sequencers for a noob?

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sequencers for a noob?

Post by lionsroar » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:56 am

I have never used a sequencer before as I usually just record onto my four track. So, Im looking for a user friendly sequencer something less expensive, maybe under $200, thats reliable? Any suggestions and/or info you have for me would be great. Im sorry if you get these types of questions alot, but I didnt get any results for my inquiry with the search option.thanks!
wanted: roland sh-101, moog rogue, yamaha cs-15, jen sx-1000

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Post by Z » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:58 am

The Alesis MMT-8 is a great pattern based sequencer. Very easy to use and inexpensive - around $100.

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:14 am

I use a Roland MC 50 for my general synths and a Yamaha QX 7 for the Moog Voyager - sometimes together and sometimes not.

Both fairly inexpensive $50 -$150 depending.

Most of my other synths have their own sequencer stuff too.




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Re: sequencers for a noob?

Post by clubbedtodeath » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:47 am

lionsroar wrote:I didnt get any results for my inquiry with the search option.
That's odd. Regardless, you should take a look in

http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/view ... hp?t=39553

That's got some good links and advice re: Alesis and Akai.

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Post by lionsroar » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:00 pm

thanks for the infos..

Ive read really good things about the alesis mmt-8, but one (dumb) question? what is a "patterned based sequencer"? :oops:
thanks again!
wanted: roland sh-101, moog rogue, yamaha cs-15, jen sx-1000

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Post by JSRockit » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:24 pm

The Korg Electribe series are easy to use as well.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:50 pm

lionsroar wrote:thanks for the infos..

Ive read really good things about the alesis mmt-8, but one (dumb) question? what is a "patterned based sequencer"? :oops:
thanks again!
Pattern based sequencers let you sequence a loop of a few bars and then repeat them, as opposed to a linear sequencer which just plays through once.

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Post by clubbedtodeath » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:05 pm

Also, most pattern-based sequencers (eg. the MMT-8 and the Akai MPCs) allow you to sequence patterns into a whole song.

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