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tiddex

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Sequencer: individual gate length per step
« on: December 12, 2019, 05:27:37 pm »
Please make the gate knob an individual setting for each step instead of a global setting.
I traded in my MiniBrute 2S for the MatrixBrute and even more than the lack of envelope-triggering and -looping (which is practically added now with the LFO-editor) this feels like the biggest step down in functionality.
I am messing around a lot with gate lengths, especially when programming funky baselines, so I am begging you to add this. Right now I have to hook up the MB to a DAW to get that depth of editing.

How would the gate knob work in the different modes when gate lengths are individual?
In step-editing mode the gate knob would affect the individual gate length. The length should be displayed next to the mod-knob or in the sequencer display ranging from 0 to 100% / tie.
How to use the gate knob then when not in step editing mode?
Here is my suggestion:
Otherwise the knob could work in two different ways, changeable via the settings:

1. Catching individual gate lengths / threshold mode.
When turned right, the gate knob would start at the setting of the shortest single step. This is displayed at the mod-knob or the sequencer display. Turning it further it would increase the gate length of this step and all steps whose gate length is surpassed. When turning it left it would start at the maximum gate length. The knob would work like a maximum or minimum sthrshold for gate lengths. When all gates are catched, the knob works in the same way like it does now.

Example                         turning right                                                           turning left
knob:       default            +5%          +10%        +15%        +20%       +25%          -5%        -10%       -15%       -20%       -25%
Gate1:        15%               20%            25%         30%          35%        40%           15%        15%         15%        15%       10%
Gate2:        25%               25%            25%         30%          35%        40%           25%        25%         20%        15%       10%
Gate3:        35%               35%            35%         35%          35%        40%           30%        25%         20%        15%       10%

2. Changing all step lengths by the same amount
Thus keeping the distances in absolute percentage between them. When pushed against 0% or 100% / tie the relative distance shortens. After all steps are pushed against 0% / tie, the knob works in the same way like it does now. The dsiplay shows the minimum or maximum gate length when the knob is turned.

Example                         turning right                                                                               turning left
knob:       default            +5%          +30%        +70%           +80%                +90%                  -5%         -10%       -15%       -20%
Gate1:        15%               20%            45%         85%            95%                100% / tie           10%         5%          0%          0%
Gate2:        25%               30%            55%         95%            100% / tie       100% / tie           20%        15%          0%         0%
Gate3:        35%               40%            65%         100% /tie   100%  / tie      100% / tie           30%         25%        10%         0%

In case it should be a memory issue to save gate lengths in a preset, give us at least the possibility to route the mod-track to the gate-length knob. We could at least choose to sacrifice the mod-track for gate-control.

DrJustice

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Re: Sequencer: individual gate length per step
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 11:00:51 pm »
While not an actual gate control, an alternative is to use the MOD track to control the rate of an LFO with Retrig = Sngl, using a down slope saw or a square, then assign that LFO @+99 to the VCA or one of the filter outputs for Duo Split bliss. You could also control envelope segment times, but if you can spare an LFO it can be used an audio gate envelope with different duration for each step.

tiddex

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Re: Sequencer: individual gate length per step
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 06:28:26 pm »
Thanks a lot for your tipp. I appreciate that.
I had figured that solution myself, still I think it is a quite obvious feature to have a dedicated knob.

TheAndyMac

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Re: Sequencer: individual gate length per step
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 10:18:48 am »
Thinking of buying a MatrixBrute - and surprised that this is not there already, but at least a workaround seems sort of possible.

 

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