Beat 707 with Propellerhead Reason Device Kong

July 19, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Beat707 is an Arduino Shield that adds several neat features to your musical arsenal. You get a 32 step machine, (plus 32 double-steps for a total of 64 steps) with 16 step buttons and leds, LCD screen and navigation keys. It’s like the classic Roland TR707 but with some twists, as it actually has 64 x 1/32 or 32 x 1/64 steps. Plus, the 2 note-step sequence feature allows you to do bass and/or synth grooves — it’s a MIDI groove-box all in one ! The unit doesn’t produce any sound, it’s all MIDI based, so you can use any MIDI compatible device.

  • 14 Drum Tracks + 2 Accent Tracks (a total of 3 MIDI-note velocities can be sent from each step)
  • 2 Step-Sequence Tracks (each step has its own Note selection, Velocity is set by the accent tracks)
  • Multi Pattern and Song Mode
  • Number of Patterns and Songs depends on the total amount of system EEPROM — the base system provision of 32kbytes of EEPROM  has enough for 90 patterns and 99 songs positions. The included Flash Nand memory can hold up to 42 songs. (see more below)
  • Each pattern has 32 x 1/32 or 32 x 1/64 steps and 14 tracks + 2 accent tracks (V1.2.0 has 64 steps total per pattern)
  • Each track has a note-number and MIDI-channel number, so you can also use tracks to output regular notes (one note fixed per track)
  • Optional MIDI echo (set during compilation and uploading of the Sketch)
  • File Mode for storing up to 20 songs into the internal Flash. With options to Load, Save, Dump to SySex MIDI and Erase
  • Special Mirror Pattern Editing – allows you to edit a 64 step pattern in a much easier way

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