LINE6 POD 98′ navigator

Utility webapp useful for setting up some of the parameters on an old Line6 POD (first 1998 edition).

I remember that the users manual a book like brochure for my Line6 POD called POD pilot was such a cool thing. With all the pictures of the modeled gear and story behind it. Other gear, pedals had only a b/w copy of a manual or worst an pdf on a CD/link. This was very different in many aspects.

This small utility webapp is called POD 98′ navigator and should be useful for setting up some of the parameters on an old Line6 POD (first 1998 edition) that are not controllable trough the knobs and front panel switches.

Line6 POD 98' navigator app preview

I made this to control the reverb type switching from spring to hall. Also to work with the effect parameters. Mainly the Chorus 2 settings. I remember there was a cool “stopped” settings when you go to zero with the “predelay” parameter and everything else zeroed. It creates a cool stereo wide effect.

If there will be interest and time I may add more parameters. The main idea is to control the device from its knobs and use this only for the hidden controls. Maybe you use a Ctrl panel, your DAW, other Midi CC app. This is just more simple and you really don’t need anything else to install to run this.

On iOS i use the Web Midi browser (linked below) on PC a chrome browser.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/web-midi-browser/id953846217

Farewell to Faith No More Tribute band

My three funny attempts for covers with different instrumentation.

I have left my keyboard player post in the Faith No More Tribute Band that plays here in the Czech republic after 6 years. Just to focus on other things and have enough family time.

Going back trough the repository of files and song documentation I have find my three funny attempts for covers with different instrumentation. So here they are.

Volca Keys Livepatch

New app is here. This one is oriented on the live use of the volca keys synth. The layout is geared towards mobile specifically iOS. This web app sends MIDI CC data trough connected midi interface to KORG Volca Keys synth for quick preset loading. The idea is to use previously captured patch data from volcakeyspatch app for 6 patches. Thanks to the app you will have a bank of your own 6 presets ready for quick loading to the volca synth.

volca keys livepatch app on iOS

KORG Volca Keys patch 1.0

Volca keys patch is a web app for controlling sound data of Korg Volca Keys synth. It offers a simple user interface in a web browser environment. Thanks to the webmidi standard (https://www.w3.org/TR/webmidi/) it works on supported browsers including mobile.

The basic idea is to control the sound with the onscreen controls and saving the results in form of “patchdata” as text file for later use. This can be done with a lot of apps, DAW’s etc. This is just the lightweightest version to me and hopefully will get some use by other users.

The random patch generator is especial fun for quickly getting very different sound out of the volca keys. By tweaking some crucial parameters like vco egint or lfo vco int  to zero you get quickly some very usable sound. You can listen to results of quick random patch changes on my soundcloud here.  

If you have some suggestions please comment here on wavesontable.com I have a few ideas to incorporate into the design like custom webaudio based lfo’s, obviously a better preset management, some midi filtering (using the Novation Launchkeys knobs for control) and tweaks to the random generation pattern.

The app runs on Bootstrap 4 for good responsivity and uses a webmidi.js javascript library by Jean-Philippe Côté https://github.com/djipco/webmidi for easier interaction with the webmidi API standard. The knobs comes from Anthony Terrien jQuery.Knob library (https://github.com/aterrien/jQuery-Knob).

Checkout the app here.

Volca keys patch mobile version
volca keys patch app on iOS
volcakeyspatch_desktop app

volca keys patch app on desktop (chrome)

KORG volca keys random patch generator

VOLCA RANDOM PATCH is a little experiment in me learning javascript and CSS and application of WebMIDI standard in a simple webapp for creating random patch data for KORG volca keys.

It is a work in progress, but from version 0.1 its functional and a lot of fun if you have a volca keys some midiinterface and a web browser that supports the WebMIDI standard (Chrome is the best, on iOS I have successfully tested the free Web MIDI Browser).

There is an updated version 1.0 with more functionality for anyone to try.