Teaser for the new Intellijel Metropolis Sequencer

November 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

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This is a teaser image of the Intellijel Metropolis Sequencer – a new Euro step sequencer, based on the RYK M-185 sequencer.

Features:

  • Sequencer modes:
  • Forward, Forward-fixed, Reverse, Reverse-fixed, PingPong, PingPong-Fixed, Random, Random-fixed, Brownian, Brownian-fixed
  • TB-303 style slide (constant time portamento) with adjustable time
  • Stage skipping (double click slide buttons)
  • Internal quantizing with selectable scales and keys
  • Can act as a master clk with BPM control or slave to an external (using clk src function)
  • Save/load panel settings
  • shuffle
  • Internal clock divider
  • Sync output (sets output pulse on last clock step of a sequence, used to slave other sequencers via reset)
  • Two assignable AUX inputs which can control: gate length, transpose, key shift, root shift, sequence length, and step divisor.
  • config menu to set slider pitch range, clock div type, clock offset
  • tap tempo when in internal clock mode and tempo lock with bpm detect in external mode.
  • All menu actions are one level deep. i.e. press the menu button and spin the encoder. There are no hidden levels or sub menus.

First go around with the Intelljel Metropolis. This is a pretty basic setup; I didn’t get into using the aux inputs to modulate things within the Metropolis. I’ll try that next! As you can see though, the Metropolis really lends itself to performing and improvising. Very hands-on and easy to go all sorts of crazy ways, melodically. Similar to the Rene, in that regard, but from a totally different point-of-view.
Patch notes. Pamela is sending clock to Metropolis, Trigger Riot, Modcan Dual Delay, and Sound of Shadows.
Metropolis is sending the same note info to three different oscillators. The third one going through a uScale first to create intervals. All going into the Dubmix. The Trigger Riot is controlling Tiptop drums, mixed through a VCA Matrix then an M277 for a little grit. That’s into channel 2 on the Dubmix, where I add a little Spring Reverb at one point.
The kik and snare are ultimately doubled with the Cwejman BLD and DPO. Lastly, I dialed into some sustained notes on the Pressure Points and a Modcan Triple OSC. The uStep is advancing the Pressure Points.
I had some troubles with the Trigger Riot losing sync when I would change presets. I’ll have to delve into that some more.

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