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Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer

Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« on: February 01, 2017, 11:26:24 PM »
Hey all

I would love to being able to connect my Tempest to my Voyager, and use the sequencer to sequencer modulation on the Voyager, like and oldfashioned sequencer.

Is it possible to sequence MIDI cc through the Tempest, other than MIDI note data, or do I have to buy an external sequencer, ala the Doepfer Dark Time?

If not the Tempest, can the Evolver Desktop sequence MIDI cc from its four sequencer tracks?

And in general, can you guys recommend a good sequencer ala Doepfer Dark Time (simple, easy to use, easy to jam with) that is also aestetically pleasing (just saying that to rule out the beatstep  :) )

Thanks!

- Alex

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 01:54:31 AM »
Hi Alex,
Tempest can sequence only 1 channel with no Midi CC's.If i were you i'd check these bad boys for external sequencing:
http://www.synthstrom.com/delugeorder.html
http://www.squarp.net
http://www.sequentix.com/cirklon.htm

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 06:17:38 AM »
Thanks for the reply!

I looked at several of the choices you list. Problem is that they will probably be overkill for my purpose. I just wanted a little modulator action for my Voyager, as I only have a Voyager and a Tempest, and like the compactness of my setup. A Pyramid or Circklon would be more fitting in a full blown studio (or so I feel). That is also why I considered the Evolver Desktop version, if it could use its sequencers over MIDI - and I would get a pretty neat mono synth on top of that :-)

Ah well, maybe I should get an Octatrack and go a little nuts in the sampling department…

– Alex

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 12:31:07 PM »
Deluge doesn't do midi cc (yet) but apparently it's the most asked for feature request - hopefully they'll add it shortly.
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Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
I have the Tempest/Octatrack combo and it's a killer!But...Now there's the new MPC Live that i'm lusting for :P Waiting for the first reviews and if they're good i'm jumping ship on the sampling department!
Thanks for the reply!

I looked at several of the choices you list. Problem is that they will probably be overkill for my purpose. I just wanted a little modulator action for my Voyager, as I only have a Voyager and a Tempest, and like the compactness of my setup. A Pyramid or Circklon would be more fitting in a full blown studio (or so I feel). That is also why I considered the Evolver Desktop version, if it could use its sequencers over MIDI - and I would get a pretty neat mono synth on top of that :-)

Ah well, maybe I should get an Octatrack and go a little nuts in the sampling department…

– Alex

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 04:49:12 AM »
I enjoyed the Tempest sequencer triggering my Boomstar SEM but have resigned myself to the fact that for full hardware sequencing I should go to the next level ,so have purchased a Social Entropy Engine.
Appears to look fully featured and can play 4 note polyphony on each of it's 8 tracks.
Might be cool to sync to  both options
Hold this space!

Tim

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 10:09:26 PM »
ala the Doepfer Dark Time?

I picked up on of these to sequence my Minimoog and Mother 32. It is a compact, simple, neat device. Not to do serious music composing (which is probably easiest on a computer screen), but rather play around with simple patterns, and especially waiting for those little accidents to get unexpected results. With one switch you can dramatically alter a pattern.

The one drawback is the UI: note on/off and skip/cont switches are the same and lined up next to each other, it is hard to grasp your 8-step pattern at first. But that adds to the little accident fun.

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 12:34:47 AM »
The one drawback is the UI: note on/off and skip/cont switches are the same and lined up next to each other, it is hard to grasp your 8-step pattern at first. But that adds to the little accident fun.

Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtTi4MdwEHI

Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 06:47:30 AM »
I'll just add that the Deluge now *does* do midi cc and has a 'song mode'.
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RobH

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Re: Using Tempest as traditionel "analog" sequencer
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 07:02:18 PM »
I've basically started to get into modular synths and while looking over the options to try and integrate my existing gear with any modular kit a Beatstep Pro keeps giving me the wink. It's got two full cv sequencer tracks which have pitch velocity and gate each along with 8 trigger tracks. It can also sequence korg stuff. You can also use it as a midi cv converter. Seems really good sequencer option for the money