Medusa

How do you route an external audio instrument through the medusa for processing?

Plug any audio into the Medusa audio input but I don't hear anything and manually press or sequence any of the pads/steps in order to open up a gate.

Can Medusa synth be controlled by external MIDI devices?

Yes, it will receive MIDI clock, transport, notes and CCs.

Is there a factory reset function in the Medusa synth?

No, but you can clear all the config settings: Go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder.

My Medusa turns on but seems unresponsive. What do I do?

When the MIDI local off is turned on, your Medusa unit may look like it's unresponsive, disable this function to gain back the control over the synth. Similar confusion can happen when the MIDI channel per voice is activated.

Are the wavetables in the Medusa user interchangeable?

No, they are not.

My Medusa unit got stuck at startup, what do I do?

In such case - press the ENV 1 button in order to break the initial calibration. Then > go to config > firmware > press and hold the clear button + config button > confirm the config reset with the encoder. This will clear the calibration tables. Then go to config > manually calibrate the unit, see if the issue still occurs.

Does Medusa's swing function works on an external MIDI clock?

No, it doesn't. The swing is generated in regard to the internal clock source only.

That's the hi-pitch sound on the headphones output when Medusa is not playing?

What you're talking about is noticeable only from the headphones output and is the autocalibration process indicated by a small dot on the middle screen of your Medusa unit. It's being commenced once in a while only when the instrument's sequencer isn't playing and when you're not touching the pads. The leaking is present due to the Dreadbox analogue board design and there's unfortunately not much we can do about it in Polyend, yet it isn't a malfunction but a hardware construction flaw. This au...

Anything I should know about the Medusa synth analog OSC tuning?

This one is important. While the digital oscillators are always in perfect tune, one of the analogue circuitry attractions is the tuning imperfections (which can be noticed especially easily when there are 3 digital and 3 analog oscillators next to each other). Sometimes the Dreadbox analogue circuitry needs a good warmup, especially after spending long days in warehouses or in transport. Please leave your unit turned on for 24h see if there's any difference. There are three calibration options ...

Can Medusa's LFOs and ENVs send out CC's?

Yes, both the Medusa's envelopes and LFOs, all 10 of them can be used as a modulation source for external devices.

Are the Medusa's envelopes bipolar?

No, the envelopes are unipolar only.

Can I use the Medusa Grid to control external instruments?

Yes, both the MPE pads and sequencer. All the potentiometers send CCs too. LFOs and ENVs are also being sent out as MIDI CCs. Medusa can also send out a clock and transport. The MIDI local off function is available too.

How can I break the initial calibration process in Medusa?

In order to break the internal calibration process - press ENV 1 button.

Can I change the layouts of the Medusa Grid pads?

Yes, you can choose from 8 different note layouts, root note and music scales. In Grid mode, the Medusa Grid pads can become a separate presets.