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Gateway to the analog world – The Manta Mate translates MIDI data into analog control voltages. Signals are fed to the module via USB A and USB B ports. For emitting control voltages, there are four outputs featuring high-resolution 16-bit converters and eight 12-bit channels. The Mate was developed to be used with the multi-touch controller Manta. However, it works with lots of other MIDI and HID devices as well. Besides its converters, the module offers an arpeggiator and several monophonic / polyphonic modes plus microtonal scales. Additionally, a team composed of Manta and Manta Mate can be used as a two-channel sequencer with up to 32 steps.
The Manta Mate acts as an embedded USB host, meaning it can be used with a multitude of MIDI controllers and even HID devices like joysticks or gamepads. Connecting a computer to control the outputs with a DAW is possible as well. The module offers twelve CV outputs, which can be configured in several ways. Four of them come equipped with 16-bit converters. The other channels feature 12-bit converters. The Manta Mate can be utilized as a monophonic or up to four-voice polyphonic MIDI-CV interface. Besides notes, the module is able to translate velocity values and / or continuous control data. Microtonal options allow users to play outside the equal-tempered scale. The Mate’s arpeggiator can be synchronized to external equipment via a clock input. The same applies for the sequencer mode. It is tailormade for the Manta controller and transforms the setup into a composition tool with two tracks. Each channel features up to 32 steps, multiple patterns and shift functions. Finalized configurations and sequences can be stored inside the Manta Mate.
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Besides being Director of Electronic Music at Princeton University and the Director of PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra), Jeff Snyder still finds time to run Snyderphonics, creators the Manta tactile controller and the Manta Mate module, which translates all sorts of MIDI and HID signals into CV.