Looking for a good analogue sequencer

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Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Savitar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:39 pm

something for my voyager. i've been looking into the mfb step64 and AS oberkorn, but figured you all might know of some other gems to look into :)

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Savitar » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:52 pm

probably should mention i'm looking for a step sequencer.

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Savitar » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:16 am

seems like you've gotta get the q-960/961/962/963 combo to get the most out of it. 800+ for a sequencer seems a bit pricey, even if it is top notch.

i was also looking into an ms-2000.

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by pflosi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:47 am

there's also the http://synthesizers.com/q119.html
and:
http://www.doepfer.de/maq.htm
FR Orb and Moebius
http://www.s-n-d.com/sam16e.html
just to name some more

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Trom69 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:37 am

Savitar wrote:i was also looking into an ms-2000.
The MS2000 sequencer doesn't send MIDI, it's only useful with the internal synth engine...
What about Doepfer MQ16 or A-155?
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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by matia » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:11 am

if you've got a laptop around you can run numerology+controller. i had a doepfer regelwerk for a long while and that was pretty good but the timing was way to rigid and used prices on these are not so friendly.

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Post by stikygum » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:19 am

If you didn't need an analog sequencer, I would suggest the Genoqs Nemo. Best you can buy. I almost bought the Orb, but saw this and figured why play the game of buying/playing with a bunch of dif. seq. when I know the Nemo will be the end all to all my problems.
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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by CapnMarvel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:13 pm

I'm a step sequencer fan myself (Berlin!) so I've had the Step64, Mobius, and Oberkorn. I also had another 8-step one with sliders whose name escapes me at the moment. The Step64 looks like a toy but is probably the easiest to take ahold of and get something great out of. I couldn't jibe with the Mobius' interface but that's a matter of opinion as I know some folks swear by it. The Oberkorn is the most like what I imagine a 'real' vintage step sequencer would be, and it feels professional and can do amazing things with the available routing, etc.. I still have this one with no plans to sell it (might try to build a modular sometime and want to use it for that). The other two are either gone or are waiting to be sold. None of them were bad, mind you. Doepfer has a sequencer that looks killer too but I've never used it.

After I got my Polymorph I stopped sequencing my Andy, so I don't use a hardware step sequencer any longer...still the clear winner was the Oberkorn.
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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by mute » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:41 pm

i've got a mobius and i love it..

that said, if you just need a monophonic sequencer (voyager=midi) why not go the cheap route and get something like a used Korg ES-1? .. those things are damn cheap 2nd hand..

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Hair » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:28 pm

only thing with the Electribes is that they don't transmit velocity, although I'm not sure about the ExX series, if you don't use velocity they're fun little sequencers though

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by Savitar » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:30 am

i want something that isn't very rigid and will allow for cool grooves.

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Re: Looking for a good analogue sequencer

Post by pflosi » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:34 am

second point is mostly the players fault, not the sequencer's

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