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What is it?

 The Flash-8 Expansion Board enables you to save that fine Slicing session, an entire  drum sample set, running SGS Sequence, or just a favorite recording you like to Slice up!

  The current sample R/P, Infinite Echo, or Layer playing will resume upon loading as if the Reflex was never powered down letting you continue fine tuning Slices or start clocking a Slice Groove Sequence that was created yesterday.

  The old session can be erased and the new saved in it's place, or saved separately as a safety or to return to a previous configuration. New sessions cannot overwrite another session without erasing it first, which is an added safety feature.

MIDI Bonus!

  In addition to the Flash-8's backup capabilities, a complete MIDI interface has been included to enable full remote control of the Reflex LiveLoop from any DAW or MIDI hardware via standard MIDI input.

  Many parts of the Reflex that can't be accessed from the panel or jacks can be controlled i.e. Equalizer Split channels, Dry input Balance, Sampler Panning, independent level controls, Slice Velocity...see below for a comprehensive list of the MIDI controls.

    MIDI Notes-->Sample Slices / Sample Rate! MIDI Notes can select up to 168 Slices or chromatically shift the rate of any sample or PlayFX re-trigger as notes with velocity. There is even a Portamento (Glide) control and sustain pedal recognition!

  Using a DAW Sequencer to control record slices, record samples or start an echo in sync is amazing and allows live audio to be sampled, sliced, and sequenced immediately, even simultaneously, adding a new dimension to you DAW sequencer software

Installation
The Flash-8 mounts onto the 30 pin header on the digital board of the Reflex LiveLoop and includes a 16 Pin Header to crimp on to the existing PSU ribbon included with you Reflex LiveLoop, or you can just use a separate PSU ribbon (good if you have more than on Flash-8)

                              The Flash-8 will  be  Available for purchase Nov 25th 2016

 
 

  Flash-8: $95    For requests: reflex@freshnelly.com

* We also need to know  how long the special dual header PSU ribbon needs to be ( now included )
For fastest service, please include your shipping address and phone number with your request
Shipping will be by letter post /light post , not parcel post
 

We can now supply 1 meter (3.5 feet) MIDI patches
Please specify the type, in-line or panel mount: add $5
5 PIN DIN IN-LINE 5 PIN DIN PANEL

 

Reflex LiveLoop Default MIDI CC Chart
Fully Configurable from panel "learn" function or SysEx file)

Function

CC#

Cust.Set

Description / Notes

Blend Sampler Level

07

-4

Sets level of Sampler Output (Blend CCW to center)

Blend Sampler Pan

10

-3

Sets level of Sampler Output as Pad from Left to Right

Blend Input Level

09

-2

Sets level of AC Input (Blend CW to center)

Blend Input Balance

08

-1

Sets level of AC In Mix as Pad from Left to Right

Feedback Left (FX)

11

+1

Sets Feedback Level (coarser) for FX Side (L)

Feedback Right (RP)

12

+2

Sets Feedback Level (coarser) for RP Side (R)

Rate Full (Coarse)

00

+3

Full Range Rate Control (very Coarse)

PlayFX Coarse Top Pot

13

+4

Global PlayFX control of ST/GM/POS (not Stutter)

PlayFX Coarse Bott. Pot

14

-4

Global PlayFX control of END/SIZE (not Stutter)

Stutter Coarse Left

16

-3

Sets Stutter Coarse Left (Does not turn Stutter on)

Stutter Coarse Right

17

-2

Sets Stutter Coarse Right (Does not turn Stutter on)

Left  EQ LOW

20

-1

Sets Left Bass: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

Left  EQ MID

21

+1

Sets Left Midr: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

Left  EQ HI

22

+2

Sets Left Treb: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

Right EQ LOW

23

+3

Sets Right Bass: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

Right EQ MID

24

+4

Sets Right Midr: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

Right EQ HI

25

-4

Sets Right Treb: 0= -15dB, 63/64= 0dB, 127= +15dB

         - Fine Controls -

Feedback Left Fine

43

-3

Sets Feedback Level (finer) for FX Side (L)

Feedback Right Fine

44

-2

Sets Feedback Level (finer) for RP Side (R)

Rate Full (Finer)

32

-1

Full Range Rate Control

PlayFX Fine Top Pot

45

+1

Global PlayFX control of ST/GM/POS Finer 0-127

PlayFX Fine Bott. Pot

46

+2

Global PlayFX control of END/SIZE Finer 0-127

Stutter Fine Left

48

+3

Sets Stutter's Fine Left (Does not turn Stutter on)

Stutter Fine Right

49

+4

Sets Stutter's Fine Right (Does not turn Stutter on)

Peak BackSlice Time

121

-4

Adj. Left for more Peak Slice Advance. 0-127

        - Switches - Most of the Reflex Modes / switches can be controlled using these CC's

Stutter Mode on/off

80

-3

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64

Slice LOOP on/off

81

-2

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64

PlayFX LOOP on/off

82

-1

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64

Peak Slice on/off

83

+1

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64

SLICE (Create Slice)

84

+2

Switch: Low (<64) to High (>=64) Creates a Slice now.

RateUnLock on/off

85

+3

Switch: Rate UnLocked: <64, Rate Locked: >=64

Rate Width on/off

86

+4

Switch: Rate Narrow (1.25 oct): <64, Rate Full: >=64

PlayFX Scrubbing on/off

87

-4

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64

TRIG OUT (CLK)

88

-3

Switch: Off: <64, On: >=64 *REC T/F/C must be @ CLK

MODE Select

89

-2

Selector: 0=Layer, 1-126=Echo, 127=R/P Mode

PSEL PlayFX Select

90

-1

Selector: 0-31=St/End, 32-95=GMove, 96-127=Pos/Size

REC T/F/C  Jack+MIDI

98

+1

Selector: 0-31=Trig,32-95=Footswitch,96-127=ClockI/O

PLAY T/F/G Jack+MIDI

99

+2

Selector: 0-31=Trig,32-95=Footswitch, 96-127=Gate

EQ  CV  Jack

106

+3

Selector: 0-25=LOW,26-51=MID,52-77=HI,78-103=All,>103=Blend

Left EQ  MID FREQ

26

+4

Selector: 0=500Hz, 1-31=1KHz, 32-63=1.5KHz, 64+ = 2.5KHz

Right EQ MID FREQ

27

-4

Selector: 0=500Hz, 1-31=1KHz, 32-63=1.5KHz, 64+ = 2.5KHz

REC Button     (direct)

102

-3

Momentary: Rec button Pressed: >=64, Released <64

SLICE Button (direct)

103

-2

Momentary: Slice button Pressed: >=64, Released <64

PLAY Button   (direct)

104

-1

Momentary: Play button Pressed: >=64, Released <64

SLICE SEL button (dir)

105

+1

Momentary: S.SEL button Pressed: >=64, Released <64

PINGPONG R L in

03

+2

NEW! Internal Feedback patch RightLeft Sampler In

PINGPONG L R in

02

+3

NEW! Internal Feedback patch LeftRight Sampler In

Velocity Curve (Global)

107

+4

NEW!   0 (full velocity) to 127 (near linear Curve)

 

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These CC's if sent will change the power-up user settings (not permanently) Use caution

+/-

Customize: Select to this color (R/G/B/O/V/Y on RGB LED) and LED Circle (-4 to +4) to capture a new CC

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This also has a MIDI NOTE Assignment. See next page.

 

 

Other MIDI Information

 Recognized Channels:
Factory Default: MIDI Channels 1-4  in Ch.Slots #1-4
User Setting:     MIDI Channels 1-16 in any order in Ch.Slots #1-4

Channel Slots 1-4:

Ch.Slot #1: Universal Notes depending on Slice Sel & PlayFX


Ch.Slot #2: Record/Play Notes Live (DJ Mode) and +/- 1 octave notes


Ch.Slot #3: Slices Play Exclusive (can add global PlayFX) 1-84, 85-168
Ch.Slot #4: Sample Rate Exclusive (as notes) +/- 3 octaves

RPN (Registered Parameters) Included:
CC#66: Sostenuto  (Sustain pedal)
CC#05: Portamento (Glide) Time (speed)
CC#65:Portamento (Glide) Mode (both directions, up only, down only, off)
CC#07: Volume: Sampler Level
CC#10: Pan: Sampler Balance
Pitch Wheel: 2 - 12 Notes range

Beyond Piano Range (DAW) Notes:
Slice Make: Note F1 (MIDI 17)     SGS Re-start: Note E1 (MIDI 16)
TriggerOut:  Note G1 (MIDI 19)    SGS Record : Note D1 (MIDI 14)

Reference & Info

 Interactive Flash-8 Tutorial: Load/save/erase sessions

Default SysEx file:
  0-SYSEX2.syx    (You can use free soft MIDI-Ox)

 Flash-8 Reference Manual (.pdf)

 Firmware Update (V.2.00 required) for Reflex LiveLoop

 Flash-8 Videos (youTube)

 Important Installation Instructions

 FLStudio_reflex_auto_recorder.zip      Flash-8 MIDI Stuff page
 FLStudio_Reflex_Dashboard.zip
          Reaper-AutoRecPlay.zip

So Your Flash-8 board has arrived?

Once you have the Flash-8 board installed (see installation), you can listen to the demo from Slot # 8 by:
1)  holding the EQ button until the LED circle lights, then
2)  use the Rate Knob to select the 8th LED ( slot # 8 ) and
3)  press the green Play button to load & play the demo!
This demo can of course be erased later by entering the flash (hold EQ button), selecting slot # 8 and hold the White Slice button to erase it.

Simple to Save & Load:

To Save a Session:
1)  Press and hold the EQ button until the LED circle completely lights up
2)  Use the Rate knob to select which empty slot # you want to save your session to. * The slot must not be flashing as this indicates a session saved there.
3)  Tap the Record button to start saving. *Do not power down until the LED's stop jumping around (about 3 seconds) or it will not be saved.

To Load a Session:
1)  Press and hold the EQ button until the LED circle completely lights up
2)  Use the Rate knob to select which session you wish to load. Slots with a session in them will flash in the LED circle.
3)  Tap the Play button to load that slot's session.

To Erase a saved Session:
1)  Press and hold the EQ button until the LED circle completely lights up
2)  Use the Rate knob to select which session you wish to erase.
3)  Press and hold the White Slice button until the RGB LED turns to a brighter white. (Holding is a safety measure to avoid accidental erasure!)

To Exit "Flash-8 mode":
In case of accidental entry (i.e. trying to switch polarity on EQ CV and holding button way too long) just tap the EQ button again to exit
*Time-out: If the Rate knob isn't moved for 10 seconds while in Flash-8 Mode, it will time out and exit.

What gets saved?

When you save a session, the following is saved:
-All sample data from start of memory to the end
-All Slices created
-A running SGS (Slice Groove Sequencer) sequence will load and play from the beginning
-A clocked SGS (Slice Groove Sequencer) sequence will load and wait for a clock to step to
-All modes including PlayFX, Mode (Echo, Layer, R/P etc), and
-T/F/G/C input and Loop settings
-EQ band Settings
-MIDI Controlled settings at point of Saving Session

The following is not saved:
-Present MIDI CC and Channel assignments are not saved as these settings are more to adapt to hardware being used for MIDI control.
-A Record session is saved and will load and continue, but in Layer mode may fall out of time. Saving a presently recording state is not logical anyway!
-SGS Recording state is saved but because of the timed nature will certainly not load well!
-The PlayFX knobs may still dictate the way Play FX plays now if they are moved at all after loading.

To get a feel of what it's like to use the Flash-8, check out this Interactive Flash-8 Tutorial: Load/save/erase sessions

(Click images to enlarge)

 

Demonstration and Development Videos

  REFLEX + FLASH8 SPLASH VIDEO

All of the sound in this video is pure Reflex!

Here the Flash-8 is under FL Studio control as a looping sequence. The audio has been saved to the Flash-8 but the normal operation records:

Each time the sequence loops (normally) another 10 Slices are recorded and the whole thing starts again with new samples. Drums are added at the start of each Slice sample to maintain a "beat" to the following sequence, but also vocals are mixed in.

 

  Reflex under Sequarallel control, sequence originally recorded into the Sequarallel module from FL Studio and, you guessed it, it the same sequence as above. This was mostly to demonstrate the Sequarallel but wouldn't have been possible without the Flash-8.

SAMPLES

RLL-Velocities.mp3
This Sample demos Velocity Changes while playing MIDI Notes to the Reflex Flash-8

StanhopeSeq.mp3
Playing with  vocal sample Slices,  Sequencing via MIDI

clockedGmove.mp3
MIDI clock controls modular which controls the G-Move Granulizer PlayFX

 

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