Tête expands our touch surface, Tetrapad. Capture your gestures, save them, play them back with the Tête's looper or step sequencer; modulate your physical input with external CV from your modular; and finally sync all of your motions with the internal or an external clock. You've never touched anything like it.
Tête takes control of Tetrapad’s mode selection and operating functions, allowing Tetrapad to do what it does best — act as a control surface, which it does both for controlling external modules and for interfacing with the advanced processing power within Tête.
Power: 8mA @+12v / 0mA @-12v
Tête + Tetrapad operates in one of three different modes—
Combo: In this mode, you may assign each of Tetrapad’s four pads to its own independent function, such as: a fader; a bi-polar fader; a crossfader; LFO; a dual switch; or a finger drumming/euclidean rhythm pad. The chosen function determines the type of signal (CV, note, trigger, gate, etc.) sent from each of Tetrapad’s eight independent outputs, while its multitude of multi-colored LEDs keep you informed of exactly what’s happening within each mode.
Notes: This mode divides Tetrapad’s four pads into 4, 8, 12, or 16 zones. Each zone is like a key on a keyboard, and can be user-configured (manually, by scale, or by chord) to output different notes to four different outputs.
Voltages: This mode divides Tetrapad’s four pads into 8, 12, or 16 zones. Each zone is a voltage storage bank, which sends 8 different memorized voltages to Tetrapad’s eight outputs.
Step-recording (Sequencing) Tetrapad performances of up to 256 steps.
Real-time recording (Looping) of Tetrapad performances. Although technically limited only by the size of the microSD card, Tête’s interface is optimized for dealing with recordings around 5 minutes in length.
Loopy performance mode in both the Looper and Sequencer, for repetitive stutter effects or even granular-level CV looping.
Smart overdub with touch detection and a toggle to overdub “no touch” to your loop recordings.
Dedicated transport controls to control (or follow) the rest of your modular.
Three additional user-assignable CV outputs. For example, a CV output assigned to Position generates a continuous ramp that represents the position in the loop or sequence. This can be used with devices like the Planar 2 in Interpolation mode to sync the recorded patterns together no matter what tempo.
External voltage control of Tête/Tetrapad with three user-assignable CV inputs (each with dedicated attenuversion), two user-assignable gate/trig inputs, and a dedicated clock input.
Clockable either internally or to an external clock, with full clock division and multiplication capability.
Visual representation of Tetrapad functions via its built-in screen.
Ability to split pads into 2, 3 or 4 zones, enabling up to 16 possible voltage banks or a 16 note virtual “keyboard” in the Voltages and Notes modes.
99 User-presets for each Mode (Combo, Notes, and Voltages), each of which stores all the Mode Setup parameters; Tête’s CV Assignments, and an associated Sequence or Loop.
Tête automatically remembers how you last configured it, and retains these settings when powered off. By default, Tête automatically and instantly saves its state whenever you make a change. This makes Tête + Tetrapad ideal for live performance, since you know it will always power up with your configurations intact. There is only one exception: if the looper or sequencer is currently playing, then Tête waits for playback to stop before saving its state, so that maximum attention is given to the timing and playback of your loop or sequence.