I may have found an Achilles’ heel with the SubH! While being a slight bummer, that’s what the deep dive is about: pushing past the Getting To Know You phase, past the Really Cool Sounds phase, and into the I Wish It Could Do This phase.
I think that the biggest limitation the SubH has is the four step sequencer. I’ve tried to use the reset to get other note divisions but the SubH never responds reliably to a reset pulse unless the polyrhythmic generators are at full clockwise. As a result it’s impossible to get straight triplets from the SubH. Even with the division set to produce a triplet (and they are not true triplets, there always seems to be some swing) the basis is still four notes long.
However, that’s more of an observation than a weakness in the SubH. At it’s heart, I believe that the SubH is really meant to be a self contained instrument, and not designed to play well with others in that regard. Fair dues, is what it is.
The Achilles’ heel, however, has to do with the VCOs. When feeding an external sequence into VCO 1, there doesn’t seem to be a way to set VCO 2 to be slightly detuned.
I will be experimenting tonight to see if I can make this happen. I am GUESSING that if I set the sequencers to the center position, polyrhythmic generators fully clockwise, and assigned to the VCOs, then turn off the quantizer... that should allow the VCOs to behave like a standard VCO ... but it may require feeding the same sequence into both VCOs ...