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edfn

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sequencer idea
« on: November 21, 2013, 05:57:40 pm »
Hi,
Really enjoying the micro so far!
And now that someone has made a synth with a sequencer like the 101 I can finally leave that at home for live sets  :)

One thing that I noticed is that the gate settings (short-medium-long) don't have any effect when sequenced from an external trigger (909 rim for me)
This is a bit of a problem because when sequencing from triggers the pulse is so short that the attack part of the envelope gets lost.

It would be nice to have an option for the step to hold (like a ong gate) until the next pulse comes. I'm pretty sure this is how it works on the 101.
I was thinking that this could be solved by using a long gate setting but this only seems to work when using the internal clock (haven't tried midi).

I am able to trigger the steps from my korg esx1 with a sample of a square wave (just the positive section) and thought that just using a longer sample of the same would work but that somehow doesn't do it either... don't know what's wrong there.

It might be a nice idea to also have a mode that advances steps at any incoming midi note, or on a specific channel for those without triggers and gates that want a less regualar clock...

Anyway, just some ideas. Fantastic machine! :D

lentoNinos

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Re: sequencer idea
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 12:56:44 am »
Have you noticed that the sequence speed cuts in half when you send long gate pulses? That has been happening for me.

Would it be possible to double or half incoming sync with software? For example have the sequencer advance every other gate signal received (easy, i'd imagine) or have the software sample the distance between gate signals and shoot off a trigger inbetween each incoming signal (hard/maybe impossible). edfn's idea for sequencer gate hold would be awesome!

I'm also loving this synth. I really enjoyed the mini, but this one is a perfect fit more me.

edfn

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Re: sequencer idea
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 09:27:33 am »
I'll have to check the reaction to long pulses again, will post my experiences.

If I'm understanding correctly you are suggesting to get a clock from the average of the pulses??? I think this is how the korg monotribe works. A bit like a tap tempo. Might be wrong though.

The beauty of the advance-step-at-pulse kind of sequencer is that you can vary the pattern easily while maintaining the same notes. It's a great tool for live playing and getting out of the 1-2 bar loop vibe. When it's averaged it is much the same as a regular midi-clock.

I think your idea about dividing the sync might be possible (not really qualified to say). The lfo syncing to the sequencer seems to work a bit like this, but that is internal. I guess a lot of these functions are best achieved in modular land with some logic modules...

 

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