SP: Details 1


FIGURE 1: Increment step panels

Top numbers:  represent the increments  (individual notes), 1 through 24. 

Gray LEDs.  These light up black when an increment is played.  Green number box indicates the current increment number.

Toggle row:  X indicates all sounding increments.  Blank indicates muted increment, which will be muted while maintaining their rhythmic place in the sequence.

Red LED row:  Indicates status of pitch, which is normal (lit up) or alternate (darkened). Leftmost red LED lights up when that track is in record.

Note letter names in two octaves (located in row B):  Makes it easier to locate keyboard areas of control.

FIGURE 2: Multislider Random

To the right of the Increment step panels, this area allows choices of two different random configurations.  As you will learn, randomness is a very important part of this sequencer.  When in non-random or normal mode, with each increment LED in the Increment step panel showing bright red, this feature is inoperative.  But when you choose to have your steps (in any combination of random or non-random) in a random mode, you have two to choose from, and this area is the one you choose with.  When “ON,” all the 24 steps that you designate as random (the darkened red steps we talked about in the Increment step panels) will conform to the graphic, which can either be drawn via the mouse, or can alternatively be banged via the yellow button (in this second mode conforming to the range and step size criteria you set up for it beforehand).  When OFF, there is still randomness to the notes, but this variety was originally recorded on a separate track randomly according to another set of criteria you set up when you recorded the original sequence.  And so, this sequencer can go effortlessly between (a) either randomly recorded or nonrandomly recorded pitches, and (b) the random recording process can be further divided into this Multislider Random feature, or the original randomness you recorded when you also recorded the original notes without randomness.  Thus, you can go between several pitch configurations as your sequence is playing.

FIGURE 3: New Pattern Generation Controls

The New Pattern Generation Controls section seen above in Figure 3 is an elaboration of the above Multislider Random.  It takes a sequence generated by said Multislider Random and allows you to store it in a table preset, affording the creator the option of choosing between playing the live sequences generated randomly above or instead playing the sequences that have been previously stored in a table preset.  All of these features are completely independent track wise, and all are also subject to the same modifications as are all other sequences.  By double clicking on the table objects (called “table random A, B, or C”), one can graphically see the pitches for each sequence in the table, all stored via the preset.  With several presets for a table stored and saved, when the table is opened as above, watch the notes change as you click on each preset in turn.

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