The below items are atopics that have not yet been separated into individual articles.
This page will be obsolete once all items are converted to individual articles.
- E1 to E9 designates ENCODER 1 through 9. Encoders 1 to 8 are below the OLEDs, and encoder 9 is to the left of the screens.
- JE - Jack Expander
- CV Set - refers to a Pitch, Gate and Velocity set (3 jacks) on the Vector or the Jack Expander module. There are 6 CV sets in total.
The Five12 Official Forum
- Go here and create an account.
- The forum is the best place to log Feature and Support Requests.
Latest Firmware and Manual
- Go to the Five12 official forum and find the firmware there.
- Jim keeps this page up to date with the current release firmware and Vector manual
Logging Feature Requests
- This is done by joining the Five12 forum and logging a request here
Five12 Vector Sequencer Users Group (Facebook)
- The Facebook Users Group is here
- I try to verify and accept users on a daily basis
Setting up a Chord Part
- Pre-configured Chords
- Custom Chords
How do Rests work between Chord Steps?
Custom Chord Quick Configuration
- You must have already created a PART as TYPE CHORD.
- Go to the PITCH page or a PRESET in your CHORD PART.
- Use E9 to select either the base note (left side) or the offset interval (right side).
- Use E1-8 to select the offset interval, or keep dialing to select a pre-configured chord type (eg. C minor).
- Change the chord type for the selected step to be a CUSTOM CHORD by pressing EDIT and the specific E1-8 encoder.
- The Vector will change the chord on that step to be a CUSTOM CHORD
- The Vector will fill in the offset intervals to be the notes in the pre-configured C minor chord.
- You may then change each interval individually within the CUSTOM CHORD
Step Timing Options
This is a biiiiig topic for the Vector so I will chip away at it as logically as possible.
SEQ CTL Page
- Most of what you need is in the SEQ CTL page.
- Select the PART you want then press CONTROL once to get to SEQ CTL.
- START refers to the step at which a PRESET (when active) will begin. Your PRESET will usually start on step one. But there is no reason it has to.
- LEN is the length of your PRESET in step quantity. If it exceeds the configured steps of your preset you will get silence.
- DIR is direction. Pretty obvious. See the manual.
- RESET is the count of beats at which the PRESET will be forced back to the START step (usually one, but maybe not).
- RATE is the division of a step timing based on the MODE type. Most of the time you will probably work with Musical Divisions in whole notes, quarters etc.
- MODE is where you set the way in which each step duration is calculated. There are many interesting options here - see the manual. I will go into more detail for the ones I really like below.
- OCT is your pitched note octave. Default is ZERO. Changing this will add or subtract an octave to/from any active pitched note.
- TRANS is transposition. You use it to pitch shift per semi tone. EG TRANS 3 is 3 semitones or a minor third.