May 24, 2014

The New Shit...

by Chris Randall

We unveiled this module this morning at the Muff Wiggler / Trash_Audio synth meet in Portland, and here's some info on Sequencer 1.

The astute among you will notice a passing similarity to the Elektron Analog Four, and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we're flattering the fuck out of those guys with this little bitch. Here's some vital statistics:

• 36HP, 20mm depth.

• 4 banks of 16 patterns, each pattern can be from 1 to 64 steps long. The entire state (all banks and patterns) can be saved to SD card as a preset, so the memory is essentially unlimited.

• Clock input can be per step (like any other sequencer's clock), or 24ppq or 48ppq for DIN sync (via a simple 5-pin DIN -> 3.5mm adaptor). Clock output can be a staggering number of choices, which is handy if the unit is acting as the master clock. The Run input can be operated a couple different ways, as can the output. In short, it can interface to pretty much anything clockish, and can in turn drive pretty much anything in a clocklike fashion.

• Each step gets a 1v/Oct output, three CV outputs (that can each be either 0-10v, -5 to +5v, or 0 to +5v), a main gate output, and an auxiliary gate output. Gate length is programmable per step.

• The playback modes are forward, reverse, pingpong, pingpong with double end triggers, skip forward, walk, and random. This is programmable per pattern.

• There are several ratcheting features; you can program a ratchet of various lengths per step, or you'll note the 6 buttons labeled "REP." These will repeat, in order, the last 8, 4, 2, or 1 steps as a loop, or cause the step you hit them on to repeat in half or quarter time. (In the same manner that the MIDI triggers in Replicant work, basically, if you own that plugin.)

• As I hinted before, SD card for storage and OS updates.

There are many other deep features that I'm not able to talk about at this point. Our goal is to make the single most sophisticated sequencer available for Euro, and I think we've accomplished this already, let alone what we're adding as we go along. We haven't finalized pricing yet, or availability. We're hoping for US$599.00, and about two months. But both those numbers are subject to change.


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May.25.2014 @ 12:24 AM
well shit.

very nice work.

May.25.2014 @ 1:34 AM
well shit indeed!

very well thought out.

nice to meet you guys in person today :)

May.25.2014 @ 1:42 AM
do i get a discount for guessing correctly when you last mentioned it here? (not serious, its hardly rocket science to guess what a module with that HP could be, esp when you don't do analog)

So is it single channel?

& is the SD card hidden round the back somewhere?

May.25.2014 @ 10:47 AM
brandon daniel
I'm with boobs.

May.25.2014 @ 12:27 PM
can you get this up on Modular Grid soon? Thanks!

May.25.2014 @ 2:24 PM
Audio Damage is making my resolve to not get a modular system more tenuous with each release...


May.25.2014 @ 3:23 PM
mike kiraly
Shut up and take my money.

May.25.2014 @ 4:42 PM
Wow! This is not what I was expecting. Amazing work, guys.

Interesting timing on this announcement, as next month I was planning to unveil my DIY hardware MIDI sequencer kit (with much less fanfare than this, of course). This is going to be a good year for fans of hardware sequencers!

May.25.2014 @ 5:02 PM
I'd be all over this but for some reason I bought 2 kids a college education instead of a much more useful modular synthesizer.

May.25.2014 @ 7:22 PM
Chris Randall
Well, that was stupid. You should have just given them a library card. That's what my dad did, and I turned out fine.

SD card slot is on the back. There's no need for it to be on the front, as you'll only need to get to it in the event of an OS update. It'll hold bajillions of presets.


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