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Hardware Sequencers

chysn

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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2018, 05:22:33 AM »
One that hasn't been mentioned here yet is the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The BSP comes in at about 1/4 of the cost of most of these things. It's really small and plastic, but it has two CV and one trigger-based track, and supports multiple projects, and it has a CV implementation that's earned it a place as the de facto external eurorack sequencer. It's kind of geared toward performance.
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2018, 07:53:04 AM »
One that hasn't been mentioned here yet is the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The BSP comes in at about 1/4 of the cost of most of these things. It's really small and plastic, but it has two CV and one trigger-based track, and supports multiple projects, and it has a CV implementation that's earned it a place as the de facto external eurorack sequencer. It's kind of geared toward performance.
My experience with the Beatstep was so bad that I never considered getting a Pro. Perhaps a pity, but I am ready for the Cirklon.
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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2018, 10:16:38 AM »
Only a little about sequencers but a great interview with Dave Smith by AudioNowCast:

https://youtu.be/j-yqvFxIc7k

DSI could do a great Sequential-branded sequencer. They've got the software experience, the experience with assignable CV, and the awesome Prophet 5/6-style pushbuttons.

And a history...

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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2018, 12:57:21 PM »
One that hasn't been mentioned here yet is the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The BSP comes in at about 1/4 of the cost of most of these things. It's really small and plastic, but it has two CV and one trigger-based track, and supports multiple projects, and it has a CV implementation that's earned it a place as the de facto external eurorack sequencer. It's kind of geared toward performance.
My experience with the Beatstep was so bad that I never considered getting a Pro. Perhaps a pity, but I am ready for the Cirklon.

The Beatstep and Beatstep Pro aren't even in the same universe. However, the Beatstep Pro and Cirklon are also not in the same universe.
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2018, 03:19:57 AM »
One that hasn't been mentioned here yet is the Arturia Beatstep Pro. The BSP comes in at about 1/4 of the cost of most of these things. It's really small and plastic, but it has two CV and one trigger-based track, and supports multiple projects, and it has a CV implementation that's earned it a place as the de facto external eurorack sequencer. It's kind of geared toward performance.

I mentioned it, didn't I?  It and my Keystep are my go-to sequencers!  So simple yet so usable and versatile.  I'm going to give my Pyramid another swing, it's changed so much since I got it, I need to basically pretend I've only just received and start from scratch.  The BSP and Keystep combo is just so much more switch-on and go, I've put the Pyramid to the side for a good while now (Squarp are on the verge of firmware vers. 3, I'm still on 1.x)


My experience with the Beatstep was so bad that I never considered getting a Pro. Perhaps a pity, but I am ready for the Cirklon.

The Beatstep and Beatstep Pro aren't even in the same universe. However, the Beatstep Pro and Cirklon are also not in the same universe.

My word are the Beatstep and BSP are two different world.  Beatstep seemed not thought through properly.  It's lack of a MIDI in on DIN plugs for example (what were they thinking?!?).
Cirklon and BSP are also two very different machines, which is why when I get a Cirklon (I'll get one eventually), I'll probably still keep the BSP.  It's just such a great little tool to get three instruments up and running in an instant.
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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2018, 09:35:54 PM »
I had my eye on this for a while. Made by a nice young chap in Toronto here.

https://youtu.be/fddT6y4eno0
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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2018, 12:19:09 AM »
I had my eye on this for a while. Made by a nice young chap in Toronto here.

https://youtu.be/fddT6y4eno0

Oh the Carbon, my word that's a tasty looking sequencer.  I like the look of pretty much everything Kilpatrick Audio make, just need to get a piece to see if it's as tasty as I think it looks.
I'd not looked at the Carbon of awhile, I think maybe not since I got the Pyramid, but it's a bit of a Pyramid killer for around the same price.  I want to love my Pyramid, but for some reason it doesn't gel as well the other looping sequencers I own.

Considering I'm working on a modular, and even though I have a few CV sequencers, I'd like a sequencer in the modular, so the Kilpatrick Pattern Generator may get a look-in.

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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2018, 12:33:26 AM »
Late to this thread, but I like my Polyend SEQ very much, the user interface is spectacular.
Buchla Music Easel, MP11SE, Subsequent, Minimoog, Etherwave, Prophet 6, Prophet X, Tempest, Polyend SEQ, Live w/ Push 2

Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2018, 10:14:02 AM »
Late to this thread, but I like my Polyend SEQ very much, the user interface is spectacular.

 Wondering on how long delivery time is from order time.
DSI Equipment: Poly Evolver Keyboard, Evolver desktop, Prophet 8,  Pro-2, OB6, P-12
 

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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2018, 10:52:29 AM »
Noisebug and Foxtone Music both have the SEQ in stock at the moment, Noisebug's $100 cheaper.
Buchla Music Easel, MP11SE, Subsequent, Minimoog, Etherwave, Prophet 6, Prophet X, Tempest, Polyend SEQ, Live w/ Push 2

Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2018, 08:56:50 PM »
Koma's Komplex......

chysn

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Re: Hardware Sequencers
« Reply #51 on: July 09, 2018, 10:20:26 AM »
I've made my hardware sequencer selection. My choices eventually converged to two scenarios:

(1) Squarp Hermod - 26HP and about $470 USD
(2) Ornament and Crime and Varigate 4+ - Also 26HP and about $440 USD

I went with Ornament and Crime/Varigate 4+.

Ornament and Crime's software is open-source, and I've been able to pretty much bend the thing to my will. So if I ever have a crazy idea (like modulation sources based on cellular automata*), I can make it happen right away.

Varigate 4+, on the other hand, is a more traditional modular sequencer. But it has some extra features, like four tracks, clock division and multiplication, glide, and various types of quantization. It's not as straightforward as was my Moskwa, but it's nicely-balanced.

The basic philosophical underpinning of my decision is that I want composition to be process-based rather than an end-to-end act of intent. Hermod would have supported the opposite philosophy quite nicely but, in the end, it isn't what I want to do.

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DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn