RE: [AH] stepsequensers that sends CC# data?

From Ancient Eyeball Recipe
Sent Thu, Oct 2nd 2008, 16:37

I'm not sure how you can conclude that the Zeit, in any kind of objective sense, would "smoke" the Octopus feature wise.

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From: Eduardo Saponara <>
> As far as new great sequencers the infection music ones seem to smoke everything 
> else I've seen feature wise and interface wise.  Either the Zeit or Atem would 
> be amazing.  not sure how available they are though.
> As for the original question.  The MPC seems to have the midi side of his/her 
> rig handled, it was the step sequencing part that he was needing a solution to, 
> as the baby 10's were troublesome.
> My recommendation, if the MPC is handling your midi side just fine (as it 
> should, any MPC is such a great midi sequencer) then you just need a step 
> sequencer that spits midi and a midi to cv converter.  Even with a one channel 
> midi step sequencer (like a mobius, say) you can run the midi through the MPC 
> and then to your synths, so if you get something you like, you can record the 
> midi into the MPC, then free up the sequencer to sequence other parts while the 
> MPC keeps the previous lines going.  With a Midi step sequencer that can save 
> patterns (like the mobius) you can go back to a previous sequence and mute the 
> recorded ones in the MPC and tweak it to something else, then record that into 
> the MPC.
> If all your stuff has midi then you're straight, if you need CV gate conversion 
> then you will need enough channels to have all your stuff going at once. 
> Frostwave Quad Midi to CV is a unit that has served me well for years, but there 
> are others.
> So just add a mobius, fat controller, schrittmacher, P3, doepfer, x0xb0x, 
> midibox, or whatever sequencer that appeals to you, and let the MPC handle the 
> multi track aspect.  Until you start looking at much more expensive sequencers 
> the multi track aspect is hard to get.
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