Audio Damage Sequencer 1 Berlin School Style Demo

This video, via Audio Damage, is a brief demonstration of their recently announced ADM06 Sequencer 1 Eurorack format step sequencer. The sneak preview starts with a blank pattern, and ends with a random repeating “Berlin School” style pattern.

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Seven Year-Old Kid Demos The Elektron Analog Four, Covers Depeche Mode

Reader Tubesockor started his son out young, teaching him how to use the Elektron Analog Four.

Now his son is covering Depeche Mode. Here’s what he has to say about the video:

My 7-year old son started to learn my Elekron Analog Four, and actually got pretty good at it. Since he loves “Photographic” by Depeche Mode (and had been playing it on the piano) he taught himself to program it into the A4.

One day I thought I should just capture what he’s doing on video to keep as a memory, and a the same time learn a two-cam setup. This is the result – all filmed in one go. There are English subtitles available in the video as well.

Zaquencer Firmware Turns Behringer’s BCR2000 Into A Hardware MIDI Step Sequencer

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Developer Christian Stöcklmeier contacted us to let us know about Zaquencer – a custom firmware for the Behringer BCR2000 (above) that turns the popular MIDI controller into a standalone hardware step sequencer.

Zaquencer does this by replacing Behringer’s firmware, which makes BCR2000 work as a MIDI controller, with a custom firmware that makes the BCR2000 work as a hardware step sequencer.

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Korg Electribe Demo At BPM 2014

This video, via sonicstate, offers a preview of the new Korg Electribe, from BPM 2014.

The Electribe Music Production Station is a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Or as James at Korg says, ‘it’s the ultimate entry level to everything Korg’.  Continue reading

Korg Announces Next-Generation Electribe Music Production Station

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Korg today introduced the Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox.

The new Electribe features sixteen back- lit Trigger pads, an intuitive X/Y Touch pad, and is now more mobile than ever, because it can run on battery power (optional AC adapter available).

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New Module, White Whale, Brings Monome To Eurorack Modular Synths

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monome.org has introduced white whale – a new Euro module that lets you use a monome grid controller as the interface to a grid-enabled live probabilistic step sequencer.

According to the developers, “white whale is the culmination of methods and experiments based on a decade of step sequencer design for the grid”.

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The SparkPunk Sequencer – A $60 DIY Control Voltage Sequencer Kit

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The SparkPunk Sequencer is a musical control voltage sequencer designed to control the DIY SparkPunk Sound Kit. But the sequencer kit is also designed to support connecting it to other control voltage hardware.

The SparkPunk Sequencer cycles among ten steps, reading the slider and switch for each, and producing corresponding analog voltages on the output pins. The kit offers many mod opportunities – like adjusting Sequence length by connecting solder pads together at the bottom right of the PCB, routing pins to make a one-shot sequence playback, even creating a tempo clock or influencing the analog signals of LEDs.

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