sample based drum synthesizer with microsampling possibilities and step-sequencer
video by Felix Hüsken youtube.com/flx04
- sample based polyphonic plaback (6 voices)
- 8 fully adjustable sounds for each preset that can be triggered by midi or by built in sequencer
- microsampling features to adjust the sound ( loop length, shift speed, start, cut)
- bitCrusher, pitchDown, softVolume
- sample rate knob
- step sequencer with record feature, tap tempo, pattern length and shuffle
- it can store 6 double-patterns (32 steps = 8 beats) in each preset
- 4 presets
- jump button
- mute button for individual sounds
- optional double pedal input 3.5mm stereo jack connector for shift and monome button
- various sample banks available (TR-808, 8-BIT, BASIC)
- size: 11 x 7 x 4 cm
- 5 knobs
- 3 switch menu buttons
- 4 big performance buttons
- 3 side hack buttons for aditional features
- 1 volume knob
- input voltage: 9V
- MIDI input( MIDI through by special cable)
- jack 3.5mm output
Grove Audio has introduced the GMS777 Voltage Sequencer – a 2×8 or 1×16 step sequencer, which produces a CV output and gate output per channel.
Each channel has a clock input and a separate reset input. Several step functions are programmable using a push button and LED for each step. Stop and skip can be programmed for each step.
There is a separate switchable quantizer for each channel. The output voltage range 0-2V, 0-5V, and 0-10V is selectable from the panel. The module will also support the “Q” bus modules and interface.
The unit will be available in MU, in MOTM and in EURORACK configurations all running about $350.00 range. Pre-orders for delivery in March can be made through an Indiegogo crowd-funding project. The purchaser will have the option of selecting format and knob styles, including the new custom-molded Davies 1900 knobs in ivory.
The Koushion iPad MIDI step sequencer app is a great tool to use with Ableton Live. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/koushion
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Youtube alias JingleJoe explores the Octaviatron, details below:
This is an 8 step sequencer I made which can also function as a VCO with programmable analogue waveform.
Video quality is a bit low but I think the sound is okay, the original file was too large to upload (four hours, I’m not even going to be awake in four hours!) so I had to compress it drastically.
A quick overview using the Koushion MIDI step sequencer iPad app to control a variety of synthesizer apps including WaveGenerator, Alchemy, Animoog, and more. Koushion is on sale for the holiday season until Dec 31. Buy it now for $4.99 in the App Store!
**Link to the App Store**
Koushion is a MIDI step sequencer that allows you to easily program drum patterns and melodies using your existing drum machine, hardware synthesizers, or soft synths and samples in your DAW.
* 16 steps per scene (up to 128 steps in chain mode)
* 8 scenes with independent midi channel per scene
* 4 playback modes: single, simultaneous, chain, rebound
* Key switching between any major, minor, or pentatonic scale
* Adjustable quantization (1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32)
* Quantized scene switching
* MIDI clock send/receive
* Tap to set tempo (great for syncing with a live band)
* Velocity control
* Monophonic drawing mode (only allows one note per step; great for programming leads)
* Wireless connectivity via CoreMIDI Network Sessions
* Automatic integration with other apps via CoreMIDI virtual ports. Open up a synth in the background and Koushion will trigger the notes!
Ableton Push is specially designed for making beats, with step sequencing and pad modes that work side by side. This video demonstrates how to make a natural-sounding, nuanced beat using Push.
Learn more about Ableton Push: https://www.ableton.com/en/push/
This is a demonstration of a 4×4 step sequencer Youtube alter ego Chisel316 has created for the Snazzy FX ArdCore Eurorack module. The top left knob sets the X position, the top right knob sets the Y position, the bottom left knob sets the CV at the X,Y position, the CLK input (yellow patch) advances the X step and the A3 input (green patch) advances the Y step.
“In the first part, I use both knobs on the 8nu8r to advance through the X and Y steps manually while programming the sequences. In the second part, I plug the X and Y clocks into the ES-3 which is acting as a clock divider sending out gates in 1 to 8 steps. For example, by patching the X clock into output 1 and the Y clock into output 4 the sequencer advances through all 16 steps in order. Hope you enjoy it!”
Here’s what Livid Instruments has to say about the video:
We’ve been so excited about the Stepp:rs that we’ve never really given a tutorial about the main part of the CNTRL:R Live script.
This video demonstrates, in a dry-but-clear manner, the CNTRL:R in Ableton Live, using the Livid remote script available at
This script provides control over clip triggering, master volume and pre-hear, track volume and pan, sends and returns, device controls, as well as a lot of other controls to navigate and control your session. We also demonstrate the use of the User MIDI Map slots and how to use those to map to and easily play a drum rack. There’s lots of ways to control effects in your set, and we cover them all.
Written documentation of this Ableton Live Remote Script is at
Also discussed is the CNTRL:R to Drum rack MIDI Effect which is documented here:
Featured in the video is the Soundhack +delay VST plugin available (along with other great plugins) for free at soundhack.com
If you want to learn more about using the Max for Live step sequencers, those are covered in other videos on our youtube and vimeo channels.
Koushion is a MIDI Step Sequencer iPad app that allows you to easily program drum patterns, melodies, and more using your existing hardware synthesizers, softsynths, samples, and other electronic music gear. In this video we use Koushion to sequence a variety of Moog analog synths, the Moog Guitar’s filter, and soft synths in Ableton Live. Look for Koushion in the Apple App Store.
A demo of the synthrotek Ring Modulator:
and a micromoog plus a yamaha cs-5 which are both being controlled by our 8-step analog sequencer: