Koushion + littleBits + Ableton + MicroBrute :: CV Step Sequencer

June 9, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Koushion + littleBits combine to make a great CV Step Sequencer. Add Ableton Live and you also get some great tempo-synced effects. Applying all that to an Arturia MicroBrute results in some great sounds.

Learn more at experimentalsynth.com

“Protostar”: Koushion iPad sequencer, Virus C, MS2000, Supernova, Blofeld

June 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First recording with iOS sequencer Koushion. Drone from the Waldorf Blofeld, arps from MS2000BR, Virus C and Supernova II. Plus super-pads and subspace whistles from the Supernova. Recorded live with no overdubs.

Koushion is a flexible step sequencer for your iPad. Like a traditional step sequencer, Koushion lets you program note patterns that are triggered in time with a MIDI clock (either an external source, or a configurable built-in one). But Koushion doesn’t stop at what’s already been accomplished by its hardware predecessors. With 16 layers, each containing 8 scenes of 16 steps (that’s 2048 steps!), Koushion provides plenty of room for you to express your creativity. Each layer has customizable settings such as looping mode, MIDI channel, and musical key.

Koushion doesn’t just work with expensive MIDI hardware, but also integrates with any of the hundreds of CoreMIDI-enabled synthesizer apps. Whether you use it as part of your existing studio setup, on stage, or as a piece of your self-contained iPad studio, you’ll never run out of sounds to explore, thanks to the iPad’s powerful inter-app MIDI system.

Teaser on Analogue Solutions’ new Megacity Step Sequencer

June 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Analogue Solutions Megacity Step Sequencer
The steps run down like tears in the rain.
Up to 64 steps, or split into 2 x 32 steps.
Fill in patterns, portamento, quantiser, and much more!
Ideal for use with Eurorack.
More videos online, and full details at
http://synth.toys

The Megacity is a standalone 64-step analogue step sequencer, that they say offers ‘a host of unique features’.

Features:

  • True analogue step sequencers using CV pot’s not encoders
  • Analogue CV circuits
  • Massive 64 steps (series mode) or 2 x 32 steps (2 channel parallel mode)
  • 2 CV outputs with Range and Glide (Portamento)
  • 4 Gate outs (2 per channel)
  • 2 CV quantisers
  • MIDI Out
  • Jump and Reset – activate from MIDI note, Push Button and external Gate
  • Fill In and clock divide modes for variation
  • Compatible with Eurorack and most analogue synths with CV/Gate input
  • Voltage controlled clock
  • Many options for sequence control
  • Very easy MIDI sync possible using a dedicated MIDI note
  • Solid steel and aluminum construction
  • High quality sealed potentiometers, sturdy switches.
  • Unique green LED matrix style tear drop raining LEDs

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 >>

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