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SEQUENTIAL/DSI => Prophet => Prophet Rev2 => Topic started by: Mauro on May 22, 2020, 02:38:09 PM

Title: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: Mauro on May 22, 2020, 02:38:09 PM
The Rev2 is a joy to program, with all that knobs....
What I find difficult to manipulate from panel is the gate sequencer. So I built my editor only for the sequencer, with ctrlr. Is very very simple and it includes only the parameter you find in the sequencer section on the panel. If you wanna give it a try I will appreciate. You need the free app ctrlr for use it. The forum doesn't permit to upload the file  :(, so you have to mail me and I can send it to you.
Bye bye.

maurocavalieridoro@tiscali.it
Title: Re: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: Djinn on May 22, 2020, 06:24:57 PM
Hey mauro, it's about time u turned up.... "This is the way".... I'm so glad sumone else has picked up ctlr.... Iv been trying to promote the idea of a panel for rev2 and would be happy to do what I can to get this together... I know there is already a "prophet 08" template ready to convert let me know if u are interested in getting it together

Thanks

Djinn
Title: Re: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: Mauro on May 23, 2020, 12:50:38 PM
Hello Djinn, I appreciate you like the idea. Yes I know there is a panel for the Prophet '08 and in the beginning I  started actually with try to convert it for the Rev2. I meet some problem that I can't solve, for example it seems there is an offset in the values if you tell to ctrlr to send NRPN instead of Syx, and I can't find the culprist....
I don't like the sequencer section of that panel, with rotary fader for the steps, I find easyer to read the linear fader, and ther is no indipendent switch for reset and rest. So I decided to build my own panel..... For the entire REV2 there are two beautiful editor (Sound Tower and Codeknob) but what I needed was only the sequencer.
But is exiting to build the panel with ctrlr, so welcome your help in my difficult in tranlsating it. The first problem I need to solve is that offset in the value........
Title: Re: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: kris on May 24, 2020, 03:19:27 AM
Hey mauro, it's about time u turned up.... "This is the way".... I'm so glad sumone else has picked up ctlr.... Iv been trying to promote the idea of a panel for rev2 and would be happy to do what I can to get this together... I know there is already a "prophet 08" template ready to convert let me know if u are interested in getting it together

Thanks

Djinn
While I find the CTRLR panels mostly to be beautiful in a graphical sense, the Lua code inside mostly is just plain horrible. When I had my Rev2 fresh and new in 2017, the first thing I tried to to was to upgrade that Prophet 08 panel, but even being a programmer by profession I must say I got stuck early on. The code written is insanely complex for the little complexity it should have, and the author obviously didn't know what a loop is creating hundreds and hundreds of lines of code without reason.

That experience, plus the very hard debugging means with the mixed C++/Lua code in CTRLR, made me turn away and in the end create my own software, which is a Librarian and for me also an editor - but the editor part hasn't made its way into the OpenSource part - yet.

I remember somebody here posted a web-based gated sequencer editor that you could just pull up in chrome? I thought that was a nice idea, but can't find the link right now.

I also turned my BCR2000 into a gated sequencer editor, which makes it near perfect with 32 knobs:

https://github.com/christofmuc/bcr2000_for_dsi_prophet_rev2
Title: Re: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: OneLittleFonzie on May 25, 2020, 12:30:00 AM
I've bought a Arturia Beatstep for this exact purpose. 16 programs with 16 knobs.
I also use it for the ARP2600 and the Moog Module Sequencer btw.
Title: Re: My Gate Sequencer Editor
Post by: Mauro on May 25, 2020, 11:55:48 PM
Yes Kris, CTRLR in unusefully complicated and I'm not a programmer. It has many bug in the graphical side too. But for me was the only way to realize an editor. With the time, if I'll resolve the difficult with CTRLR I'll try to convert the REV'8 panel.
Thank you.