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CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:56 am

Can anyone think of any CV Sequencers that don't work in the analog step sequencer row of dials kind of way...?

Or possibly a converter that can take midi input, and output multiple channels of CV...

Also if you have an MC-4b sell it to me.
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by monolith » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:00 am

I've got a roland csq-600. its worth checking out. you can play a sequence in realtime and capture your 'swing' if you want.
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by nathanscribe » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:37 pm

Off the top of my head, Roland's CSQ models, TB-303. MC-202, MC4, MC8... there must be others. Sequential made an odd one I think, and no I don't mean the one for the Prophet - I seem to remember them doing a digital entry CV sequencer - though I'm probably getting it confused. Oberheim did one as well, I think, but it's not common. Again, I might be accidentally making that up...

As for convertors, didn't Roland's OP-8m do MIDI to multi-channel CV? Deopfer and Kenton have done multi-channel MIDI-CV convertors too, but I don't believe the biggest units are currently being manufactured and I don't know how common they are used.

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:02 pm

kuroichi wrote:a converter that can take midi input, and output multiple channels of CV...
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by Z » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:21 pm

kuroichi wrote:Can anyone think of any CV Sequencers that don't work in the analog step sequencer row of dials kind of way...?
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kuroichi wrote:Or possibly a converter that can take midi input, and output multiple channels of CV...
Roland MPU 101

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:50 pm

as always thanks for the replies guys. I thought about a future retro revolution, and a couple of the others aswell, but had my heart set on an MC-4. I'll have to check out some of the converters also since I want to use multiple channels at once.

Hopefully an MC-4 will appear like magic... At my front door... For free... :(
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by nathanscribe » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:20 pm

kuroichi wrote:Hopefully an MC-4 will appear like magic... At my front door... For free... :(
I know exactly what you mean. A couple of these, or a good MC8, are on my sequencer wish-list.

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by aeon » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:32 pm

kuroichi wrote:Can anyone think of any CV Sequencers that don't work in the analog step sequencer row of dials kind of way...?

Or possibly a converter that can take midi input, and output multiple channels of CV...
SignalArts MAPS?

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:12 pm

Wow.

the Signalarts MAPS is impressive... :shock:
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by guesswho » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:25 pm

Vince Clarke loves his MC-4:

"One Mute label resident certainly agrees. Vince Clarke ditched all of his MIDI sequencers in the early '90s, and has written all of the Erasure albums from 1991's Chorus onwards on a Roland MC4 analogue sequencer. Strangely, despite his aforementioned love of old sequencers, Daniel is not an MC4 fan. "I personally hate the MC4, but Vince loves it; he thinks it keeps great time. I think you can get too focused on things like timing. Vince knows his MC4 so well he can just sit there for five minutes, banging away at it and you won't hear a note. Then he'll press play and a whole tune will pour out of it. He's got an instinct for it. I'm not nearly as much of an analogue purist as Vince is. I just like machines that are good fun and easy to use."
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by jaypodesta » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:06 pm

Looks like he 'banged' it a bit too much and some of it fell off!

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:18 am

I'm starting to wonder if the day will ever come that I get my MC-4b..... :cry:
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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:48 pm

That day may be here.........





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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by monolith » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:46 am

....Ooh the suspense!

Good luck with it sir.

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Re: CV Sequencers

Post by kuroichi » Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:11 pm

The hunt continues.....
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