Ratcheting Sequencer v0.1.audulus (688.6 KB)
Here’s a sequencer I’m working on right now - it’s a ratcheting sequencer with a twist: you can set the reference pulse to something other than quarter notes. Usually you’re stuck with stepping on quarter notes and ratcheting faster than the step - with this, you can ratchet slower (up to 64 bars), making both the step last longer and creating odd rhythms you couldn’t otherwise.
The main thing I’m going to be adding is a kind of pattern queuing. You’ll be able to split the sequence up to 4+ times into regions that you can queue and then sequence between - basically writing an entire song on a 16-step sequencer.
The UI is pretty sparse right now since things will likely change, but you’ll see I documented it internally which row does what.
Would love to get some beta feedback from people!
Things that will happen:
- Many more lights with more useful info
- Displays for PPQ and ratchet speed
- Voltage Block-like buttons where you can do some cool stuff on the fly
- A version with fewer steps (8 maybe?)
- A version just for sequencing gates
Things I’d like to happen:
- @stschoen - didn’t you have a version of this easy quantizer that is much more CPU efficient? Ideally I’d love to have a simple version that would do Maj/Min and Pentatonic versions of each. I want this to be fully featured, but not so fully featured that it will be overwhelming to use.
- Figure out a way to start on step 1 when patch starts up. I think it might be as simple as wiring the sequencer a little differently. I don’t have a hardware Eurorack sequencer to test it against - maybe @robertsyrett can confirm that when you send a clock pulse to a sequencer, it stays on step 1 first then goes to step 2, instead of just immediately going to step 2 on the first clock pulse.