Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

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Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by Leon Tricker » Fri May 22, 2009 6:19 pm

Is anyone aware of a plug-in that replicates the function of a sequencer in a modular synth, where the pitch and velocity of each note in the sequence can be set by the dials/sliders on the module?

I have set up a series of eight Operators on eight seperate tracks, with each one triggeing note C3 at a different point in a 2 bar loop. Using Live's velocity, note length and pitch MIDI devices I can use a midi controller to do what I want. But it's obviously processor intensive to have 8 instances of Operator for just a 8 step bass line!

Hope I've explained what I mean clearly enough :D

Cheers guys.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by polyslax » Fri May 22, 2009 6:25 pm

Are you running a Mac? If so, you may want to look at Numerology. Not a plugin per se, as it runs through Rewire to Live.

There's probably something out there for Windows as well, but I wouldn't know.
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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by mike_o » Fri May 22, 2009 6:33 pm

if I understand you properly then you may want to lok at motu's volta.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by Mr Man » Fri May 22, 2009 6:33 pm

check this out from trackteam... http://www.trackteamaudio.com/index.php#3

never had enough time to fully explore it myself, but its pretty cool

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by paradiddle » Fri May 22, 2009 7:15 pm

I though volta was for controlling outboard cv synths.
mike_o wrote:if I understand you properly then you may want to lok at motu's volta.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by mike_o » Fri May 22, 2009 7:35 pm

paradiddle wrote:I though volta was for controlling outboard cv synths.
mike_o wrote:if I understand you properly then you may want to lok at motu's volta.

you are correct, that was the first thing in my head when he said "modular"

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by paradiddle » Fri May 22, 2009 7:50 pm

Ok!

I know of 1 step sequencer plugin, it's called sugarbytes ERA. I don't know if it does slides on the pitch.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by anamexis » Fri May 22, 2009 8:54 pm

paradiddle wrote:Ok!

I know of 1 step sequencer plugin, it's called sugarbytes ERA. I don't know if it does slides on the pitch.
A 1 step sequencer... that's useful
:lol:

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by anamexis » Fri May 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Leon Tricker wrote:Is anyone aware of a plug-in that replicates the function of a sequencer in a modular synth, where the pitch and velocity of each note in the sequence can be set by the dials/sliders on the module?

I have set up a series of eight Operators on eight seperate tracks, with each one triggeing note C3 at a different point in a 2 bar loop. Using Live's velocity, note length and pitch MIDI devices I can use a midi controller to do what I want. But it's obviously processor intensive to have 8 instances of Operator for just a 8 step bass line!

Hope I've explained what I mean clearly enough :D

Cheers guys.
Also, you could do this with just one instance of Operator by putting the effects in a MIDI effect rack, 1 chain for each step, and then automating the chain selector.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by swishniak » Fri May 22, 2009 9:07 pm

funny - finding work-arounds to recreate primitive hardware :lol:

you dont like piano rolls?

actually this kind of think would be easily put together in max/max4Live i think..

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by solar28 » Fri May 22, 2009 9:14 pm

Check out AMB's Atomic, 16 step sequencer vst that can output midi to any track and/or cc's.

http://www.algomusic.net/shop.html

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by Johnisfaster » Sat May 23, 2009 6:40 am

swishniak wrote:funny - finding work-arounds to recreate primitive hardware :lol:
the tools have just as much to offer as the user does. the user affects the tools of course, but the tools affect the user. sometimes we have a preference for the tools we use despite whether the tools is 'cutting edge' or 'primitive' or not.
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by selthym » Sat May 23, 2009 7:14 am

Leon Tricker wrote:Is anyone aware of a plug-in that replicates the function of a sequencer in a modular synth, where the pitch and velocity of each note in the sequence can be set by the dials/sliders on the module?

I have set up a series of eight Operators on eight seperate tracks, with each one triggeing note C3 at a different point in a 2 bar loop. Using Live's velocity, note length and pitch MIDI devices I can use a midi controller to do what I want. But it's obviously processor intensive to have 8 instances of Operator for just a 8 step bass line!

Hope I've explained what I mean clearly enough :D

Cheers guys.
Instead of using 8 seperate tracks, set up an instrument rack with 8 seperate racks of the midi effects. Followed by 1 instance of operator

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by swishniak » Sat May 23, 2009 11:03 am

Johnisfaster wrote:
swishniak wrote:funny - finding work-arounds to recreate primitive hardware :lol:
the tools have just as much to offer as the user does. the user affects the tools of course, but the tools affect the user. sometimes we have a preference for the tools we use despite whether the tools is 'cutting edge' or 'primitive' or not.
sure, i just mean this goes again supposition that live is a more highly evolved and flexible tool, but it cant easily do this one thing the way old simple hardware could.

ok, maybe we should stop talking about our tools.

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Re: Modular synth analog sequencer plug-in?

Post by paradiddle » Sat May 23, 2009 3:39 pm

Yup, I'm glad this was up to your own talent! :twisted:
anamexis wrote:
paradiddle wrote:Ok!

I know of 1 step sequencer plugin, it's called sugarbytes ERA. I don't know if it does slides on the pitch.
A 1 step sequencer... that's useful
:lol:

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