Re: [AH] Doepfer Regelwek/Dark Time

From Em Wilson
Sent Fri, Jan 9th 2015, 21:49

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Wow - that was very cool. Nice work!

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Nicholas Keller <niroke@tampabay.rr.com>
wrote:

> Do you have a regelwerk?  There aren't tons around for sale.  I have two
> MAQs and the A-154/155(152,156) combo.  I like the MAQs for being 16 step
> (but not fixed) and for each row being independent (you can have one
> forward, one pendulum, one random), unlike the A-155.  The MAQs can make
> for some cool polyrhythmic sequences, but to really push them to the limit,
> you need to send midi messages to them while you're at it.  That really
> opens them up, but I rarely do that as it requires integrating with the
> computer. I usually just sync the MAQs to the Machinedrum and leave the
> computer off, booting up only to capture a good passage as audio.  If I do
> want to control it more deliberately via midi, I have an Ableton Live file
> that has all the midi commands as "clips" so I can have all the rows switch
> to random at bar 17 and back at bar 19 for example, something that would be
> impossible to do via the front panel.  Here's a video I made to show that
> it is possible using this Ableton file to switch from forward to random and
> back again, restarting the forward sequence at step 1 (something the
> software guy at Doepfer thought was not possible).
> https://vimeo.com/58943038
> It requires a message be sent on step 1 of the forward sequence which sets
> the first and last step to 1, then a message on step 2 that sets first step
> to 2 and last to 16.
>
> The A-155 is cool in that it has inputs for each step, so you can not only
> sequence fixed voltages, but you can also sequence modulation sources or
> audio. It's fun to stuff an LFO into one step's input and quantize the
> sequencer's output, then for that LFO injection period you will get a burst
> of notes not likely in time with the sequence itself. Here are a few
> examples I made of sequencing audio:
> https://vimeo.com/68894557
> https://vimeo.com/68914174
>
> Dark time is cool for having built/in quantizer and being available as a
> stand alone box, but I don't think it has the analog control inputs
> available with the A-154 sequencer controller, but I could be wrong.
>
> I'm off to watch Paul's video now...
>
> Nick
>
>
>
> On Jan 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Paul T <FelixKrull2u@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Speaking of wanting acid machines: do any of you fine folks use or have
> strong opinions on the above sequencers? I do own an ARP sequencer and a
> Roland 104 and an Oberheim mini sequencer plus lots of monophonic analogs
> but am thinking of joining the 22nd century such as it is. I do not really
> use computers much in making music at the moment so can I get much use out
> of the Regelwerk as a sequencer and a fader/controller? Should I be
> thinking of other sequencers besides these? I've got a Garfield Mini Doc
> and several other synchronizers and trigger sequencers.
>  On a related note: what's the best MPC in your opinion? I'm afraid my
> idea of a sequencer is a Linn 9000 with all of the possible add ons. I hear
> Mr Linn has gone on to do other things besides the Linn.  :)
>  I'm sure what I should really be spending money on is getting some stuff
> serviced at this point.
>
>


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<div dir=3D"ltr">Wow - that was very cool. Nice work!</div><div class=3D"gm=
ail_extra"><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:19 PM, N=
icholas Keller <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:niroke@tampabay.rr.c=
om" target=3D"_blank">niroke@tampabay.rr.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><bloc=
kquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #cc=
c solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"auto"><div>Do you have a regelwerk?=
=C2=A0 There aren&#39;t tons around for sale.=C2=A0 I have two MAQs and the=
 A-154/155(152,156) combo.=C2=A0 I like the MAQs for being 16 step (but not=
 fixed) and for each row being independent (you can have one forward, one p=
endulum, one random), unlike the A-155.=C2=A0 The MAQs can make for some co=
ol polyrhythmic sequences, but to really push them to the limit, you need t=
o send midi messages to them while you&#39;re at it.=C2=A0 That really open=
s them up, but I rarely do that as it requires integrating with the compute=
r. I usually just sync the MAQs to the Machinedrum and leave the computer o=
ff, booting up only to capture a good passage as audio.=C2=A0 If I do want =
to control it more deliberately via midi, I have an Ableton Live file that =
has all the midi commands as &quot;clips&quot; so I can have all the rows s=
witch to random at bar 17 and back at bar 19 for example, something that wo=
uld be impossible to do via the front panel.=C2=A0 Here&#39;s a video I mad=
e to show that it is possible using this Ableton file to switch from forwar=
d to random and back again, restarting the forward sequence at step 1 (some=
thing the software guy at Doepfer thought was not possible). =C2=A0</div><d=
iv><a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/58943038" target=3D"_blank">https://vimeo.c=
om/58943038</a></div><div>It requires a message be sent on step 1 of the fo=
rward sequence which sets the first and last step to 1, then a message on s=
tep 2 that sets first step to 2 and last to 16.=C2=A0</div><div><br></div><=
div>The A-155 is cool in that it has inputs for each step, so you can not o=
nly sequence fixed voltages, but you can also sequence modulation sources o=
r audio. It&#39;s fun to stuff an LFO into one step&#39;s input and quantiz=
e the sequencer&#39;s output, then for that LFO injection period you will g=
et a burst of notes not likely in time with the sequence itself. Here are a=
 few examples I made of sequencing audio:</div><div><a href=3D"https://vime=
o.com/68894557" target=3D"_blank">https://vimeo.com/68894557</a></div><div>=
<a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/68914174" target=3D"_blank">https://vimeo.com/=
68914174</a></div><div><br></div><div>Dark time is cool for having built/in=
 quantizer and being available as a stand alone box, but I don&#39;t think =
it has the analog control inputs available with the A-154 sequencer control=
ler, but I could be wrong.=C2=A0</div><div><br></div><div>I&#39;m off to wa=
tch Paul&#39;s video now...</div><div><br></div><div>Nick<br><br><br></div>=
<div><div class=3D"h5"><div><br>On Jan 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Paul T &lt;<a h=
ref=3D"mailto:FelixKrull2u@comcast.net" target=3D"_blank">FelixKrull2u@comc=
ast.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type=3D"cite"><div><div sty=
le=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;color:#000000"><div><span style=3D"f=
ont-size:12pt">Speaking of wanting acid machines: do any of you fine folks =
use or have strong opinions on the above sequencers? I do own an ARP sequen=
cer and a Roland 104 and an Oberheim mini sequencer plus lots of monophonic=
 analogs but am thinking of joining the 22nd century such as it is. I do no=
t really use computers much in making music at the moment so can I get much=
 use out of the Regelwerk as a sequencer and a fader/controller? Should I b=
e thinking of other sequencers besides these? I&#39;ve got a Garfield Mini =
Doc and several other=C2=A0</span>synchronizers and trigger sequencers.<spa=
n style=3D"font-size:12pt">=C2=A0=C2=A0</span></div><div style=3D"color:#00=
0;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;font-family:Hel=
vetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12pt"><div style=3D"font-family:Arial;fon=
t-size:12pt;color:#000000"><div>=C2=A0On a related note: what&#39;s the bes=
t MPC in your opinion? I&#39;m afraid my idea of a sequencer is a Linn 9000=
 with all of the possible add ons. I hear Mr Linn has gone on to do other t=
hings besides the Linn. =C2=A0:)</div><div>=C2=A0I&#39;m sure what I should=
 really be spending money on is getting some stuff serviced at this point.<=
/div></div></div><div><br></div></div></div></blockquote></div></div></div>=
</blockquote></div><br><br clear=3D"all"><div><br></div>-- <br><div class=
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face=3D"Fixedsys"><font size=3D"4">Mii iw keyaa ezhi-ditibiseyaan</font></f=
ont></b></div><ul><li><span style=3D"font-size:12.7272720336914px">Creative=
 Lead @ Wendigo Technical Unit</span><br></li><li><span style=3D"font-size:=
12.7272720336914px">Archivist/Collections Manager @ your local tribal entit=
y</span><br></li><li><span style=3D"font-size:12.7272720336914px">Hoop Danc=
er, bustle maker, hide tanner, and cultural arts educator @ Ezhichige Ezhic=
higed</span></li></ul><div><br></div></div></div></div></div>
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