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Sequencer feature - documentation needed

Sequencer feature - documentation needed
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:36:13 AM »
Could one of you kind folks please point me to some documentation regarding the added sequencer feature in the P12. Iíve seen it mentioned in passing on a couple of posts here but kind find any further information about it. I donít own a P12 but Iím considering it and would like to know how this feature works. Is it polyphonic?

Re: Sequencer feature - documentation needed
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 03:01:00 PM »
Sorry, didn't see this thread. One-dimensional view. :) In case anyone else is interested:
The P12 sequencer is a bonus-feature, added to the arpeggiator.
Features/capabilities: upto 16 steps, monophonic, allows note and velocity per step, allows rests.
It is not a modulation source in the mod matrix!
I believe it can't take two similar notes in a row (anyone can verify this 100%?).
Best wishes,

Re: Sequencer feature - documentation needed
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 09:10:18 PM »
It is known as the Arpeggiator Scratchpad and described in the manual addendum 1.1
http://2048ln27dggo3horm847q86q-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Prophet-12-Addendum-1.1.pdf

I believe it can't take two similar notes in a row (anyone can verify this 100%?).

I read this somewhere as well but in my testing I've found you can have two notes the same in a row as long as the arp is in "Assign" mode. Rests also don't work unless the arp is in "Assign" mode.

It is 32 steps

To the OP - it is not polyphonic and it only barely qualifies as a very rudimentary sequencer!

Re: Sequencer feature - documentation needed
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 06:44:07 AM »
Thanks for the replies, folks. Thatís really useful to know. I had read the addendum but hadnít spotted that thatís what that was.

Re: Sequencer feature - documentation needed
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 09:45:42 AM »
I'd recommend just getting the inexpensive Arturia Keystep.  Just connect with a midi cable and then it may be used to polyphonically sequence your P12.  The Keystep does not allow single note advanced by each key hit, as does the PEK.

Another option is to find an old Alesis Micron.  It has a great phrase recorder that records anything you play including spacing, tempo changes.  It will transmit that to any midi synth. I wish more synths had had this.

 The Arppegiator in the P12 is better than most.  It's not polyphonic.  However, keep in mind, you may run the arppegiators on both layers A and B.  This would allow two notes to be played at once with different tempos and spacing even.   I tried using it like that, and is fun to play with, but not the easiest to predict what your result would be.
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