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Old 02-06-2015, 04:07 AM
TwoToneshuzz TwoToneshuzz is offline
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Default DiscreetSequencerMadness


Long time no post, but I'm fooling around with Numerology in a way that is kind of interesting so I thought I'd share my setup and perhaps create a paired down project so you can see what happens in practice..

I've used discreet sequencing exclusively to create a virtual Jazz band.

Velocity, Gate and Interval sequencers patched into Note Generated modules..

I think theres over a hundred sequencers playing a DrumKit from Acoustic Samples called DrumTasteJazz, The Jbas Also from Acoustic Samples and the RetroOrgan from UVI. Sweet very lively sounding trio.

The usual setup with a main Gate trigger stack that controls when the sounds play. Each individual sound actually has three or even four triggers controlling it's behaviour. Also I've got modulation stacks that cycle through a series of mute messages sent out to each sound controlled by 4 Velocity sequencers.
So each sound has semi random dropped notes.

The Organ sound uses 5 interval sequencers 3 gate sequencers and 3 Velocity sequencers. I've dedicated three voices to chords, and 2 voices to a soprano and bass line. There are five individual note generators, so if I want to drop some notes in the chords I can set up modulations to mute one of the three voices occasionally.

The Jbass stack, is a study in making a lifelike virtual player, the solo voices is shared between two interval sequencers, two Velocity and two Gate Sequencers..

I'm getting into using the Divide input on the Gate sequencers so I can get some of the "Divide" functionality available in the MonoNote sequencers.

I modulate the ClockDiv parameter to get access to note length variation on the Bass and Organ parts..

I've been sifting through this setup off and on for awhile now, and now that I get it running, it's really quite uncanny, a whole mess of virtual wires, and somewhere in there is me, my intention, and out comes something that feels alive sensible, but it's all just wires, my personal tastes, or frustrations over bad events or sour notes that get noticed, solved and the whole seems to get cajoled into shape, like herding a bunch of animals (chickens?) that seem to have a mind of their own, but with patiences and using my ears this thing comes out, that puts a wry smile on my face. At the same time I don't really say that I own it..It's my creation, nahh to big a term...

I'll get banged this more into shape and post some paired down example projects/stacks so you can see what it's about!

Last edited by TwoToneshuzz; 02-07-2015 at 03:13 AM.
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