The latest loopop video is an in-depth review and hands-on demo of the Five12 Vector, an advanced Eurorack step sequencer.
The Vector is designed by Jim Coker, who created the deep Numerology software sequencer. It offers eight parts for creating complex and evolving rhythmic and melodic patterns, as well as full MIDI integration accessible via two 3.5mm jacks and USB Host and Device connectors.
Vector offers flexible control of Pitch, Gate, Velocity (aka Accent), Step Length, Ratchet (aka Gate Divide), Probability, Random Jump, Step Repeat and Groove.
- Eight-part sequencer with extensive sequence modification, chance integration, and more
- Two full sets of outputs for CV tracks (Pitch, Gate, Velocity)
- Two 3.5mm TRS MIDI outputs
- Two sharp OLED displays
- Eight editing encoders, with dedicated buttons for accessing each edit page
- Ninth encoder for editing multiple parameter values at once
- Simple one-octave button keyboard below edit encoders
- Sequence “evolve” function for imparting subtle changes to sequence values
- Extensive chance operations per step, including Mute, Unmute, Skip, Jump, Accent, Gate modification, Pitch Transposition, Pitch Randomization, and much more
- Two subsequencers per part for performing transpositions, sequence start position, and more
- Flexible timing options selectable per step
Topics covered in the video:
2:00 Inputs and outputs
3:00 The basic workflow
8:00 Lane types
11:40 Sequence controls
13:40 Chord parts
15:25 Drum parts
16:40 Chance ops
18:50 Sequence ops
23:00 Sub sequencers
27:15 CV mods
30:00 Pros & cons
Pricing and Availability
The Vector is available now for $699 USD. See the Five12 site for details.
3 thoughts on “Five12 Vector Eurorack Sequencer Review & Hands-On Demo”
midibox seq 4+ for beginners?
I defy anyone to find a more engaged and responsive developer. Jim at Five12 is a thoughtful and dedicated developer.
Are all of these features really on the midi box seq4 though? Can’t find time for all that DIY when you gotta jam ya know?