Hi - I made a simple Arduino based device for converting your turntable in to a modular gate sequencer.
Here's the video for how to make it

and here's all the code / diagrams / templates you'll need.
I'm having a lot of fun with mines, particularly by combining vinyl sampling.

Let me know what you make of it.

Hi Wavne , really surpried no one reacted to this awesome video, this is really great & give a human feel to the sequences, your snippets are great too.

Hey Wavne—fantastic work!

This reminded me of Ms Pinky, a vinyl-timecode system (like a precursor to Serato). It has time-coded engravings on a 12" vinyl, and sends the data to Max/MSP (and now Max for Live is supported): https://mspinky.com/software/maxmsp-and-max-for-live/

Hi Wavne,

That's a fantastic and creative idea! :-) Looks to me that there is space enough for extending it to an 8 channel sequencer or are there some limitations on the electronics?

Kind regards, Garfield Modular.

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Man! This is absolutely genius!
Do you know these old visual tricks too? > https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/phenakistoscopes-1833
That would fit perfectly well with your conception.

Super-spiffy Lenco deck there...

I'm also surprised that people aren't jumping all over this as well. However, there does seem to have been this annoying division between DJing and actual live performance with gear that's been afoot since the late 1990s rave scene (or rather, what was left of the rave scene before it got stripmined and turned into "electronica"), which is probably a viable explanation for that.

However, this is actually an OLD trick! Back in the early 1970s, Morton Subotnick composed "Until Spring", which uses tape and the Buchla's comb filter array module to generate multichannel sync. And how that was done was that Subotnick recorded sync pulses that were separated by frequency onto one track, then played the track back through the comb filter to "demodulate" the various pulses into their separate sync streams, then used this to coordinate his "clocked" sequential parts in the work. That's a helluva jump from what was in use as inter-system "sync" at the time, which was mainly centered around VSO sync via a line frequency "lock"; SMPTE was just a glimmer in broadcasters' eyes at that time.

Yep, awesome stuff. Great fun. Thanks for sharing.

Super rad! Nicely done. 👍