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Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby n2design » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:43 pm

As above, just wondering if anyone is using analog sequencers with their voyager or foogers? If so what sequencer? What do you like about it?
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby red » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:41 pm

I'm learning to use the built in sequencer of my GRP A4 - so recently I tried a lot of things - also with my XL and my Midi Murf (also the Murf as a self-oscillating sound source with syncing to the sequencer). I love to explore all these endless possibilities. To use an analog sequencer is very intuitive - and in my case - all is lost the moment after you turn on an other knob... très dada!
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby EricK » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:54 pm

I bought the q119 because it was about the cheapest one that I could find that didn't require DIY.

It's probably not the best sequencer in the world but I love it. It's not the Moon 569, but it does it's job very well.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby Just Me » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:03 pm

STG Time suite of sequencers and Doepfer MAQ 16/3.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby Brian G » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:13 am

Doepfer Dark Time
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby EMwhite » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:51 am

If you aren't hell bent on having 64 steps, the DarkTime is a good choice. From a performance point of view, the to..from switches are killer.

I have the q119 that Eric mentioned, 3 x 8 of the STG time modules and a 16 step Trigger Store (also STG).

The biggest drawback of the q119 is that you do not have a separate control of Gates (every step sends a gate no matter what; and that you can't change the step length real time.

What are you looking to do? There are alot of options and plenty of ways to go wrong. What's your price range and what are you looking to get out of it?
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby n2design » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:17 am

EMwhite wrote:If you aren't hell bent on having 64 steps, the DarkTime is a good choice. From a performance point of view, the to..from switches are killer.

I have the q119 that Eric mentioned, 3 x 8 of the STG time modules and a 16 step Trigger Store (also STG).

The biggest drawback of the q119 is that you do not have a separate control of Gates (every step sends a gate no matter what; and that you can't change the step length real time.

What are you looking to do? There are alot of options and plenty of ways to go wrong. What's your price range and what are you looking to get out of it?



Just looking to explore for the most part. I don't have a budget. I think I have narrowed it down to the DarkTime or the 960. Many thanks to all who chimed in! I'd like to be able to set individual gates so don't think the q119 is for me.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby EricK » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:30 pm

I wish they would make an analog sequencer like the 960 or the Moon but add patch memory, like the Voyager has. And I mean in banks of 1000.

This way you could program tempo/time signature/key changes.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby n2design » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:05 pm

EricK wrote:This way you could program tempo/time signature/key changes.


Pretty sure you can do this in the upcoming oberheim 2 voice. I'm very eager to get my hands on one.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby till » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:51 am

A Synthesizers.com Q960 is looking and feeling like the original Moog 960 step sequence we all heard and saw before. But such a good old thing is a bit limited by todays view.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby n2design » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:32 pm

till wrote:A Synthesizers.com Q960 is looking and feeling like the original Moog 960 step sequence we all heard and saw before. But such a good old thing is a bit limited by todays view.


Yeah I agree, but Ive really burnt myself out on the computer, I'm on it all day.

Being able to turn a dial is somehow much more gratifying, and I also like to be able to tweak the tempo real time. Sure I could map the tempo of a digital seq to a controller but... well.

Also caught the bug that makes me lust after analog gear. Its like porn to me.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby Tibbon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:25 pm

I'm using my Tip Top Audio Z8000 sequencer with it right now, along with a Doepfer A-156 quantizer. Works great, but I want to get a uStep and uScale as well.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby till » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:20 pm

n2design wrote:
till wrote:A Synthesizers.com Q960 is looking and feeling like the original Moog 960 step sequence we all heard and saw before. But such a good old thing is a bit limited by todays view.

Yeah I agree, but Ive really burnt myself out on the computer, I'm on it all day. ...

Right, same here. There is no computer connected to my synths. But I was rather referring to the many different analog sequencers with added features. I would love to have something like the PPG 300 modular series sequencer here. It had a buttom row with a dial switch for the note length. So you had a calibrated way of setting up rhythms. Better then using row 3 to control a Moog like step sequencer's timing.
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby EMwhite » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:29 am

If money is not an issue for you, definitely grab a 960. The Moon does more, meaning that you can have each row running in a diff direction/different clock (based on what I've seen) but the 960 is the classic and has so much in/out. Just team it up with a sequential switch and a clock divider and you can do quite a bit with it.

They pop up for sale every now and again.

Another, somewhat non-conventional option is the D3 Archangel; which has 64 steps and a row of touchplates, built in quantizer and additional add-on options to come. It's not cheap and I'm not sure if they are even available yet (pre-order list might be full and still not completely fulfilled) but the demos I've seen look great and if you tally up the cost of 960+quantizer+divider etc, you're there. And the touchplates seem very nicely done.

Check it out...: http://www.det3.net/products/archangel

And this video by STG (Suit & Tie Guy if you don't know) that is not yet up on the D3 site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwojPEs2174
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Re: Anyone using analog sequencers?

Postby n2design » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:11 am

EMwhite wrote:If money is not an issue for you, definitely grab a 960. The Moon does more, meaning that you can have each row running in a diff direction/different clock (based on what I've seen) but the 960 is the classic and has so much in/out. Just team it up with a sequential switch and a clock divider and you can do quite a bit with it.

They pop up for sale every now and again.

Another, somewhat non-conventional option is the D3 Archangel; which has 64 steps and a row of touchplates, built in quantizer and additional add-on options to come. It's not cheap and I'm not sure if they are even available yet (pre-order list might be full and still not completely fulfilled) but the demos I've seen look great and if you tally up the cost of 960+quantizer+divider etc, you're there. And the touchplates seem very nicely done.

Check it out...: http://www.det3.net/products/archangel

And this video by STG (Suit & Tie Guy if you don't know) that is not yet up on the D3 site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwojPEs2174



oooooo boy, this archangel is exactly what I am looking for! THANKS!!
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