Re: [AH] Doepfer Regelwek/Dark Time

From Paul Tillotson
Sent Fri, Jan 9th 2015, 21:39

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There is a local posting with a Regelwerk which does reference their rarity=
.=20

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From: "Nicholas Keller" <niroke@tampabay.rr.com>=20
To: "Paul T" <FelixKrull2u@comcast.net>=20
Cc: analogue@hyperreal.org=20
Sent: Friday, January 9, 2015 12:19:02 PM=20
Subject: Re: [AH] Doepfer Regelwek/Dark Time=20

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 n=
ot 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 p=
olyrhythmic sequences, but to really push them to the limit, you need to se=
nd 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 j=
ust 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 d=
eliberately via midi, I have an Ableton Live file that has all the midi com=
mands 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 th=
e 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 t=
he forward sequence at step 1 (something the software guy at Doepfer though=
t was not possible).=20
https://vimeo.com/58943038=20
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.=20

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 au=
dio. It's fun to stuff an LFO into one step's input and quantize the sequen=
cer's output, then for that LFO injection period you will get a burst of no=
tes not likely in time with the sequence itself. Here are a few examples I =
made of sequencing audio:=20
https://vimeo.com/68894557=20
https://vimeo.com/68914174=20

Dark time is cool for having built/in quantizer and being available as a st=
and 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.=20

I'm off to watch Paul's video now...=20

Nick=20



On Jan 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Paul T < FelixKrull2u@comcast.net > wrote:=20




Speaking of wanting acid machines: do any of you fine folks use or have str=
ong opinions on the above sequencers? I do own an ARP sequencer and a Rolan=
d 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 co=
mputers 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 o=
ther sequencers besides these? I've got a Garfield Mini Doc and several oth=
er synchronizers and trigger sequencers.=20
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 L=
inn has gone on to do other things besides the Linn. :)=20
I'm sure what I should really be spending money on is getting some stuff se=
rviced at this point.=20






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<html><body><div style=3D"font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #0000=
00"><div>&nbsp;There is a local posting with a Regelwerk which does referen=
ce their rarity.&nbsp;<br></div><div><br></div><hr id=3D"zwchr"><div style=
=3D"color:#000;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;fo=
nt-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><b>From: </b>"Nichola=
s Keller" &lt;niroke@tampabay.rr.com&gt;<br><b>To: </b>"Paul T" &lt;FelixKr=
ull2u@comcast.net&gt;<br><b>Cc: </b>analogue@hyperreal.org<br><b>Sent: </b>=
Friday, January 9, 2015 12:19:02 PM<br><b>Subject: </b>Re: [AH] Doepfer Reg=
elwek/Dark Time<br><div><br></div><div>Do you have a regelwerk? &nbsp;There=
 aren't tons around for sale. &nbsp;I have two MAQs and the A-154/155(152,1=
56) combo. &nbsp;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 ran=
dom), unlike the A-155. &nbsp;The MAQs can make for some cool polyrhythmic =
sequences, but to really push them to the limit, you need to send midi mess=
ages to them while you're at it. &nbsp;That really opens them up, but I rar=
ely do that as it requires integrating with the computer. I usually just sy=
nc the MAQs to the Machinedrum and leave the computer off, booting up only =
to capture a good passage as audio. &nbsp;If I do want to control it more d=
eliberately via midi, I have an Ableton Live file that has all the midi com=
mands 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 th=
e front panel. &nbsp;Here's a video I made to show that it is possible usin=
g this Ableton file to switch from forward to random and back again, restar=
ting the forward sequence at step 1 (something the software guy at Doepfer =
thought was not possible). &nbsp;</div><div><a href=3D"https://vimeo.com/58=
943038" target=3D"_blank">https://vimeo.com/58943038</a></div><div>It requi=
res a message be sent on step 1 of the forward sequence which sets the firs=
t and last step to 1, then a message on step 2 that sets first step to 2 an=
d last to 16.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>The A-155 is cool in that it h=
as inputs for each step, so you can not only sequence fixed voltages, but y=
ou 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 LF=
O injection period you will get a burst of notes not likely in time with th=
e 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://vime=
o.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 ti=
me is cool for having built/in quantizer and being available as a stand alo=
ne box, but I don't think it has the analog control inputs available with t=
he A-154 sequencer controller, but I could be wrong.&nbsp;</div><div><br></=
div><div>I'm off to watch Paul's video now...</div><div><br></div><div>Nick=
<br><div><br></div><br></div><div><br>On Jan 9, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Paul T &l=
t;<a href=3D"mailto:FelixKrull2u@comcast.net" target=3D"_blank">FelixKrull2=
u@comcast.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br><div><br></div></div><blockquote><div><div =
style=3D"font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000"><div><span st=
yle=3D"font-size: 12pt;">Speaking of wanting acid machines: do any of you f=
ine 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 i=
s. 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&nbsp;</span>synchronizers and trigger sequencer=
s.<span style=3D"font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div style=3D"c=
olor:#000;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;font-fa=
mily:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><div style=3D"font-family:=
 Arial; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000"><div>&nbsp;On a related note: what=
's the best MPC in your opinion? I'm afraid my idea of a sequencer is a Lin=
n 9000 with all of the possible add ons. I hear Mr Linn has gone on to do o=
ther things besides the Linn. &nbsp;:)</div><div>&nbsp;I'm sure what I shou=
ld really be spending money on is getting some stuff serviced at this point=
.</div></div></div><div><br></div></div></div></blockquote></div><div><br><=
/div></div></body></html>
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