SOMA Lab has introduced the Ornament-8 Organismic Sequencer – an experimental analog modular sequencer, based on a new principle of synthesis of behavior.
The sequencer was designed by Vadim Minkin, and is intended to be the first in a line of SOMA sequencers, developing new principles of behavior generation and control.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“ORNAMENT-8 is based on a completely new principle of synthesis of behavior.
Instead of a vertical structure with a tempo generator on top and some memory for storing sequenced events, we have a dynamic equilibrium inside a horizontal structure without any memory, just an infinite “now” that generates the next moment of behavior.
In certain key aspects, it resembles a neural network where there is no difference between “processor” and “memory”, where functions are blurred and all structures are very flexible.
Because the ORNAMENT is fully modular, you can connect any number of ORNAMENTs into a single network, creating very complex multi-dimensional structures with the same complex behaviour.
For those with philosophical inclinations, ORNAMENT is a playground the size of a box of chocolates where you can study fundamental laws of life and society, going beyond linear logical thinking.”
ORNAMENT can be controlled via Eurorack-compatible Control Voltage. The output of ORNAMENT is also standard CV signals that can control LYRA-8, PULSAR-23, Eurorack systems and any equipment that can receive CV, including non-audio ones such as lighting setups or electromechanical installations.
Pricing and Availability
The Ornament-8 is available now for 450 Euros.