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Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 am

I've begun doing a series of videos on my YouTube channel about synthesizers with amazing arpeggiators. I tend to look for ones that have deeper editing and pattern/motif features and the ability to send ARP to MIDI OUT. I'll post the videos in the replies below.

Do you have a synth with a cool ARP? Tell us why you love it and what it can do that is so unique.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 am



The DeepMind12 has a really deep ARP with the pattern edit feature.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:26 am



Roland GAIA SH-01 has a really big ARP section - it also offers editing via a 3rd party computer application. Roland did have software for this, but have discontinued it - and it is difficult to track down.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:27 am



Roland MC-505 has an amazing ARP section - and I never realised how deep it goes until someone recently pointed it out to me. Great stable MIDI clock on this machine - and the ARP sends notes out through MIDI.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:29 am



A lot of people don't realise that the MicroKorg has a huge ARP - and it sends notes out via MIDI OUT.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by AnalogKid » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:24 am

I have a Korg Z1. The fully polyphonic arpeggiator on the Z1 is awesome. If you want a synthesizer with an awesome arpeggiator, get a Z1

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Post by meatballfulton » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:00 pm

Get your hands on a Yamaha Motif if you can...the arpeggiator is insane. It's really a four-track sequencer that can interpret the chords being played. It does everything from drum patterns to melodic riffs and on most models in the family you can create your own arp patterns.
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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by ranzee » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 am

meatballfulton wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:00 pm
Get your hands on a Yamaha Motif if you can...the arpeggiator is insane. It's really a four-track sequencer that can interpret the chords being played. It does everything from drum patterns to melodic riffs and on most models in the family you can create your own arp patterns.
That's the Karma mode right?

I've got a Korg M3 with Karma-labs implemented - and I think it often gets overlooked as a major player in the synth world. It's a pitty Stephen hasn't made a standalone box for this - so you can just hook up a bunch of gear via MIDI and program it (although technically you can still do that with the M3).

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by fh991586 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm

The Roland JP-8080 has a nice arp feature, and it sends it out via midi.
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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by Purveyor » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:48 pm

Novation's KS4 arp is a ton of fun and highly useful.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 pm

The Novation Ultranova has a really crazy arp with a ton of patterns, and great midi sync. It doesn't reset on keypress, but rather listens to clock, so you're always in time when playing new chords.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:27 pm

Motif Arpeggiator video...note that this is not the same things as "styles" found on arranger keyboards. Note that each patch can have access to five arp patterns which can be switched in real time by pressing the soft buttons below the display.

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Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Post by nuketifromorbit » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:38 pm

While the non TI Viruses lacked programmable arps, I did like the fact that you could scan through the preset patterns with an lfo or other modulation source. The emu command stations also had really deep Arp modes.
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