Toybox Nano Pack 2 Released

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KVRian
1156 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:17 am

Hey David. Congrats again on great work.

Is there an easy way to lighten up the grey text font a bit for these older eyes?
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KVRist

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239 posts since 15 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:30 am

Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:17 am
Hey David. Congrats again on great work.

Is there an easy way to lighten up the grey text font a bit for these older eyes?
thanks! :)

Unfortunately as there are 700 individually built blocks we can't really change the contrast at this point.

KVRist
445 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:44 am

Excellent update!! I feel spoiled with all of these new features and Blocks. It's also at a generous price point for new users. Cheers :D

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KVRian
1156 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:48 am

David@TOYBOX wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:30 am
Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:17 am
Hey David. Congrats again on great work.

Is there an easy way to lighten up the grey text font a bit for these older eyes?
thanks! :)

Unfortunately as there are 700 individually built blocks we can't really change the contrast at this point.
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if it was user editable.
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KVRer
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Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:51 am

Looks interesting :-)

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KVRist

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Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:09 pm

morphex wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:44 am
Excellent update!! I feel spoiled with all of these new features and Blocks. It's also at a generous price point for new users. Cheers :D
Thanks! :)

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KVRist

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:29 am

Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:48 am
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if it was user editable.
The labels are user editable, you can just locate the text items individually and lighten the font, there are just a lot of blocks to adjust them all.

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KVRian
1156 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:04 am

David@TOYBOX wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:29 am
Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:48 am
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if it was user editable.
The labels are user editable, you can just locate the text items individually and lighten the font, there are just a lot of blocks to adjust them all.

Fantastic.....that's what I was hoping. One or two at a time and they will all get done.....I may learn something too. Thanks.
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KVRist
93 posts since 28 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:33 am

Been a long time user of the Nano Pack, and this new update is a fantastic edition, congrats on the release! I particularly love the shift register block with modulating stages, really creative tool. Even the inclusion of a Midi monitor block is incredibly handy in the modular environment when you have a few devices connected. I also recommend using the Nano blocks to drive external synths/vsts via the comprehensive midi out options, this for me is one of the great uses of these blocks (especially as they are very CPU efficient). Keep up the great work Toybox!

KVRian
860 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Post Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:13 am

This looks great! I've been looking into other modular software besides the grid but some others could potentially end up quite expensive with all the modules and bundles available. So this looks very interesting and complete for a good price, while still being able to add more later. Also helps that I’m already quite invested in the NI ecosystem. Any chance of knowing the duration of the limited offer (hopefully end of the month :pray:)?

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KVRist

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Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:13 am

maschinelf wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:13 am
Any chance of knowing the duration of the limited offer (hopefully end of the month :pray:)?
Yes, the offer is running to the end of the month :)

KVRian
860 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:33 am

Great, thanks :tu:

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KVRist

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Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:02 am

Here are some example racks built with some of the Nano Pack V2 blocks:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b2pyi3rzekdo ... r-E7a?dl=0

A brief description of each rack:
  • Elektron Model Samples Control --> A rack for use with the Elektron Model:Samples (swap out the M:S blocks with M:C blocks to use this rack with the Model:Cycles).
  • Geiger --> A rack that produces glitchy noise! The rack uses the '2D Chaos' block to randomly modulate the X & Y position of the 'XY Wavetable' block, then sends this through a Bit Shifter and Comb Filter for more randomness.
  • Mindrothe --> An 'OTA Filter' block that is 'pinged' using the 'Exciter Envelope' block and then 'granulated' and fed back through a reverb to create a ringing feedback pad sound, which is then given a 'tape stop' effect with the 'Tape Stop' block (run the transport to hear the 'tape stop').
  • Mindy --> A simple example of using the 'Seq Segment' and 'Unison Wavetable' blocks. 4 'Seq Segment' blocks are daisy-chained together using their 'NEXT' & 'RESET' ports. This chain of blocks is reset every half bar from the GATE port of the 'Ramps' block. The PITCH & GATE ports of all 4 sequencer blocks are summed together before controlling the 'Unison Wavetable' block.
  • Phys Model Seq --> A sequence driven with the 'Bit Sequencer' block, this block creates an 8 step sequence based on each binary 'bit' of an 8 bit input value, this input value is set using the 'Fader' block connected to it. This sequence triggers the "Physical Modelling Synth" block, as well as triggering a 'Randomizer' block which is used to randomly modulate the synth's controls.
  • Seq Seg Example --> Another example of using the 'Seq Segment' block, this one also uses the 'MOD' and 'SLIDE' controls of the block. The 'MOD' and 'SLIDE' controls are simply values sent out from their corresponding ports whenever the segment is playing (when the segment isn't playing a value of zero is sent from these ports). "Mod" & "Slide" are simply names that suggest possible uses for these ports but they are both working in exactly the same way, simply outputting values and can be connected to control anything you want.
  • Trigger Effects --> This rack makes use of the 'Knob Bank' block. This block has 4 banks of 6 knobs but only displays 6 knobs at a time. The 4 banks are used to control the parameters of 4 different effects. You can also MIDI learn the 6 knobs to 6 knobs on a MIDI controller to jam with the patch. Trigger the effects using the buttons on the 'Trigger' block (you can also MIDI learn these buttons).
  • Woody PD Sound --> Uses the exciter envelope to create a short sound that 'excites' the resonance of the "Comb & Notch" block.

KVRer
13 posts since 1 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:48 am

These Sequencer Segments, in conjunction with the Sum blocks, are insane! Thanks for the examples, lovely stuff.

KVRer
7 posts since 16 Jun, 2021

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:03 pm

Looks great thanks for the heads up.

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