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  1. SEQ Workflow w/other gear

     That's a great idea. So much food for thought here gotkovsky. Thanks so much!
  2. SEQ Workflow w/other gear

    Hi Hawkeye! I’ve been doing something similar using the SEQ as the aggregator using it with the live/forward features. I think I need to add a dedicated midi controller keyboard that has no internal sounds to keep it a little easier to manage.  However, my SQ80 with its polyphonic after touch is pretty great as a master keyboard.  It just gets a little confusing sometimes as it also makes it’s own sounds haha.  I have a lot less synths on my chain right now... tying to keep it simple.  That said, I’m attempting to incorporate some non synth/midi gear as well... (a Wurli and a trombone)   If I’m doing a one man show, I probably need to use song mode more for any extended periods where my hands won’t be able to make it to the SEQ.   I’ve been using Lemur on my iPad as a BLM, which is good fun. Ahhh I like your approach to the drum machine.  I have a TR-08 which doesn’t have as advanced of a sequencer as your Elektron... (and my other drum machines are vintage cheapies that have even less) but my couch may be comparable...and that sounds like a good way to work on some of this hahah.  Are you switching (your couch created) patterns on the fly directly on the Machinedrum while jamming with the SEQ? I’m still wrapping my brain around it all being that I’m coming from a more “traditional” musical approach... but I feel I have much to learn and gain from all this. Anyway... just thinking aloud.  Thanks!
  3. SEQ Workflow w/other gear

    I’m curious how u use your SEQ...  I’ve been diving in more... there are so many options... so many different ways to potentially create. I understand everyone probably uses the device a little differently... A couple questions off the top of my head...  Do you have the SEQ control everything or do you allow the gear it’s triggering to do some processing on it’s own? For instance:  Drum machines... do you have the SEQ control all the notes, or do you have it trigger patterns that you’ve already programmed into your drum machine... let the machine play it’s own “feel” Arpeggiators (kind of the same question) do you use the arpeggiator on the SEQ or do you just have it play long notes while the synth’s arpeggiator does the arpeggiation?  With the power of the SEQ, I’d assume most folks were (understandably) having it control everything... but I’m curious if there are situations where that might not be the case. Do you lean into song mode for full compositions or do you just do it all on the fly?   Thanks for any insights into how you work.  
  4. BLM 16x16+X build guide

    That is wonderful news, Hawkeye!  I am happy to hear we may get a second chance.  I’m still kicking myself for missing that first group buy.
  5. MIDIbox SEQ V4 Release + Feedback

    ok...I figured it out.    
  6. Ok.  I get it now.   I can work with this. I like the approach from the thread linked above better than using the END statement, as it's more flexible in the repeat. When you press the GP button to tell the SEQ4 to move on, yes it's in real time, but the steps are never out...it doesn't start from step 1 right when you hit the button... so I misunderstood this behavior before.  Obviously I don't have step sequencer instincts. What I'll do is have the next section after the repeat start with a fill bar, so I can cue it anywhere within the steps, and it will play the fill going into the next section. I found the MIDI remote function for the GP buttons here: mbseqv4_remote_functions.txt and I should be able to program my new pedal board to send those commands. Sorry for all this thinking out loud, and sorry I can be so thick-skulled.  The more I use this machine, the more I am humbled by it.  I'm a full time musician/composer, I'm no stranger to MIDI, and I've been on a DAW as my full time job since 2003, yet his type of music production is vastly different than what I'm used to.  I'm fascinated by it, but I'm certainly lacking in the chops department.  ;).  Now that I think I've found a real performance use for this stuff, things are about to get a little more interesting. :) Walter
  7. Ok... found this: I will experiment with this approach tonight. :)
  8. New eurorack modules in the house! :)

    I have the line driver board, not yet installed, to drive a 16x4 BLM that's still in construction.  It's definitely an interesting option for the future.  Still wrapping my head around the SEQ4... what a beast hahah. Great work!
  9. New eurorack modules in the house! :)

    This looks amazing.
  10. In song mode, when a "end" command is used, it seems that pressing one of the GP buttons will continue the song at (A1,B1,C1...P1) which is great, however it's done in real time.  My time isn't that precise, admittedly, and the use case would involve a trombone in my hands anyway (planning to trigger with a pedal)  Is there any way to have that behave like changing patterns on the pattern page with pattern change synchronization enabled?   You'll see I started talking about this here:  but I'm more informed now, having spent a few more hours on the SEQ trying to figure this problem out. thanks -- I'm trying to figure out a workflow for some live shows coming up and the pressure is on... :)  Perhaps the unit is not the perfect thing for this use case, (maybe a more MPC like solution would be more apropos?) but I'd really like to use the SEQ4 if I can.  It's a beautiful piece of kit, and I put some hours into building it, after all.  :) w
  11. MIDIbox SEQ V4 Release + Feedback

    Sorry.  I guess it was a pretty basic question, being that I think I found most of the answer in the "beginner's guide" hahah.   ahem. When programming a song I can utilize the "end" command that will repeat the last patterns until stopped or a GP button is pressed.  I'll have a trombone in my hands, so hitting a button w/my hands isn't a good option... therefore I'll enable Ext. Ctrl,  assign CC to "play song phrase" and send that CC from a pedal. (a Keith McMillan 12 Step) I won't know until I try it, so I'll get off the internet and on the SEQ 4.  I'll start a new thread on this if I'm feeling chatty. :) Walter
  12. MIDIbox SEQ V4 Release + Feedback

    I've been enjoying my SEQ V4.  Such wonderful work, and I'm still wrapping my head around it. I'm trying to get a live setup happening using the SEQ V4 to play/trigger backing synths/drum machines for live trombone and guitar to play with.  I'm not sure that the unit is best suited for this use case, but I'm curious: Song mode: Is it possible to have a song loop a section (let's say the last 32 beats) infinitely until a cue (triggered by a midi note via pedal) once it gets that cue, it knows to move on the next time it makes it to the end of that loop?  I'm trying to figure out a way to have open sections of indeterminate length in the middle of songs that the guitarist and I can improvise over.  When the solo section is finished, I'd hit a pedal and the song would move on at the end of the loop.  I'll have a trombone in my hands, so I won't want to be fiddling with knobs or keys or whatnot if at all possible. Thanks Walter  
  13. [WTB] BLM 16x16+X PCB

    This is just a shot in the dark.  I just missed the original bulk order so many months ago.  I snoozed.  I loozed.  I know for sure that at least one of you out there picked up a PCB and now realize that you just don't have the time to put it together.  Let me help you with your guilt.  I'll buy it from you (and any parts you may have).  If you sell it to me, you'll know that the stuff will be used.... and maybe even work one day... (it's a big maybe when I'm building hahah) Let me take your guilt away.  It'll be one less thing on your "unfinished projects" list!   I'm in NYC.  I'll happily pay a reasonable (or even borderline-reasonable) price + shipping. PM me.  No one will have to know. The word shall say mum. Mua ha ha.  Can't blame a fella for trying!?! 
  14. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    Understood.  Thanks so much.  In some ways, using the line driver is easier... at least I wouldn't have to make a cable and test all those pins haha.   I'll test it with a ribbon cable and take it from there. Thanks both of you so much for the great info.  I appreciate it. w
  15. Brainstorming: Connecting external 4X16 BLM

    I guess it's really meant to be an internal connection.  I was being greedy.  I can physically get away with about half that... around 27cm.   Still need the line driver?