May 24, 2014

The New Shit...

by Chris Randall

We unveiled this module this morning at the Muff Wiggler / Trash_Audio synth meet in Portland, and here's some info on Sequencer 1.

The astute among you will notice a passing similarity to the Elektron Analog Four, and if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we're flattering the fuck out of those guys with this little bitch. Here's some vital statistics:

• 36HP, 20mm depth.

• 4 banks of 16 patterns, each pattern can be from 1 to 64 steps long. The entire state (all banks and patterns) can be saved to SD card as a preset, so the memory is essentially unlimited.

• Clock input can be per step (like any other sequencer's clock), or 24ppq or 48ppq for DIN sync (via a simple 5-pin DIN -> 3.5mm adaptor). Clock output can be a staggering number of choices, which is handy if the unit is acting as the master clock. The Run input can be operated a couple different ways, as can the output. In short, it can interface to pretty much anything clockish, and can in turn drive pretty much anything in a clocklike fashion.

• Each step gets a 1v/Oct output, three CV outputs (that can each be either 0-10v, -5 to +5v, or 0 to +5v), a main gate output, and an auxiliary gate output. Gate length is programmable per step.

• The playback modes are forward, reverse, pingpong, pingpong with double end triggers, skip forward, walk, and random. This is programmable per pattern.

• There are several ratcheting features; you can program a ratchet of various lengths per step, or you'll note the 6 buttons labeled "REP." These will repeat, in order, the last 8, 4, 2, or 1 steps as a loop, or cause the step you hit them on to repeat in half or quarter time. (In the same manner that the MIDI triggers in Replicant work, basically, if you own that plugin.)

• As I hinted before, SD card for storage and OS updates.

There are many other deep features that I'm not able to talk about at this point. Our goal is to make the single most sophisticated sequencer available for Euro, and I think we've accomplished this already, let alone what we're adding as we go along. We haven't finalized pricing yet, or availability. We're hoping for US$599.00, and about two months. But both those numbers are subject to change.


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Jun.04.2014 @ 12:24 PM
D' MacKinnon
Looks great! Also, I'm sure I'm not the first to notice but the prefix for the modular units are ADM. Presumably for Audio Damage Module but it also looks like shorthand for Adam. Which is kind of nifty.

Jun.04.2014 @ 4:16 PM
Chris Randall
Just paying him back for all the years he's put up with plug-ins that have a button labeled "RAND ALL"


Jun.05.2014 @ 4:11 AM
Wow, RAND ALL, can't believe I never noticed that.

Gotta say that MORE cowbell in Tattoo is by far the best plugin inside joke ever, by the way.

Jun.05.2014 @ 9:56 AM
Chris Randall
Tattoo is full of little shit like that. My favorite thing ever is the several magazine reviews that mention D-Plane Synthesis, as if it was something we actually created in earnest.


Jun.06.2014 @ 9:17 PM
Adam Schabtach
When we started making Audio Units, we had to pick a four-character company identifier for them. Our VSTs already had identifiers which started with "AD", followed by two characters to identify the plug-in. I was seriously tempted to choose "ADam" for our AU ID, as in Audio Damage, of course. I chickened out and our ID is "AuDa".


Jun.07.2014 @ 7:35 PM
Duke Fame
Awesome stuff guys. Up-up, down-down, left-right, left-right, B-A, B-A, Start.

Jun.09.2014 @ 9:26 AM
"Tattoo is full of little shit like that. My favorite thing ever is the several magazine reviews that mention D-Plane Synthesis, as if it was something we actually created in earnest. "

I love that I read the manual with enough detail that I emailed about errata, but skimmed over that joke completely.

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