Sequarallel

MIDI to CV Sequencer Recorder

The Only MIDI Recorder Module out there!
The Sequarallel is the intuitive answer to keeping your DAW (PC/Mac) out of the performance.
It's a MIDI + Gate/Velocity/CV or Trigger Sequencer that can hold up to 100 sequences that are recorded in from your favorite MIDI player.

Each Sequence can have Loop/Jump markers (up to 8) to play to 4 sets of jacks as chords, single notes, or 12 percussion triggers, as well as all16 block-able MIDI channels.

Here's a fairly good description of the module-

Interface:
The panel controls consist of an encoder to select Buttons we call "Quick Boxes" to enable/disable/select functions while the sequence is playing, a Play button that arms to play @ clock, and a stop button.
As the panel indicates, pressing both buttons will arm MIDI record to make a new sequence.
Sequences can be named up to 14 characters.

The 11 Quick Boxes act as buttons, some adjustable, and some have entry points (press & hold) into settings/lists.
These are:
Loop:
Turns Looping (bar or marker) on/off + displays present Bar & Beat (hold to view/edit markers)
JumpTo:
Selects a bar or marker to jump to at the end of present bar playing
Transpose:
Selects a transpose value that changes at the next bar. +/- 48 notes
Remote:
Turns on/off MIDI remote transposing control
Automation Record:
Records panel changes and quantizes record time to bars (Hold to save it)
MIDI:
MIDI Live, Out, Auto for the bidirectional MIDI Jack. (Hold to set MIDI CC channels,#'s)
ClockDiv:
To set clock input division /1, /2, /4 etc. (hold to set clock out mult,div)
ChanMode:
To select Channel Modes (below) or Drums mode (Hold to set MIDI channels for these modes)
Order:
To select chord CV play order, Time, Range, Cycle. (Hold on Range to set note ranges)
Tune:
Master CV tuning in cents (+/-0-99). (Hold for individual CV tunings & to set Zero Volt note)
Seq #:
Select to load sequences recorded (Hold to view names or edit the sequence name)
Save:
Save Default panel settings, Save Edit to loaded sequence settings, delete sequence


Display:
On the left side of the display 4 large notes are displayed as they are played (live) or sequenced out to CV.
During Drums mode there are 12 boxes (with note#'s) that highlight when a percussion trigger occurs
On the right side are the Quick Boxes that can be scrolled up/down to

Gate/Velocity/CV Outputs:
The outputs are 0-5V or 0-10V (final)
There are 4 different Channel Modes for handling chords and/or single notes to the CV jacks:
1+1+1+1 will play out single notes from 4 MIDI channels,
3+1 will play out 3 note chords from one MIDI channel, and single notes on a second MIDI channel
2+2 will play 2 notes chords from 2 MIDI channels, and
ALL4 will play 4 note chords from 1 MIDI channel

These Modes can be selected during Sequence Playing and each have programmable channels settings. This means that whole other sequences can be access by simply changing this Mode.

AUTO REC Automation recorder:
All useful panel changes can be recorded in real time (at clock) to transpose, loop, jump to, change clockDiv, channel mode, chord order, and load alternate sequences(works!) . The record stop time is quantized to bars so always aligns. This automation can be saved/loaded to be used with other sequences.

Clocking:
Input: The sequences play at the clock input rate / clockDiv setting. Up to /64 (may include /24/96 in final)
Output: Clock output from Live MIDI input or self BPM clock if Sequarallel is the source.
MIDI: If MIDI input is the clock source, then the sequencer follows MIDI.
CV Loop Select: If Clock Input, then Clock Out =analog CV input for selecting next Loop point

( Any cadence recorded is duplicated precisely to modular clock by multiplying it up to MIDI clock rates. Because of this, the MIDI recording source should also send a clock. If used with live playing, (forced) then the module will create it's own clock and output it as 1/4 notes to use for a metronome click etc. for a set number of bars.)

Controller CV Input
If the clock out jack isn't being used it becomes a CV input (not yet indicated on panel) that can be configured to select loops (JumpTo markers), select transpose upward(1V/oct to +48 notes), or select Channel Mode(excluding percussion) via CV level

MIDI CC's:
These 3 jacks will output CC->CV levels during sequence play or Live MIDI input. As they are assigned to channel and number, other values can be selected from the same sequence if want to use them in a different way. These work normally during Drum mode.

MIDI output:
During Sequence play, all recorded MIDI channels are output to use with you fav. synth or percussion instruments. Channels used by the Gate/Vel/CV jacks can be blocked, per channel mode, so they only go to the panel, not the MIDI output. This means channels can be active on one Channel Mode, while not on another. i.e. in 1+1+1+1 mode, all 4 channels can be blocked so only VCO's play them, yet percussion and another channel with string-like instruments are played via MIDI. Switch to 3+1 mode and the chords channel also plays on MIDI, but the single notes on the other channel only play via a VCO.

Settings:
CV to gate delay: This is for sample players or other digital edge triggered modules 0 to 5mS
Fine Tunes: Each of the CV's can be fine tuned easily to match the VCO's you like to use.
Zero Volt Note: This is the MIDI note that zero volts is at .i.e. Some VCO's play A at 0V so ZV note 36 would become 33.
Clock Output mult/Div. This is how a live MIDI clock/self clock is sent to Clock Out jack. 1:1 is quarter note.


The price should be about $200 complete!

Video:

http://www.freshnelly.com/sequarallel/sequarallel.htm

  • 37 mA +12V
  • 14 mA -12V
  • ? mA 5V
  • 38 mm deep

This Module is a prototype or in a concept phase.

submitted Sep 5th, 15:54 by Sandrine | last Change Friday September 20, 16:52 by Sandrine

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