Editor / Librarian for the Sequential Six-Trak
Please read carefully otherwise you won’t know what you will get:
as long as there is no manual for the panel just question me if there is something that you don’t understand: roet32 (at) gmail.com
The panel has been developed for firmware v14 from Bob Grieb: http://www.tauntek.com/SixTrackBug.htm. I d’ recommend this bug-fixed and improved firmware to everyone who is able to open the sixtrak and replace a socketed chip – no soldering required. You can get a ready burned eprom from Untergeek: https://www.untergeek.de/sci-six-trak-firmware-v14/. “Unison Detune” and “LFO Keysync” are firmware v14 exclusive parameters. There may be early firmwares who do not allow editing via MIDI.
A general disclaimer:
Keep in mind that this panel is still in beta state. Beta means that the software is not fully tested and there may be bugs which have not been discovered yet. Therefore, everybody who is using this panel is a beta-tester not an end-user. Don’t get me wrong. Bug-reports and suggestions of any kind are very welcome, but I won’t accept blaming me of having problems with your synth (e.g. losing data) as a result of using this panel. This is a risk you are taking on your own when you are using it.
Six-Trak specific info – please read carefully:
It is not possible to send sysex-dumps to the editbuffer of the Six-Trak. This makes things a bit complicated – the panel will always OVERWRITE a patch on the synth when loading a patch from the librarian and in some other cases. That’s why you have to SAVE YOUR PATCHES if you don’t want to lose some of them. Apart from the panel itself there are reliable freeware tools to do this. If you need help saving your patches let me know.
In the Prefs/Hints tab you can choose if the panel should always use patch 99 as editbuffer or if it should use the actual selected patch.
Some time ago I made a tutorial for my SuperJX-panel. All my panels are more or less designed the same way so it may be useful to you.
The following paragraphs are somewhat applicable to all my editors. The buttons are just not at the same places as on the screenshots:
- Setting up the Ctrlr panel
- the VST-Plugin
- Saving and loading Patches (partially)
IF YOU HAVE READ THE ABOVE TEXT CAREFULLY, you can download the Six-Trak panel here:
If you want a much simpler panel you can try out the panel made by Muve: