As I have many ideas already for improvements to the current modules and for new modules, I have decided to put together a page which provides some insight into some of this. I will be keeping some ideas “secret” until they are ready for beta or full release, but want to keep the ongoing evolution of the various collections and modules as open as possible.
Note that I am not going to commit to any timescales for the roadmap, as I am also working on composing, producing and publishing my own music (andrewmacaulaymusic.uk). Also please note that inclusion of any ideas/items on this roadmap, and any expected releases mentioned, does not commit me to including these features/modules, it just reflects my thinking at this point.
FUTURE: POSSIBLE NEW MODULES
For Release 4, I already have some ideas for four to five new modules, currently thinking in the performance/keyboard control areaas well as modules for the ratcheting collection, switches and mixers collection and potentially the envelopes and LFOs collection – with all of these likely to be included in existing collections at no additional cost to existing users. Note that some collection prices will increase for new purchases to reflect these new modules.
In addition, I am also looking at possible enhancements to existing modules: for example providing options to allow shorter times on the tempo-sync’d timings for the Voltage Controlled Envelope.
For releases after this (potentially Release 5 or later), I have some ideas and mock-ups for a completely new set of modules that may warrant their own, brand new collection or may still be incorporated in a current one.
Once I start work on the next set of enhancements and new modules, which will probably be in Q1 2020, I will publish further information about the modules and their planned capabilities.
August 2019 – RELEASE 3: NEW MODULES/UPDATES/ENHANCEMENTS
Five new modules were, adding Delay/LFO modules to the newly renamed Envelope and LFO Collection, a MIDI Display to the General Utilities and a Wave Mixer to the Switches and Mixers Collection. There were some additional updates to modules, including:
Clock Generator: adding additional stop/start/sync features to this to provide even more control.
UI and other enhancements: improved Log-Scale Knobs with Selectable Mid-Point; new options for minimum 2ms timing/gate width for some modules; improved UI for in-module help; new Release Notes on first use; and a new Configuration File for customisation of some defaults.
April 2019 – RELEASE 2: NEW MODULES/UPDATES/ENHANCEMENTS
Four new Utility, Metering and Switch modules were releasing. This release also features the following enhancements, as well as a set of fixes and other minor updates:
Pattern Ratcheter: adding a “master” gate-time control to this, alongside the existing per-step gate times.
Gate Delay: adding a gate-sense timing input to add to the existing manual and Host-based BPM controls.
SELLING INDIVIDUAL MODULES
All of the modules have been made available as individual items in the store, as well as changing the Ultimate Collection to be a bundle of bundles rather than a bundle of the individual modules.
ENHANCEMENTS TO THIS WEBSITE/ONLINE HELP
This is now complete! Help pages for all the modules is accessible from the modules in Voltage Modular from the right-click menu, and from this site.
NEW TUTORIAL PRESETS
Tutorials have now been provided for all collections, covering the majority of modules.