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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:48 pm

Have EigenLabs stopped developing the software? They still appear to be selling the hardware but the only version of the "EigenD-Runtime" is 1.0.0 from 2014. I have tried this but El Capitan refuses to install it and, on High Sierra, it gives a "This package is not compatible" message so I have declined to install it in the HS (my main) MBP.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:38 pm

Sorted (to a point :x ), disable SIP and it has installed. Still not very impressed that EL are still selling these products but specifying that the latest compatible OSX is 10.9 (from 2013) or Win7. Your average punter would have a real struggle to get the instrument working (and, indeed, it may turn out that I have a real struggle too :frown: ).

I'm beginning to wonder if I've done the right thing........
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BobTheDog » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am

Have a look here: https://github.com/TheTechnobear/EigenD/releases

Looks like you still have to disable SIP but you will at least get some bug fixes!
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BobTheDog » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:07 am

Also Eigenlabs are basically dead, it all went down the pan a few years ago.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:05 am

They still have an active website and all the EigenHarp versions are available for sale with 2019 delivery dates?

Thanks for the link, I had found 'The Technobear's' offerings but haven't looked into it properly yet (I don't have the Pico yet, an ebay purchase and I'm awaiting delivery). He does do a Linux build (apparently he is a Linux aficionado) so a dedicated Raspberry Pi VSTi host looks a real possibility (which would be great, I do prefer my instruments stand alone).
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BobTheDog » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:30 am

Sam Spoons wrote:They still have an active website and all the EigenHarp versions are available for sale with 2019 delivery dates?

That may be the case but they went down the pan in 2014 I think, meaning no more future development. This was when they made all the software public domain and let others take over the support of it.

I think basically they are still setup to create instruments to order but the guys behind it have moved on to new things.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BobTheDog » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:34 am

I'm pretty sure it does all run on a Raspberry Pi, I'm sure I read that before somewhere.

If you PM me your email I will email Mark and ask him to contact you with info.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BJG145 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:46 am

...EigenD is the devil's work, don't say we didn't warn you... ;)

The closest anyone has got to making a Pico standalone is Technobear's work with the Organelle.

https://forum.critterandguitari.com/t/e ... nelle/1714

He's a smart cookie that one.

A while back I picked up a Pisound and I was hoping to make a Pico sound module or MIDI interface out of that...but this Linux stuff is quite an effort for me and that project's on hold at the moment. When I've played it live I've just used a laptop.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 am

Thanks BJG, that's just what I wanted to hear (especially as it came just after I'd bought one..... ;) )

I think I'd be pretty annoyed if I'd spent £5k on an EigenHarp Alpha only to discover that there was no software support. I understand them making them to order if there is still a demand (and I'm not surprised there is a demand) but they should really make the support situation clear on the website.

@Bob The Dog

Mark is "The Technobear" (I think I read that on the forum)? That would be great, I'm sure I'll need his help if I'm to get the thing working :thumbup:

Oh well, I'm always up for a project :)
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BJG145 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:07 am

The current Eigenharp user forum where you can catch up with Technobear and others is here:

https://community.polyexpression.com/c/eigenharp

It's relatively new so there isn't going to be a large archive of setup info there, but it's worth searching an archive of the previous forum here for Mac-related info:

https://eigenharparchive.blogspot.com
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Thanks, doing a lot of reading just now and I'm away on hols 'till Friday so won't get my hands on the Pico 'till Sat :frown: I'll start off with the basic setup I think and see of I can make some relatively musical noises. Then I see a Raspberry Pi on the horizon.....
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:53 pm

I've joined a couple of the forums so have access to Technobear's work WRT the Eigenharp. Will shout is I need more specific help.

The Organelle looks excellent, maybe one day, but I'll content myself with getting to grips (or not) with the Pico for now.
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby kroaton » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:32 pm

BJG145 if you end up falling out of love with the Continuumini, please leave me a PM.

I missed out on the Kickstarter and would like to get one before they start selling them again at the end of the summer (I can practice freely up until August or so and would like to take advantage of these few precious months).

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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby BJG145 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:45 pm

...sorry kroaton...I really like it... ;)
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Re: ContinuuMini

Postby kroaton » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 am

Happy playing, then!

I can't wait to join in.
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