps.

One track is composed of 8 such patterns that you select to play.

Each track can be selected to be for modulation, gates or notes. 12 of these tracks will make one of the projects that you can save.

 

Tracks can be set to output any combinations of CV, Gate and MIDI

All outputs are freely assignable to any track(s).

All the tracks can be completely independent for clocking, resetting and active patterns.

Tracks can be set to be :

→ Note track

→ Drum track

→ Modulation track

Check for more at track section

Hardware:

1. Midi Input and Output

2. USB Power Connector

3. Gate Inputs

4. CV Outputs

5. Gate Outputs

6. [step 1 to 16] keys.

7. endless [pot]

8. [performance] toggle switch

9. [page] explorer

10. Transport Keys

11. Command keys

12. [shift] key

Hardware
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Connections :

1. MIDI TRS-A input and output

Connects and syncs melodies in your instruments.

 

2. USB-C port

You will find the USB-C Port on the top side of the sequencer for power and updates.

3. Gate Inputs

Clocks and Resets the Tracks of Cuisine.

4. Gate Outputs

Sends gates from 0 to 5V to your systems

5. CV Outputs

Modulates your other instruments with control voltages from 0 to 8V

Connections

Power

You can use Cuisine in your modular system or as a standalone instrument. Here is how to power it:

Eurorack

 

Connect Cuisine to your Eurorack system power with the ribbon cable.

 

The red stripe of the ribbon cable (-12V) needs to be plugged next to the white line indication.

The module is reversed polarity protected but it's always a good practice to pay attention to the polarity.

Cuisine uses the +12V rail. Having the +5V on your rail is not necessary. 

USB-C

Plug Cuisine into any +5V smartphone charging brick that you have lying around or to your computer. This should provide the necessary power. 

Power

Navigation 

Play / Stop (10)

Press play to start Cuisine

Press the button again to stop the sequence and to return to the beginning

 

Record (10)

Press the red record button to record your live performance from the [keys] or an external MIDI controller.

[step 1 to 16] (6)

Here is where the magic happens. The keys act as 'the screen' of the sequencer and the interface.

Use them to navigate the menu and to perform.

 

Endless [pot] (7)

Use it as a control to set parameters in the menu you are currently navigating.

[page] Selection (9)

Navigate through pages of the pattern or the Euclidian parameter.

The blinking LED shows the currently selected page.

To extend the number of pages press [shift] and the page button.

Navigation
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Basic Flow (11)

The basic workflow is revolving around 4 menus: 

  1. [track] for track selection, live playing of the track, control of the mute groups and BPM settings.

  2. [edit] for the pattern's edition of the selected track.

  3. [keys] for direct control of the selected track and common transposition.

  4. [pattern] for selecting the pattern of the selected track or all the tracks

In addition the performance modifier/editor for the currently selected track:

5. [euclid] to quickly create rhythmically interesting patterns.

6.[copy], [paste], [clear] for copy/paste/clearing of track, pattern or step and quick save/load/clearing

7. [/*] for changing the track clock rate

8. [loop] to define the start/end steps for all the pages of the track, forward or backward reading.

Basic Flow

Tempo

In the track menu hold the shift button and change the BPM by rotating the endless pot

for more details on the visual representation of the BPM 

Advanced Flow
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Advanced workflow:
(8,11,12) 

The advanced pages are accessed as follows:

- [shift] + [edit] to enter the step mute mod.

- [shift] + [key] to edit the user scale.

- [shift] + [euclid] to edit the low and high velocities.

- [shift] + [pattern] to save and load banks.

- [performance] Switch on to access the contextual live performance features.

Default settings

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