Re: [AH] Is there a hardware sequencer that supports playing the same se

From Zoran Bosnjak
Sent Wed, Jan 21st 2004, 21:05

Hi John,

this is what I did at home yesterday:

I use Cubase VST sequencer. I created this 16-step sequence that I also 
heavily modulated with FM, until it sounded right. I recorded this, and than 
started playing the same thing with different filter/FM settings/envelope 
lengths, but also moving the sequence in 1/16 x N increments, until I got 
the second sequence that, due to relationship to the first one, complemented 
the whole mix very nicely (in both rhythmic and timbre sense). I believe 
this relationship is truly worth exploring.

Hardware sequencer would speed up the process described above, and it is 
worth saying that I always look for opportunities to beef up my modular, and 
excuses to spend more on modules :-)



>From: "john mahoney" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [AH] Is there a hardware sequencer that supports playing the 
>same sequence twice...
>Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 14:35:09 -0500
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Paul Wagorn" <>
> >
> > put the sequence through a delay with one repeat 2 steps later....
> > unless you wan a different sound for each sequence, then just mult the
> > cv/gate out to 2 different synths & put one through the delay, set on 
> > effect.
>Good ideas!
>Along those lines, you can do a similar thing with a MIDI sequencer and a
>MIDI Delay unit like this:
>$300 is kind of expensive, though.
>Zoran wrote:
> > Or to expand the idea, one CV channel plays "normal" sequence, but the
> > one plays random version of the same?
>That's a cool idea, but a lot more difficult. If anything can do it, maybe
>the "computerized" Doepfers can?
>You said "hardware," but I'll mention some software: ArtWonk. You make your
>own hardware-style sequencers, so you can probably do that random trick you
>want. Howard Moscovitz reviewed it on his site:
>Here's the ArtWonk page:

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