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  1. [SOLD] Seq v4

    Seq v4 SOLD. I bought it here in the forum about 2 years ago (for 695€) and sadly never really took time to get really warm with it. :( It is rarely used and was closed away most of the time, but caught a bit dust anyway.. It has 4 Midi In and 8 Midi Outs. SOLD
  2. MBSEQv4 Beginner's Guide now in the wiki

    Great work! Triple thumbs up! ;) Your manual really helps me a lot to get into the Seq. Thanks for your effort!
  3. Oh yes, definitly! I see i got confused between group and track... You sir, are a walking manual! ;) Not because of your knowledge but because you do explain things very well! Thx and keep on going! ;)
  4. I did that in my program: I have the "normal" note layer. And besides that 2 extra layers. In one layer is the information "chord active for this step" and the other layer refers to the index of the used chord. Then i also added another layer with the information in which key the step is in. That gave me all neccessary information to musically transpose every step in realtime from one given key into another key. Can be a usefull feature if you want to try around which key sounds best for your song or when importing tracks from other songs that are in a different key... But tbh i still didn't had the time to fully understand how the chord track in the seq works... so i only can say, i know what EsotericLabs mean and it seems more intuitive then the actual solution to me...since i didn't understood the chord track within a few mins. xD To not further derail this precious thread: I plan to make a short vid how i did use chords in my prog, to discuss with this community how usefull that is and furthermore, if it is possible with the seq in general. I'll hope to see you in that upcomming thread. ;)   @jjonas  About patterns. From your manual i understood that a pattern is equal to the data of one group. But in terms of saving it is that a pattern contains four groups. Or am i wrong?
  5. Wouldn't it be nice....?

    @latigid on i didn't forget you. ;) I figured out, the best way to "explain" the things i ment, is by making a short vid of my sequencer... but before that i have to figure some other things out like screen capture etc... So it can take some days... The roman numerals you mentioned is definitly worth reading, but right now i don't get the point of it... It seems a bit like: Learning something new that seems to be very limited (major/minor)...but since i have many open questions in that topic in general i thought about opening a thread specifically about that topic... In the moment im still exploring the Seq so i won't request anything that is allready implemented. Or to say minimize that risk....   @TK. Thx you took the time! (More or less xD) Right now, no specific questions. :) But....some "honey": Genious work you did and do!  The more i get to know the seq the more i love it! It has so much features i did'nt implented in my software cause i thought i will never get it built in reallive... The lack of documenation or information in generell is a bit of a pain. But i prefer hardware without documentation over a documentation without hardware at any time! I also see the great work jjonas is doing with the manual and so there is still hope that information will rise more and more. ;) If i will be able to change the complete firmware at some point.... i don't know and i don't think so. For my case i would be glad to be able to understand and therefore may help to implement things or ideas in form of "professional communication" and not just by saying "I want this and that. Make it possible!" ;) I allready have some experiences with microcontrolers...e.g. Atmel's and know a bit about structural limitations. That's why i tried to "limit" myself when programming: Reusable classes, limited hashsets, not just creating instances cause im too lazy... ^^ That's probably why i intuitivly understood the concept of having "different" tracks for notes depending of their overall length and count of layers. And to be honest i was a bit impressed, because i would just have given one option, ;) We will see how far my participation will go. As for now i have to learn many things...^^ Thanks again for your time and work and when i'll have specific questions i'll come back to you. ;)  
  6. @jjonas Thanks for your work! I didn't read anything, yet. But what i read is really well writen and explained. Tommorow i want to "test" the chapter 4... :)
  7. powered usb hub

    Hey the alternative you linked has 2A. In the Seq Manual it states 400-1000mA.  So the hub should be ok to power two Seqs without any problems. :) In my opinion the switch isn't needed. But that depends on how someone prefers his setup... Greetz
  8. Wouldn't it be nice....?

    Hey, may be stupid was a bit of a harsh word. But you know what i ment. :) Thanks for your little lesson bout scales. But that was the one part i wasnt unsecure of. xD You directly gave the answer why tranpsoe isnt transpose. In a Synth or Sequenzer you can transpose by increase/decrease every played note.  In musical transposition you have to know in which scale you are and wo wich scale you want to go to. You will never get a minor scale oout of a major scale by just increasing every note by x. Therefore you need a track to be labeled as a chosen scale. When you wanna transpose it has to be looked where the intervals are and how to move the notes accordingly. ;) That is why "transpose by a given value" and then force them to scale dont work. You have to know weatcher you come from minor or major and then change the intervals accordingly. The stupid thing i ment is that changing scales every step e.G. is completly useless, cause normally you dont change scales in a song. That is what i didnt realize before. ;) All in all, that feature works well and makes a lot of fun... weather it is musically correct to change scales in that manner....^^   But i see... i have to spent some more time with the seq to be sure what he allready is capable of and what not.... :) Thanks again. ;)
  9. Wouldn't it be nice....?

    @Elektruck Looool. I allready wanted to thank for that link and watch it after writing. Thank god i did took the time now. xD How darn genious is that? xD I thought i'll see a midi-controller-type-slider manipulating the notevalues of one melody... How wrong i was. Really nice work! That piece of furniture is art! Also... that function is available allready? Nice! How could i doubt that for one minute... I see i totally underestimate everyone here. ;) Thanks for your welcome and this inspiring peace of video! :)   @latigid on Damn... i allready sit here over 1 hour and wrote so much... and part by part i realized how stupid i am... :(  That is why i have to write nearly everything again and before that i have to rethink some points. xD After that i will take the time to write about your points.  Spoiler: I'm not a musician and i just realized that my understanding of chords in scales was total crap. Or at least i believe that right now... I assumed that you can have a AMinor chord in a CMajor scale... and by the help of your confusion about my text i was able to realize that an AMinor chord in an CMajor scale isn't an AMinor chord at all, right? It is a CMajor with a "swapped" third or how that is called.... right? Based on my false assumption and to much weed in the middle of the night i coded stuff that doesn't make much sense... at least not the way i though of it... So, now i have to readjust my thoughts to minimize the danger of continuing writing pointless stuff. xD And since i spent the whole day with Andre from Tubeohm troubleshooting an anushri that we both just wanted to kill at the end of the day and now realizing that im stupid... Lets just say it was a hard day today. xD But i definitly wanted to say thanks for your time and your help! ;) Specially because im really happy about your bulk-order! I use the virtual BLM right now and it's soooo nice. Cant wait to built it! And specially with that case... really nice work doing this bulk order!! I allready thought about offering my help by beeing the "european handler". I live in germany and can offer to distribute the things from here to all european users. I'm trusted builder at MutableInstruments and therefore trustworthy and experienced in getting and sending stuff around. ;) So if you need help from someone who doesnt know shit about scales and keys.... xD   Thanks again you two!   Regards
  10. Wouldn't it be nice....?

    "Short" Intro: Years ago i thought that the sequencer i need isn't just build. So damn it...i have to build it... but not deep enough into electronics, i started with coding a software sequencer... Since i also wasnt deep enough into coding i did the "lazy" thing and started in C#... yeah... But i "finished" something that is definitly not that bad. In fact, i implemented some features i do miss in every other peace of equipment... While i wrote my program and did other things in live i completly overslept the whole midibox thing... Until a few years ago... I was stunned. I organized myself a sammichSID kit from Willba and from then i was hooked on. I wanted to build a SeqV4 but never found time or money or whatever. After buying a built one here in the forum i'm stunned again... "I'm unworthy."  For real...what a nice peace of electronics! And the BLM...  A big thanks to everyone who made those things possible! :) And now to the "interessting" part: I spent some nights in my life thinking about options and functions... and some of them even had to do with sequencing. ;) Here are some things i managed to let become reality and now want to disucss with the forum and T.K.: - increase/decrease in the echo intervall per step. So you can have effects that sounds like a ping pong ball on a table. (I hope you know what i mean) - option to say that the increase/decrease only occurs every nth step. - the possibility to change the notevalue in the same way: Increase/Decrease notevalue+n every nth repeat. So you can have one step/note  played as "bam bam bam - bim bim bim - bom bom bom". If you know what i mean xD)   But here comes the real part i want to see the Seq be able someday. I will try to help as much as i can to make it possible! ;) The first "easy" part (sry if the seq allready can do that, i only have it since a few days.....much to read/learn): The possibilty to "record" notevalues over a Slider while playing: You enter the possitions where notes should be played and you "control" the melody over a Slider. Sounds crazy. And it is! You can have the rythmic of 4 bars and just improvise over a slider. Believe me, that is improving creativity! In my prog i have it this way: You can "play" the melody over a slider just whenever and for how long you want. One option is that it can record over the running track. And if you sop record it just playes the last thing you did. I "just" activate record when slider is used. I kind of managed to do this in hardware with the faderport. It has a sensitive motorfader... but wait... i think i didnt realized that yet... but you get the idea. ;) If you have a melody over 4 bars and 1 and a half bar are "messed up". totally in the middle of the 4 bars. You can just use the slider in that part u wanna change and the moment you let loose of the slider the "recording" stops. But this feature becomes really crazy with the following: I also implented musical scales. And a "notefilter" that only allows notes to be used that are in the chosen scale! That means that you can "rape" the slider and every note you play/record is in harmony! Really...this feature is so damn nice if you are not a "musician" like i am.... It's just hitting the keys (or rape the slider in this case) and allways be right. xD And wait....it gets even better! I implemented the possibility to assign a scale as a "base" to every step. So you can say: This track is completly in CMajor.  Or the first bar is CMajor and bars 2-4 are in Dminor. If you did that and programmed a nice melody you can transpose the whole pattern into every scale you want! And that via keyboard in realtime! What does that mean?  You program a track with 4 bars and a nice melodic motive in F#Minor. You mark the track as F#Minor. Now you just loop this and transpose the melody while playing with just one key on the keyboard. For example you have all minor scales in the 2. Octave, all the major in the 1. etc... When you now press D2 your track is transposed into Dminor. If you press A1 it will be played in Amajor, etc.... And for our example: If you have a track that is part one scale and part other scale, the whole track will be played in DMinor if E3 is pressed! And of course: If a track is EMajor only, you can transpose every step into another scale if you want, live while playing, or be triggered by another notetrack. This features in combination does make creating good, inovative and "lifelike" melodies so fu***ing simple and fast...! I really made motives that were so much better then everything i programmed or tried to play before! And creating a really lifelike melody over 64, 128 or 256 steps? No problem! And randomizing doesn't even get close! ;) I hope my explanation is good and don't sound like "I did, i did"... I just want to make clear that that is not just a "fun idea". It is something that exists and can make so much fun. At least as a Prealphaversion in DebuggingMode. xD My only dream is to bring this feature into "reallive"! :) My problem: I only learned csharp and i only have my SeqV4 since a few days... so my active "code-changing" part will be probably have to wait a few days... :( I don't know yet if it would be possible with T.K.s actual code and structure. But im totally willing to learn everything about the Seq and participate as much as possible! And i allready wanted to learn a programming-language since i know c#. ;) So i hope you guys like this nice musical and very inspirational feature and of course i hope even more that T.K. will read this and write his view on this point(s)! :) Oh and another feature: When you start with the feature as above you will quickly come to tracks that are "perfect" but not in time. So... i added the possibility to "move tracks" steps to the right/left.  Well... i have to learn more about the Seq and i definitly have to communicate with T.K. at some point. ;) So what do you all say? Am i crazy and are all this things that nobody wants/needs? Or do you "feel" me and and can't wait to finally use this features?  Whatever it may be: Thanks for taking the time to read! :)  
  11. Need svg files for sammichSID enclosure...

    Ok, problem solved! Willba got back to me and offered me a replacement.... I just love that guy. ;)
  12. Hi there, i try to find svg files for the sammich enclosure... Or to be specific: I need the svg file for just the front. The only thing i found is a "sammichSID-measurements" file... i cant watch/edit it... I used the search and found nothing... I also wrote Willba an Email, but still no answer... :( Can anybody help me out here?  Regards
  13. Hi there, i have the problem that my sammichSID has a broken front (not the top with the buttons, etc...) :( Does someone have this part lieing around or know someone who can cut it for me? Im located in germany and the acry has to be in matte black.... Thanks
  14. BLM 16x16+X PCB and case order [CLOSED/waitlist]

    Me too, me too.^^ The complete package pls. :) 001 taximan pcb case 002 blatboy pcb case parts 003 Macotronic pcb case 004 lukas412 pcb case parts 005 Hawkeye pcb case parts 006 u-link pcb case 007 nebula pcb case 008 synaptech pcb case parts 009 Phatline pcb 010 gidien pcb 011 Karg pcb case parts? 012 doc007 pcb case parts? 013 Richie pcb(x2) case parts 014 arumblack pcb case? parts 015 pat_00 pcb case parts 016 monokinetic pcb case parts? 017 weigu pcb case parts 018 enron_hubbard pcb parts 019 Elektruck pcb case parts? 020 EsotericLabs pcb case parts? 021 derkollo pcb case parts?
  15. [FS] Sammich SID with 2x 6581

    Since i bought myself a MB6582 i don't need my Sammich anymore... The Sammich is about 2 years old and in perfect technical condition! It's of the last Sammich batch in matte black enclosure with red LEDs. Like i said, from a technical point of view it works 100%. At first it had the glitchy encoder problem, but after changing the encoder everything works like a charm. :) The only negative point: I broke the frontpanel and tried to glue it.... stupid me... It's not fixed, but it now has an ugly "white coding" around the breaking point... :( When assembled the case is ok and nothing is loose or so... But it doesn't look that good. :(   The price i ask for is 303,-€ plus shipping.   Regards