SoundForce SFC-60 – New step sequencer function

May 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The SoundForce SFC-60, dedicated MIDI controller for the TAL U-NO-LX synth plugin (Roland Juno-60 model), has now new a built step sequencer function. The step sequencer function can be used with the TAL plugin as well as any other plugin instrument as it simply streams MIDI notes via USB-MIDI.

All users can upgrade their SFC-60 to the latest version of the firmware using the Arduino IDE and the teensy software-add-on. Please visit the support page on the SoundForce website : http://sound-force.nl/?page_id=1151. More detailed update toturial coming soon.

Moon 569 Polyrhythm Demo

February 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick demonstration of how to create a simple polyrhythm pattern using a Moon Modular 569 step sequencer (and other similarly capable step sequencers too)

KORG releases the SQ-1 step sequencer

January 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Korg has introduced the SQ-1 step sequencer, an updated take on the classic Korg SQ-10 step sequencer.

The Korg SQ-1 is a compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps. Its wealth of connection jacks allows it to be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers.

Both vintage analog synths and the latest compact synths can be controlled from the SQ-1.

Specifications:

  • Sequencer Mode – ALTERNATE, ORDER, PARALLEL TURN, PARALLEL ORDER, CV/DUTY, CV/SLIDE, CV/DUTY RADOM, RANDOM
  • Step Mode – GATE ON/OFF, ACTIVE STEP, SLIDE, STEP JUMP
  • Sequence Step Resolution – quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes
  • CV OUT Pitch – Linear, Minor, Major, Chromatic
  • CV OUT Voltage – 1V, 2V, 5V (Oct) 8V (Hz/V)
  • GATE OUT Polarity: + (positive polarity), – (negative polarity)
  • SYNC IN/OUT Polarity + (rise), – (fall)
  • Connectors
    • littleBits OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack)
    • OUT (MIDI OUT) jack (mini stereo phone jack)
    • CV – A OUT – GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: output level 10V)
    •  CV – BOUT – GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: Output Level 10V)
    • – IN – SYNC – OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack, SYNC IN: Max Input Level 20V,
  • SYNC OUT: Output Level 5V)
  • USB jack (type B, USB MIDI)
  • Power Supply – Two AA batteries (alkaline batteries recommended), or USB power
  • Battery Life – approximately 5 hours (when using alkaline batteries)
  • Dimension (W x D x H) – 93 x 84 x 63 mm/7.60″ x 3.31″ × 2.48″
  • Weight – 641 g/1.41 lbs.
  • Included Items – Two AA batteries for checking operation, mini plug – DIN cable
  • Options – Patch cable MS-CABLE-18

Pricing and availability for the Korg SQ-1 are to be announced.

Stepper Acid– a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular

November 19, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Nina Richards & Zoë Blade of Transistor Sounds Labs have introduced Stepper Acid– a digitally-controlled 16-step sequencer for Eurorack modular synthesizers.

They say it is “Designed by and for musicians, Stepper Acid was born out of our need for a modern step-sequencer.”

Features:

  • 16-step sequencer, with adjustable pattern length
  • Adjustable analogue slide
  • Song mode for pattern chaining
  • Stores up to 40 patterns
  • Detach mode for playing one pattern while entering another
  • 0-5V range CV (5 octaves)
  • Gate and accent output. 5V or 12V selectable
  • Variable swing function
  • Dual microcontroller design
  • Adjustable clock sync input and output. Includes: 24PPQN (Sync24), 48PPQN, 96PPQN and 4PPQN (one note per pulse

Stepper Acid is available for £295.00. See the Transistor Sounds Lab site for details.

A guide to the various features of Stepper Acid.

We were making some demos of Stepper Acid’s features, and Nina got carried away making a track. Enjoy!

B-Step Sequencer – How to use B2 in a live performance

November 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a few suggestions how you can use B-Step Sequencer in a live performance.

Free trial version you can find here: http://B-Step.Monoplugs.com

Testing 16 step sequencer

September 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the MFOS 16 step analog sequencer. 1 channel, 3 cv outs (with portamento control), 2 gates, 2 triggers out, clock input, clock out, coarse/fine control voltage, multi-gate, step/reverse and randome mode.

The case is made of wooden with white finish and is powered with AC100-260V.

In this video the sequencer is controlling the selfoscillation of a VCF with a envelope generator.

More information at hardmod dot tumblr dot com

MiniStepper – free MIDI Step Sequencer Plug-in for Windows

September 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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WOK has released MiniStepper, a free MIDI Step Sequencer Plug-in for Windows. Ministepper is designed to be easy to use.

There are 8 steps, each with velocity, gate length and mute. Several play directions, start- and end-step selectable on the fly. Sequence can be transposed by incoming MIDI notes (polyphonic). Host sync with dottet and triplet speed selection, swing, run on key press, MIDI-channels selectable for combined use, clear layout, free.

Price: Free.

Get it here >>

Sequencer Preview – B-Step 2 – iPad, Linux, Windows and Mac

August 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Monoplugs has announced B-Step Sequencer 2 – a new version of their MIDI step sequencer. 

The new version of the sequencer will be available as VST and Standalone for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, Raspberry Pi – later Android and as AudioUnit – VST3 is also on the list.

Subscribe to keep up to date!

More info: http://b-step.monoplugs.com
And: https://www.facebook.com/pages/B-Step…

Happy B-Stepping!

Soundtrack by http://box-cat.com/ – Thanks!

Happy Birthday Greetings! Analogue Synthesizer Tune

June 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Happy Birthday Analogue Style! 

Here’s an all-analogue Happy Birthday tune featuring various analogue synthesizers and the Oberkorn step sequencer by Analogue Solutions (x 3).

http://www.analoguesolutions.com
http://www.soundofscience.org

Analogue Solutions

B-Step Sequencer for iPad has been released

April 29, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Monoplugs has announced the release of B-Step Sequencer for iPad, a melodic, chord based step sequencer inspired by a bass guitar.

The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and a lot of MIDI hardware devices. It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like.

B-Step can work as MIDI clock master or you can sync it to another clock master.

B-Step Sequencer for iPad features

  • Native Novation Launchpad support.
  • Advanced MIDI learn.
  • Drag’N’drop.
  • 3 color profiles.
  • Clean and simple user interface.
  • Run in background.

B-Step Sequencer for iPad is available for purchase at the introductory price of $16.99 USD until May 15th, 2014.

B-Step on iPad controlled with a Novation Launchpad MINI and the black Micro Kork produces the sound. This is a blues chord progression and I’m just edit one bar that i copy every loop to the others and playing around with some octave shifts. You can get B-Step Sequencer for Linux, Windows, Mac and iPad as VST plugin or standalone.

http://b-step.monoplugs.com

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