Hello and welcome to the beta.
I wanted to share with you our release notes as well as help you get started with your Believotron Wanderlust.
OLED Skew: The current OLED Jig sets the height, but not the rotation. We’re working on a next-gen solution, but we will also be 3D Printing or lasercutting a better solution.
OLED Update rate: The current code implements static updating, rather than real-time control. We need to run some timing debugging to figure out what part of the code is slowing down the OLED refresh.
Joystick Interference with Enclosure: Due to a mismatch between the lab laser cutter and the production laser cutter, the joysticks don’t have full motion. They should be travelling ±64 units, but they only make ~50 because the enclosure is stopping full travel. We’re going to experiment on an enclosure design that fixes this. In the meantime, you can scale your joysticks by MAX_VAL/64 to get full control.
Knobs: None of the current patches support a default value that remains until a knob is changed. We have code for this, but need to refactor the patches. As-is, your patch may make no noise, bad noise, or amazing noise, depending on the position of the knobs before you load the patch.
Quick Start Guide
Your synth should come with an SD card pre-installed. Plug in headphones or a mixer, maybe a midi controller, and connect the USB Micro to power (or to a computer).
Follow the prompts on the synthesizer and use the joysticks to select the starter patches.
Because each patch is dependent on the value of the Knobs, please explore their positions to understand how the sound is shaped.
If you don’t have a midi controller, you should be able to press a joystick to trigger a simple pattern.
When you’re ready to make your own patches head over here to install the patcher software:
Our codebase is located here:
When you have questions, comments, or just want to share, please head over here:
This tutorial is a work in progress. Please ask questions to help improve it!