Synth with keys and a 32 step sequencer?

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Synth with keys and a 32 step sequencer?

Post by JSRockit » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:02 pm

Are there any synths that have full size keys, knobs for most functions, and a 32 step sequencer? There are tons of synths with 16 step sequencers. A bunch of grooveboxes have the 32 steps feature... but I've exhausted those for the most part. I'm not interested in a seperate sequencer either since I already have a few decent sequencers. Just wondering. (No Alesis Micron either.)
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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:22 pm

I only know about the 32-step arpeggiator of the SH-201. With the software editor it's pretty simple and easy to use.
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Post by esqoner » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:36 pm

quasimidi sirius? don't know about 32 steps though...


you have a funny way of simplifiying things.

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Post by JSRockit » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:05 pm

esqoner wrote:quasimidi sirius? don't know about 32 steps though...

you have a funny way of simplifiying things.
I think you are right... I think this does 8 bars. See, I knew there was a reason to make this thread. I will have to research this more...but then again, it might take forever to find.

I wish the polymorph went beyond 16 steps or does it? The 309 does I believe.
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Post by meatballfulton » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:17 pm

Korg Radias has two 32 step sequencers per program. You can run them independently or chain them for up to 64 steps. Each can have it's own clock resolution which makes for much fun.
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Post by JSRockit » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:13 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Korg Radias has two 32 step sequencers per program. You can run them independently or chain them for up to 64 steps. Each can have it's own clock resolution which makes for much fun.
I was always confused about the 2 - 32 polyphonic arps... what is the difference or catch?
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Post by reset » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:15 pm

Roland SH101, MC202, JX3P.
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Post by killedaway » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:31 am

reset wrote:Roland SH101, MC202, JX3P.
MC202 lacks full size keys, though.
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Post by JSRockit » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 am

Oh yeah, it must have midi. :lol:

I'm thinking forget the sequencer and I grab a nord lead 2. Always wanted one and they are holding their value well. I'll have an all sweden line up.
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Post by gcoudert » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:17 am

JX-3P with PG-200 programmer? I can remember how many steps the sequencer had, I sold mine 20 years ago!

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Post by konvert » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:21 am

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Post by Syn303 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:49 am

gcoudert wrote:JX-3P with PG-200 programmer? I can remember how many steps the sequencer had, I sold mine 20 years ago!

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It has 128 steps (8 bars), by pressing two buttons together it allows you to overdub up to 6 sequences.
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Post by Zamise » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:50 pm

I think you should reconsider the Micron. Its one of the few reasons I keep one around, for its great programable arp/seq. You can send single note to its arp via midi from another synth or vice versa arps out midi, and then hide it in your duffle bag on the floor :)
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Post by reset » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:01 pm

Nord Modular G2 comes to mind, too. Has Midi, full size keys, a sequencer and a rather good HW interface. Plus you could completely customize its sequencer.

JS, you could also run GND Imp out of your MDUW to clock an SH101's sequencer if that would be an option.

Don't do the Micron. It has the most uninspiring sequencer ever.
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Post by Zamise » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:17 pm

reset wrote:Don't do the Micron. It has the most uninspiring sequencer ever.
Ever? I know I'm beating a dead horse with it, so I'm not going to argue about it, just thought it may be worth a re-look if anyone else happens in on the thread, I know JS likely won't reconsider, so I just hope anyone else who may be considering one for similar reasons wouldn't think poorly of at least that aspect of the Micron. Not that its the reason JS don't want one specifically because he thinks it sucks too for that reason or not, I don't know. However, I think it is its best feature as long as its not on the earlier OS version of the Micron.

BTW, calling programable arps sequencers kind of frizzles my hackles a bit, but I can let that slide too as I know the arguments there too and I probably won't win.

Anyway, I bet the Sirius's would be pretty rad, wondering if it would be able to not just enter notes but other parms too? I'm suspecting it might which would be pretty cool, but I don't know, always wanted to try one of those boards out. Or also, if it sends and will receive single notes to its arp via midi? Thats important to me that it goes both ways.

I like the prog arp/seq in my AN1X a lot too, however I know I'd be beating another dead horse with that recomendation as well to JS.
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