The Sequencer tab from the Advanced Panel is a useful tool divided in 2 sections: the Notes Sequencer
and the Modulation Sequencer
Both are complementary
and have common global parameters
How to use the Sequencers:
||Defines the speed of the sequencer either in Hz or synced to your DAW tempo
||Divides of multiplies the rate of the sequencer
||Sets the amount of swing
||Defines the play direction of the sequencer
||Randomizes the step values. Click and drag the Dice button to control the amount of randomization
||Defines if the playback restarts when a new key is pressed
||Clears the sequence content
Set the sequence length from 1 to 32 steps
using the red arrow
on the top line of the sequencer. The Notes and Modulation Sequencers
can have different sequence lengths
but still work together.
The Notes Sequencer applies pitch offsets
and timber modifications
to the notes played. It can transpose single notes or chords but
also specific steps of the sequence. Drag and drop the sliders
in the sequencer to set the pitch for each step. In the Mod Sequencer, drag and
drop the sliders to set the modulation amount
Use the Trigger
line to determine if the step retriggers
the envelope (red), sustains
them (pink), or acts as a note off
line lets you apply an additional envelope
to the steps. Decay and Envelope Amount parameters
on the right of the sequencer
let you modify the envelope parameters.
line applies some glide to the pitch of the step. You can set the Glide time
also from the parameters panel on the right.
You can apply non-destructive scales
to your sequence from the Scale menu, and select the Octave range
from the slot underneath.
Also choose your Pitch routing
between VCO 1, VCO 2 or both.
Build a sequence exclusively based on triggers and accents to create rhythmic grooves.
On sequences containing accents, adding a rising automation on the accent decay can create an interesting build-up before a drop.
Creating per step modulations and applying them to the Notes Sequencer parameter is a convenient way to refine the sequence’s groove even further.
Play around with the Mod Multiplier to dissociate the rates of the Notes and the Mod Sequencers and create less redundant modulations.