Cooper FX Outward V2

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This is the newest version with the Wet & Dry knobs.


The Outward is a digital sampling device that records audio and plays it back in different ways, depending on the mode. With freezing, stutter, and time stretching effects, there’s a lot the Outward is capable of.

  • CLOCK: Adjusts the speed at which the DSP chip runs, ranging from 10kHz (CCW) to 60 kHz (CW). When CCW, the sampling time will be extended, but will be noisier and of lower audio quality.
  • CLOCK ALT: Snaps the clock to fifths and octaves. Turn the alt control all the way CCW to have no quantization, turn past noon to enable the clock to snap to fifths and octaves.
  • TONE: Low pass filter control, useful for cutting down on noise resulting from decreasing the CLOCK control, and in taming the harshness of the digital signal. **CANNOT BE SAVED TO A PRESET
  • FRZ|TAP: Can be used to lock the recorded sample into the buffer, preventing it from being overwritten, as well as being used to tap in a tempo. Note, the tap control does not apply to every mode. To initiate tap, press the footswitch at least twice. To override the tap control, simply adjust the knob the tap control is affecting (ie, to turn off tap on SPD but not the SIZE, turn the SPD knob and not the SIZE knob).
    • The FRZ function is both latching and momentary. If you do a quick press on the button, the FRZ will be latching. Hold the footswitch (>1/2 second) and you will have the FRZ control be momentary.
    • **A note on tap tempo visualization: The top pushbutton/led will indicate the LFO tempo, the bottom pushbutton/led will blink in time with the SIZE tempo. These will only flash if the tap tempo is assigned to a parameter (ie, if the bottom led is flashing, then you are seeing the SIZE value you tapped in. If the top led is flashing, then you are seeing the LFO speed you tapped in. If one or both of the LEDs are not flashing, then tap tempo is not applied to the specified control)
  • BYPASS: Relay true bypass control. Can either be momentary or latching, depending on how long the switch is held. Hold for >1/2 second to use it as momentary. Tap it quickly to have the control be latching.
  • PRST BUTTON: quickly press to scroll up through modes. Preset selection/loading will be entered by holding the button until the push buttons begin to blink in unison.
  • ALT BUTTON: quickly press to scroll down through the modes. To enter the alt control mode, hold the alt button, wait for the corresponding mode LED to begin flashing, then adjust desired knob’s secondary control.
  • PRESETS: The Outward has four onboard presets. Enter preset selection/save mode by holding the PRST button until both buttons are blinking in unison. Scroll up/down preset slots (indicated by the three smaller LED’s) using the pushbuttons. When on the desired preset you can either LOAD what you have saved in the selected slot by holding the FRZ footswitch. You can alternatively SAVE to the selected preset slot by holding down the BYPASS footswitch. Mix, Tone, and Volume settings will not be saved into the preset slot. **NOTE that there are no presets saved on the Outward when initially shipped. All presets will be user created**
  • EXP/CV: Assign expression or CV to any of the digital controls (SPD|SNS, SIZE, PIT|DIR, CLOCK) by doing the following:
    • Insert EXP or CV
    • with the EXP at heel down or CV at a minimum, set the minimum value of the exp/cv sweep using the knobs.
      • With EXP at toe down or CV at a maximum, set the maximum value of the exp/cv sweep again using the desired knob.
      • EX: desire to control SPD with expression (useful in MANUAL direction in Time-Stretch B)
        • Insert expression pedal
        • With your Heel down, set the knob at the desired position.
        • With toe down, select the knob to the desired toe position
        • Now the exp is assigned to the SPD knob and will scroll through the buffer with start and end points dictated by the heel down and toe down positions.
      • **EXP VALUES CANNOT BE SAVED TO A PRESET