Re: [AH] totally insane!! system 700 sequencer

From implode7
Sent Fri, Jul 11th 2008, 16:15

Still sleepy this morning, but I believe that the sam-16 can do  
everything mentioned...
duration per note, changed quickly per knob, cv input per step (2  
different rows of this, one with 2 crossfaded inputs, the other which  
is bidirectional, and can do 1 input into 16 outputs, or 16 inputs  
into 1 output, skipped steps, etc....it also does midi and cv, and you  
can modulate the midi output with the cv...

> The Doepfer sequencer allows the CV or audio input to individual  
> steps.  The
> Analogue Systems sequencer has skip.  Would be nice if every  
> sequencer had
> everything.
>
> Re the Roland, I should think it would be possible when using an  
> external VC
> clock with a row of sequencer CV and thereby halve a given step  
> duration
> with an octave increase in CV from that row, quarter the duration  
> with a
> 2-octave increase, etc.
>
> --Chuck
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: alt-mode [mailto:ah@alt-mode.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 9:24 AM
> To: Guy D2; analogue
> Subject: Re: [AH] totally insane!! system 700 sequencer
>
> Take a closer look at the System 700 sequencer and you will also see  
> that
> there is a "Analog In" jack on every stage.  Aside from adding a CV  
> to an
> individual step, this can also be used for sequencing between  
> different
> waves or sounds, much like the ARP 2500 Mix sequencer.  Of course,  
> the 2500
> mix sequencer has a few additional tricks up its sleeve too by mixing
> multiple inputs but this is an overlooked function in the System 700
> sequencer.
>
> There are four "wishes" I have for the System 700 sequencer although  
> they
> will never come true:
>
> 1. A quantizer but this can be added with another module from a more  
> modern
> modular synth.
>
> 2. A "skip" selection for each stage much like the Moog and ASys  
> sequencers.
> This is probably the most important "playability" function for any  
> step
> sequencer.  It allows you to make many sequences out of a set of  
> steps.  I'm
> surprised at how few step sequencers implement this feature.
>
> 3. The CV out jacks should be on the left of the module and the  
> clock inputs
> on the right.  You need some long patch cords to go from the CV outs  
> to any
> oscillators when setting up the blocks in the standard configuration.
>
> 4. The ability to use the step timing functions mentioned earlier when
> driven by an external clock.  This might require that the external  
> clock run
> at 1/32 note values but I could live with that.  The System 700  
> sequencer
> has to be your main clock if you want to use the timing functions.
>
>    Eric
>
> On 7/11/08 8:25 AM, "Guy D2" <redacted@example.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Numerology 2.0 can do this (easily). Mac only though... and v2.0 is
>> still in beta, but nearing completion.
>>
>> I designed such a step sequencer in Reaktor -- I'm quite sure there
>> are more like these done in Reaktor (or Max, etc...).
>>
>>
>> The S700 sequencer was very handy for live use (big buttons, spacious
>> layout), but apart from the step duration it wasn't any more special
>> than say the nearest Moog step sequencer. There's a lot better
>> hardware out there right now.
>>
>> -g
>>
>>
>> On 11 Jul 2008, at 14:14, Christopher Winkels wrote:
>>
>>> Are there any good software emulations of this?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 7/11/08, Andrew Scheidler <redacted@example.com> wrote:
>>>> For one, each step (there are 12 of them) has a "duration"  
>>>> selector.
>>>> You can change a note from a sixteenth to an eighth (or quarter,
>>>> half,
>>>> etc) on the fly.  So your sequence can change from a 12/16 to a  
>>>> 13/16
>>>> (by changing one of the sixteenths to an eighth).
>>>>
>>>> This is far cooler than you would expect  :)
>>>>
>>>> Drew
>>>>
>>>> On 7/11/08, gregory zifcak <redacted@example.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> for the uninitiated,
>>>>> what's special about the sequencer?
>>>>>
>>>>>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>> ------
>>>>> I really was quite impressed with the sequencer.  While the bulk
>>>>> of the
>>>>> modules are typical Roland (sliders -yuck- and sorely lacking in
>>>>> multiples), the sequencer is
>>>>>
>>>>> just sheer genius.  It is by far the best sequencer I have used  
>>>>> and
>>>>>
>>>>> probably the only reason to ever own one of these things.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Tony
>>>>>
>>>>>
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