Overview of Modes - Noise Machine

By now you've set up your Noise Machine, know all about the main menu, and are ready to get going with one of three modes NMSVE offers.

But which do you chose? NMSVE's three modes are tailored to three different kinds of beat making 🎛️🎵

Let's keep it simple and start with....

Default Mode

To access Default Mode you must press button 1 while you're in the main menu. 

When you choose Default Mode from the main menu the green channel LED will illuminate prompting you to choose between one of 12 channels Default Mode can function on. 

To choose, simply press the button that correlates to the numbered channel you'd like to enter (i.e. pressing button 1 enters you into channel 1, button 2 to channel 2, etc).

After choosing a channel the blue connect LED will flash indicating it is searching for a device to connect to. Once connected, the blue LED will go solid.

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Default Mode is Noise Machine's simplest mode. But make no mistake, it is POWERFUL! 💪

Default Mode utilizes NMSVE's 12 buttons as 12 separate midi notes ranging from C - B. You can then jump between 7 different octaves (2-8) using Noise Machine's octave slider.

This gives you access to over 80 different midi notes (midi note: 36 - 119).

In Default Mode the knob acts as a simple MIDI CC message, filtering modulation by default.

To cap it all off, the green channel LED will go solid green when you enter into an even numbered octave (i.e. octave 4) giving you a clear way of knowing which octave you're currently in.

Split Mode

To access Split Mode you must press button 2 while you're in the main menu.

NMSVE's blue connect LED will flash indicating it is searching for a device to connect to. Once connected, the blue LED will go solid.

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Split Mode is very similar to NMSVE's default mode. The octave slider and rotary knob retain their abilities from Default Mode, but what differs is how the buttons function.

In Default Mode, you're only able to use the buttons within one channel at a time (chosen from the main menu). With Split Mode, the buttons are now "Split" between channel 1 & 2, allowing you to assign different instruments/effects to either channel.

As such, the first 6 buttons are tied to channel 1, while the last 6 buttons are tied to channel 2

 

Loop Mode

To access Loop Mode you must press button 3 while you're in the main menu.

NMSVE's blue connect LED will flash indicating it is searching for a device to connect to. Once connected, the blue LED will go solid.

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Loop Mode gets a bit more complicated. Loop Mode turns NMSVE into a Midi/Sequencer hybrid with loads of potential! 

When entering Loop Mode you will be put in one of two states. The first state is the "create state". You're entered into this when the rotary knob is turned all the way to the bottom corner. The second state is the "playback state". You're entered into this state when the knob is anywhere EXCEPT the bottom corner.

Create State

When in the create state, Noise Machines octave slider and buttons act the same as they do in default mode.

The key difference is that whatever note you play in the create state will then be played back in the playback state. 

So for instance, you could play C in Octave 3, B in Octave 5, and F in Octave 4, and each note would loop back to you in that order when entering the playback state.

You can also enter pauses into the loop by pushing the octave slider all the way to the left and playing button 1 (top left).

Playback State

Once you've created your loop, you can enter the playback state by simply turning the knob away from the bottom left corner. 

The loop will now play back to you at a varying rate dependent on where you place the rotary knob. For example, moving the knob farther away from the bottom left corner will slow the loop, while moving it closer will speed it up.

While your loop is playing, the octave slider now becomes a Midi CC controller set to modulation by default

You can stop the loop at any time by moving the knob back to the bottom left corner. Once stopped, you will be back in the create state where you can add more to the loop.

To clear the loop, simply enter the playback state and hold button 1 (top left) until the loop stops playing.

Switching Between Modes

If you purchased Noise Machine prior to September 26th 2021:

To easily switch between NMSVE's three different modes you must:

  1. Move the slider all the way to the left during default mode, split mode, or loop mode
  2. Press button 4, button 9, and button 12 simultaneously
  3. The red power LED will solely turn on indicating you are back in the main menu.

 

If you purchased Noise Machine after September 26th 2021:

  1. Move the slider all the way to the right during default mode, loop mode, or playback state within loop mode.
  2. Press button 12
  3. The red power LED will solely turn on indicating you are back in the main menu.

Troubleshoot

If you have any issues using NMSVE in any of the above modes please contact our troubleshoot email:

troubleshoot[at]thisisnoiseinc[dot]com