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This needs a little preamble. Since several years now, we organize a small but fine festival dedicated to making art (film, photography and sound/music) with analogue media and devices. The festival was born as a showcase for artists working with amateur analogue film (Super8, 8mm, 16mm), but has always had a focus on photography and music as well.
This year, for the first time, we also have a call for entries for performance-oriented projects. See more details here:

http://www.analogica.org/performance-2016.html
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That perfect sequencer that doesn't exist…

note: this was forked from the discussion on the Launchpad Pro Firmware and is mainly a reply to Karg's question about what I need from a sequencer.

I have been looking for a sequencer for my studio/live setup for some time, and so far I haven't been very lucky I must say. To sum up my main thoughts on what a sequencer should be able to do:

- I'd like it to be multi-track, even better if each track can also be polyphonic
- I'm ok with 16 steps, but things like "substeps" or "step subdivisions" would be cool.
- the tracks should be independent, and it should be possible to have different length and speed settings to create complex and intricate sequences.
- step probability and more "generative" functions would also be very appreciated
- more fancy play modes than just the usual forward, backwards, ping-pong and random
- It should have a way to store and recall sequences quickly and easily
- it should have MIDI and maybe CV (though that is a nice to have) and be able to sync to an external clock

Basically I need a Cirklon (people already told me that a hundred times), but the thing is, it's very expensive and very bulky. The new Pyramid by Squarp looks like a great candidate, but to be honest, I'd also go with something smaller and more portable, at expenses of the features.

So far I had a Fyrd MTRX-8, which was cool, but the interface was too cumbersome and you couldn't store sequences in 4-track mode.
I did try the Beatstep Pro, but it's way too bulky for the features it offers.
I don't need drum pads and I don't care if it is good for drum programming. That's something I have an Electribe for.
The original Digital Warrior" was actually pretty nice, small and pretty capable. I ended up selling it because it lacked a couple of crucial things for me: better interface, a display that can show all the values for one step at once and a better navigation (it needed quite a lot of button presses to get around). More memories to save sequences and a way to store *all the sequence data, without having to loose resolution on the velocity and loosing the probability. Finally It was a big issue not being able to sync the thing to another MIDI device and it was lacking a chord or polyphonic mode, which would have been handy sometimes.

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+Hannes Pasqualini​ I don't think selling them is a problem, the list of features and promised features is massive. 
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There's a new online shop for DIY projects run by a couple of friends of mine. http://www.exploding-shed.com/
Thought you might want to know, it's always good to have one more option I guess.
And if I may add a little bit of shameless self promo, they also have a nice eurorack module (DIY kit), which I've made the panel for. It's called NTBA (Noise to Brain Adapter) and does all sorts of cool chiptuneish sounds.
http://www.exploding-shed.com/diy-kits/#cc-m-product-12448661022
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Some nice things...
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Apart from preparing for the official release of our vinyl album (I know it's been done for some time... but life has been really busy in the last year) we're also working on a series of videos for the tracks on the LP.
We've already got two online, the first one is
for track #1, made by Michele (the other half of kvsu) and the second one was made by a friend of ours Amedeo, and later glitched by our long-time collaborator akirasrebirth.

threnody: https://vimeo.com/146123417

unsinnig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2-tq3tgGo
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I have a new article up on Horizontalpitch, something that, while being still somehow modular-related, goes a bit beyond it as well.
It’s an article about a very complex topic, about having infinite possibilities and the importance of technical limitations in musical instruments.
Of course this is not to give a final answer to the topic (all the contrary… who am I to answer this question anyway?), but some of the material in there, especially the quotes, seemed very interesting to me and I hope that it can be an inspiration or something to talk/think about.

Check out the article here: http://www.horizontalpitch.com/2015/12/infinite-possibilities-2/
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Exactly +Billy Gomberg​, practice. That's why in the last years I kinda went away from the synth music and came back to the instrument I belong, my Guitar. Synths brought me away from practicing right into a journey made of patches.
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Thonk has announced licensed Serge Eurorack modules, by Random*Source, will be available as DIY projects. The designs translate the original Serge circuits into Eurorack format. A range of modules …
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never enough rackspace! :)
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Not really DIY, and also a bit self-promoty… but since many here are into modulars, I wanted to give you heads up on this!

If you’ve never heard about DivKid’s Month of Modular, well… you should have!

It’s a great, monthly online magazine about all things modular, created by one of the web’s most prolific and talented module-video makers (also really worth checking out here https://www.youtube.com/user/DivKidVideo since so much can be learned from these videos)

This last issue also features an extensive interview with myself, where I talk about my panel designs and about Papernoise in general.

Check it out here (you’ll need Flash, for weird as this sounds):

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/divkids-month-of-modular-issue-6-march-2016/0904618001459118544?short
Big rush leading up to Superbooth ... I keep saying Superbooth ... I'm excited, forgive me! Not so much news this month but there's new Modular Podcast videos, Future Music magazine content, a couple of new modules, plenty of my videos, and interview with Hannes from Papernoise and some new music from Tim Benjamin too.
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If you're in Berlin or close by, this will probably interest you!
Leaf Audio makes some great workshops, been attending to one myself, and can totally recommend it.
Of course, for the sake of total disclosure, I also personally know Manuel and am collaborating with him, but rest assured, I wouldn't recommend him, if I didn't honestly believe in what I'm saying here! :)

Original press text:
Synth DIY workshop for beginners and experienced DIY-ers. We'll be back in Berlin at Panke in Berlin-Wedding.

You can build one of the following machines:
- NTBA Eurorack Kit (VCO, FM, Noise, S&H Tones, Trigger Generator, Clock Divider, Chiptune Generator)
- NTBA Synth (Squarewave magic + noise modes, gate/cv in)
- TR-808 Kick
- Drone Synth (4 Osc + Filter)

More info and registration via the website link. A registration and advance payment is necessary.

http://leaf-audio.com/en/audio_workshops/dates
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Can you make a PDF after the course?
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It's been a while since I have last posted one of our live performances. This is from this year's Analogica, we played a selection of tracks taken from our album with some new ones. We were trenched in some wood structure somebody had built on the square, which made the live performance kind of complicated to handle, but very cool at the same time. Playing outside on the street like this is really cool. My setup here comprises a bunch of circuit-bent and handmade instruments including my bent Casio Sk-1, one of Tim Kaiser's electric kalimbas, a bent Pikachu by Kaseo, a CPU heatsink which I use as a percussion and play with a bow and more...

The visuals by akirasrebirth feature a modified Vectrex monitor, which makes some really cool images!!!

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unfortunately we only managed to record the first part of the performance, since the camera switched itself off after 30 minutes...

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I have a new article up on Horizontalpitch, something that, while being still somehow modular-related, goes a bit beyond it as well.
It’s an article about a very complex topic, about having infinite possibilities and the importance of technical limitations in musical instruments.
Of course this is not to give a final answer to the topic (all the contrary… who am I to answer this question anyway?), but some of the material in there, especially the quotes, seemed very interesting to me and I hope that it can be an inspiration or something to talk/think about.

Check out the article here: http://www.horizontalpitch.com/2015/12/infinite-possibilities-2/
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I've finished writing pt.4 and 5 of our Making Of The Malosco Sessions series.
You can find them here:
http://papernoize.tumblr.com/post/131343653313/making-of-the-malosco-sessions-pt4-unsinnig
and here:
http://papernoize.tumblr.com/post/131554995297/making-of-the-malosco-sessions-pt5-for-ny-as

I've collected them all in one page on our website as well:
http://www.kvsu.net/the-making-of-malosco-sessions/
Making of The Malosco Sessions pt.4: UnsinnigUnsinnig is the oldest track on the album and was born as an improvisation set held in my cellar (where we often rehears and jam) and was later refined in...
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Here we go: Episode 3 in our The Malosco Sessions making-of series! This time we talk about Lullaby, a cradle song with a bit of noise and traditional whip cracking.

http://papernoize.tumblr.com/post/131155870572/making-of-the-malosco-s essions-pt3-lullaby-in
Making of The Malosco Sessions pt.3: LullabyIn 2013 we worked on a project called Goaßl – A Noisy Lullaby which revolved around a composition for string quartet, Goasslschnölln (traditional whip...
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