Elektron: Did you know? About parameter locking

March 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Parameter Locking is Elektron’s name for their approach to step sequencing parameter automation. Parameter locks give you the ability to do per-step parameter changes on your sounds.

Squarp Instruments PYRAMID – Polyrhythmic Sequencer

February 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Pyramid is a 100% standalone polyphonic MIDI & CV/Gate sequencer.


Easily produce your tracks from scratch thanks to powerful creative tools, such as a smart chord harmonizer, scales, beat repeat, hold and relatch, groundbreaking step sequencer, Euclidean sequencer, polyrhythms, polymetry and real-time effects.

Video: Théodore Sanchez – Les Films du Périscope – theodoresanchez@gmail.com
Music: Fabien Gaubert – http://www.shapingsounds.com/



The Pyramid lets you directly sequencer a large range of electronic instruments.

  • It includes two MIDI outputs to connect your hardware ger.
  • You can also use the USB MIDI out to control your virtual instruments on your computer.
  • Pyramid embeds a DIN sync output (configurable to Sync48, Sync24,…) that lets you synchronise your vintage instruments.
  • For modular synth lovers, Pyramid can be a complete sequencing solution thanks to the full CV/Gate + ENV interface.

Koma Announces their new Quad Sequencer

January 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 – Sequencer Introduction

November 25, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is an introduction to an exploration of the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Sequencer.

Introducing the Beat707 XXL LE – DIY Drum sequencer

November 23, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the Beat707 XXL LE – Limited Edition – no LCD and no SD Card, less components, minimal interface.


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Beat707 XXL LE has only MIDI output, no LCD and no SD Card. Uses the ATmega328 EEPROM to store data. This unit can handle 8 drum tracks, 2 accent tracks and 6 patterns. Each pattern is actually a combi of 4 x 16 steps plus extra double steps. So in total we have 128 steps per pattern. We have setup a very easy way to edit all those steps. We have steps A, B, C, D for each set of 16 steps. Also, you can set a set to “double-step” and it will blink instead of light-up. All options are set into the program itself which can be altered and uploaded using the Arduino IDE.

– Uses only Two ATmega328 Chips and basic components.
– Work with a 500mA 5V power supply.
– Can use 4 pin mic left and right connectors, instead of 6 pin mic connectors.
– Settings such as track drum notes and midi channels are set in code, while BPM and Steps# can be changed in the interface itself and is saved along the other data into the internal EEPROM.
– Multiple units can be side-chained.

RBMA presents: Sushi Sequencer

October 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Watch the Sushi Sequencer Episodes with Just Blaze and TOKIMONSTA here: http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/ma…

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As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, we’re celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology. The idea was to make a sushi conveyor belt a playable sequencer. While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but: Helped along by a team from Native Instruments, both Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one of the world’s most delicious music-making machines ever created.

Check out the new SparkPunk Sequencer!

August 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The SparkPunk Sequencer is a musical control voltage sequencer designed to control the SparkPunk Sound Kit. With the pair, you can create ten-step musical motifs, but there are hidden opportunities in the sequencer: it can be modified and connected to external hardware in clever and interesting ways. The SparkPunk Sequencer cycles among ten steps, reading the slider and switch for each, producing corresponding analog voltages on the output pins. It offers hands-on control, with its array of knobs, sliders, and switches while seamlessly integrating with the SparkPunk Sound Generator for your creative musical enjoyment.
SparkPunk Sequencer Kit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12707
SparkPunk Sound Kit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11177


Sparkfun has published a Theory and Applications Guide for the Sequencer Kit that explains how the sequencer works and also details several useful mods. Mods include adjustable sequence length, CV out for standard analog gear, synchronizing sequencers and more.

Note: The Sparkfun Sequencer is a solderable kit with lots of parts.

The Sparkfun Sequencer Kit is available for US $59.95.

Future Retro Zillion and Swynx

July 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this two part series Jered Flickinger of Future Retro gives us an in depth look at the new Swynx and Zillion devices. The Zillion is a new sequencer based on the rare and vintage Triadex Muse, but it is so much more than that.

You can read more and purchase the Future Retro Zillion sequencer here: http://goo.gl/jYWHjP


“Tip Top Cafe 1″ – Z8000 Matrix Sequencer / Programmer

June 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Stacking sequences in a polyrhythmic manner with the Tip Top Audio’s Z8000 Matrix Sequencer.

Patching used in this video shown in screen shots.
The Z8000 is sending pitch cv to the Analogue Solutions VCO Sub Oscillator. Which is being filtered with the 12dB Doepfer A124 Wasp VCF. Make Noise Maths 2 is sending Clock to the Z8000. No effect processors used

Zillion MIDI sequencer and Swynx sync box

May 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 



Future Retro has announced the release of two new products, the Zillion and Swynx.

The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. While the Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies, the Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a zillion possibilities for you to discover.

There are 16 operating modes including: Playback, Tempo, Swing, Direction, Loop, Transpose, Scale, Scale Program, Melody, Rhythm, Velocity, Theme, Shift Register, MIDI OUT, MIDI IN, and Sync.

Many unique features not found in other sequencers.


The Zillion provides the ability to store all parameter settings of where you last were. You can also reset parameters to typical Triadex Muse settings as a quick way of starting new adventures.

This product comes with a universal power supply and can be used anywhere in the world.

Each product is hand made in the USA, has a list price of $300, and is currently shipping.

For more information on the Zillion please visit:


The Swynx is a sync box that converts incoming MIDI messages to MIDI clock, DIN sync, CR-78 clock, and Analog clocks. In addition, the Swynx provides the ability to swing the timing of all these clock outputs and select different time signatures in real-time with the front panel controls, and can also act as a programmer for the Roland CR-78.

Once you try it in your setup, you will realize just what you’ve been missing. For instance, many DIN sync devices do not provide a built-in swing function. And many MIDI sequencers and drum machines suffer from poor implementation of swing, preventing changes to be made live, or only providing swing for 4/4 patterns. Quite a few MIDI sequencers don’t offer any swing function, including our own 777 and Mobius products. Now you can apply swing to any MIDI sequencer, and select new time signatures as well.

Need to sync your analog sequencer or arpeggiator with MIDI gear? No problem! Not only can you do so, but now you can swing the timing of those devices as well. You can even use the analog clock output to Gate the envelopes in a synthesizer. The clock duty cycle is 50% of a note duration.

If you are a Roland CR-78 owner, you may have realized finding a WS-1 or TS-1 to program the CR-78 is next to impossible. The Swynx can replicate the programming capabilities of these units, plus provide sync to MIDI, and realtime swing adjustment. The ability to add swing to the CR-78’s preset patterns alone will breathe new life into this old friend.

The Swing value is accurate to 0.5% providing much more control resolution than is typically found in sequencers and drum machines.

The Swynx provides 12 different time signatures to choose from. Some time signatures are duplicate, but provide different shuffle patterns for that time signature. Time signatures include 9/8, 7/8, 6/8, 5/8, 2/4, 4/4, 8/4, 3/4, and 6/4. A universal power supply is provided with each unit, allowing the Swynx to be used anywhere in the world. The Swynx is all about making the gear you have sound better!

This product comes with a universal power supply and can be used anywhere in the world.

Each product is hand made in the USA, has a list price of $180, and is currently shipping.

For more information on the Swynx please visit:

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