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

From James Husted
Sent Fri, Jul 11th 2008, 19:07

What I would find more useful is to have a variable gate time for  
each step instead (or along with) the variable step time. To be able  
to adjust the step's note length within the step (and not changing  
the total sequence time) would be a very useful thing to me.
-James


On Jul 11, 2008, at 9:28 AM, alt-mode wrote:

> Ah OK, that's what I thought you meant.  Of course, the main  
> feature of the
> System 700 sequencer in this respect is rotary switches that can  
> change the
> timing accurately on the fly.  A switch and a pulse divider might  
> be easier
> to work with.  This would also be true for the comparison to the  
> SAM-16
> sequencer that Gene mentioned; switching from 1/8th to 1/16th  
> quickly and
> accurately is tough with a continuous knob.
>
> I guess no single step sequencer will ever have all of the features  
> possible
> but it is cool that each seem to have their own quirks and  
> personality that
> make them unique!
>
>     Eric
>
> On 7/11/08 11:13 AM, "charles graef"  
> <redacted@example.com> wrote:
>
>> Yup -- sorry, I phrased it badly.  When you clock from an external  
>> VCLFO you
>> can modulate the frequency of said VCLFO with the CV out from one  
>> of the
>> sequencer rows and thus modulate the duration of any given step.  For
>> example, in theory if the CVs in the row were
>>
>> 0v | 1v | 1v | 0v | 1v | 1v | 0v | 1v | 1v | 0v | 1v | 1v
>>
>> the rhtymn of the output would be
>>
>> 1/4 | 1/8 | 1/8 | 1/4 | 1/8 | 1/8 | 1/4 | 1/8 | 1/8 | 1/4 | 1/8 |  
>> 1/8.
>>
>> An octave is a doubling of frequency and you're working 1v/oct.   
>> If the
>> clock goes twice as fast, the duration of the step is 1/2 as  
>> long.  Etc.
>>
>> --Chuck
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: alt-mode [mailto:ah@alt-mode.com]
>> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 10:11 AM
>> To: charles graef; 'analogue'
>> Subject: Re: [AH] totally insane!! system 700 sequencer
>>
>> On 7/11/08 9:39 AM, "charles graef"  
>> <redacted@example.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>> Very true!
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> OK, I don't think I parsed that.  Are you saying that you can use  
>> the CVs
>> from a row to modulate the clock rate and thereby achieve the  
>> timing changes
>> that are possible with the per step switches?  Please elaborate.
>>
>>     Eric
>>
>>
>>
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