retail price: $400 (originally $480)
depth: 26mm (“skiff friendly”)
power: 12v: 72ma, -12v: 12ma, 5v: none
teletype is a dynamic, musical event triggering platform.
scripts are assigned to each of the eight trigger inputs. herein you can set CV values (four outputs) and trigger gates (four outputs), with extended functionality for pattern manipulation, slews, randomness, sequences, basic arithmetic, stacks, delays, and much more. CV input and a parameter knob can be integrated into scripts, and an internal metronome makes for standalone self-running systems.
scripts are modified with a USB keyboard which plugs into the front panel. syntax is simple and easy to learn-- tutorials, video, and reference pages are available. teletype ships with numerous ready-to-run musically explorative patches. teletype runs without the keyboard attached-- you might treat editing as precomposition, or leave the keyboard plugged in for live coding.
pattern creation can happen in various ways, including a full-screen "tracker" mode which will be familiar to many.
remote control of monome trilogy (white whale, meadowphysics, and earthsea) modules is possible through a rear ribbon cable connection-- various parameters of these modules (such as playback position, sync, reset, and preset recall) can be scripted into the trigger inputs on teletype. note: free firmware update required for trilogy modules, and a pin header must be soldered on. cable and header not included.
scripts are stored in internal flash. bootup and execution is instant. this is not a computer. it's a digital algorithmic ecosystem, thoroughly designed for the modular environment, with an 80's terminal sensibility.