Re: [AH] Doepfer Regelwek/Dark Time

From Em Wilson
Sent Fri, Jan 9th 2015, 21:37

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I have a MAQ that I rarely touch - it's been on the list before, but I'm
really interested in the BCR2000 Zaquencer firmware - it may even get me to
finally let go of my MAQ.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuwrqdzXwcY

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">I have a MAQ that I rarely touch - it&#39;s been on the li=
st before, but I&#39;m really interested in the BCR2000 Zaquencer firmware =
- it may even get me to finally let go of my MAQ. =C2=A0<a href=3D"https://=
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DEuwrqdzXwcY">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DEu=
wrqdzXwcY</a></div><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote=
">On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Nicholas Keller <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a =
href=3D"mailto:niroke@tampabay.rr.com" target=3D"_blank">niroke@tampabay.rr=
.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"ma=
rgin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"au=
to"><div>Do you have a regelwerk?=C2=A0 There aren&#39;t tons around for sa=
le.=C2=A0 I have two MAQs and the A-154/155(152,156) combo.=C2=A0 I like th=
e 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.=C2=
=A0 The MAQs can make for some cool polyrhythmic sequences, but to really p=
ush them to the limit, you need to send midi messages to them while you&#39=
;re at it.=C2=A0 That really opens them up, but I rarely do that as it requ=
ires integrating with the computer. I usually just sync the MAQs to the Mac=
hinedrum and leave the computer off, booting up only to capture a good pass=
age 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&q=
uot; 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 pane=
l.=C2=A0 Here&#39;s a video I made to show that it is possible using this A=
bleton 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). =C2=A0</div><div><a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/58943038" =
target=3D"_blank">https://vimeo.com/58943038</a></div><div>It requires a me=
ssage be sent on step 1 of the forward sequence which sets the first and la=
st step to 1, then a message on step 2 that sets first step to 2 and last t=
o 16.=C2=A0</div><div><br></div><div>The A-155 is cool in that it has input=
s for each step, so you can not only sequence fixed voltages, but you can a=
lso sequence modulation sources or audio. It&#39;s fun to stuff an LFO into=
 one step&#39;s input and quantize the sequencer&#39;s output, then for tha=
t LFO injection period you will get a burst of notes not likely in time wit=
h the sequence itself. Here are a few examples I made of sequencing audio:<=
/div><div><a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/68894557" target=3D"_blank">https://=
vimeo.com/68894557</a></div><div><a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/68914174" tar=
get=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 controller, but I could be wrong.=C2=A0</div><div=
><br></div><div>I&#39;m off to watch 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 href=3D"mailto:FelixKrull2u@comcast.net" ta=
rget=3D"_blank">FelixKrull2u@comcast.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><block=
quote type=3D"cite"><div><div style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;col=
or:#000000"><div><span style=3D"font-size:12pt">Speaking of wanting acid ma=
chines: do any of you fine folks use or have strong opinions on the above s=
equencers? 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 22=
nd century such as it is. I do not really use computers much in making musi=
c at the moment so can I get much use out of the Regelwerk as a sequencer a=
nd a fader/controller? Should I be thinking of other sequencers besides the=
se? I&#39;ve got a Garfield Mini Doc and several other=C2=A0</span>synchron=
izers and trigger sequencers.<span style=3D"font-size:12pt">=C2=A0=C2=A0</s=
pan></div><div style=3D"color:#000;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;tex=
t-decoration:none;font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12pt"><d=
iv style=3D"font-family:Arial;font-size:12pt;color:#000000"><div>=C2=A0On a=
 related note: what&#39;s the best MPC in your opinion? I&#39;m afraid my i=
dea 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. =C2=A0:)</div><div=
>=C2=A0I&#39;m sure what I should really be spending money on is getting so=
me stuff serviced at this point.</div></div></div><div><br></div></div></di=
v></blockquote></div></div></div></blockquote></div><br><br clear=3D"all"><=
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