lmixl wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:14 pm
Someone mentioned the Usta sequencer is not recommended for sequencing polyphonic notes ( I assume, as long as the VCO is not splitting polyphonic signals...)
I def. don’t see it specifically designed for sequencing drums.
Is it focused on traditional monophonic signals only?
I disagree with that - assuming you are talking about CV controlled modular, and not MIDI. It does not sequence MIDI.
Each track has two CV outputs - both can be set to pitch output - which gives you two notes of polyphony/paraphony. They will follow the same quantization - ie. C Ionian. This means you can create a duophonic sequence per track. If you wanted - you could go so far as to create an 8-voice polyphonic sequence - using all four tracks. And this could also be truly polyphonic - as each pitch output can have its own gate as well - as opposed to a paraphonic setup where you only have one gate for all voices. The only concern would be... do you have enough oscillators, filters, envelopes and VCAs to actually do an 8-voice polyphonic sequence.
The most I've done with "true-polyphony" (with all components matching) in my experiments have been 2-voices - once with two Instruo triangle core VCOs, two filters in Korgasmatron II, two envelopes on Quadrax, and two channels of a Quad VCA. And then again - right now - using the two wavetable oscillators in Piston Honda MkIII, and the two halves of Bionic Lester MkIII for filters with the same envelopes and VCAs. It gives you a whole new appreciation for synths like the Prophet 6 - with 6 of everything under digital control, or Deckard's Dream with 8 ...just think of what is inside any analog polysynth. As much as I'd love to do 4-voice, I can't stomach buying that many of the same VCO and filter... That's why I have a Prophet Rev2.
For the most part, paraphonic (more than one VCO, with a single filter/Envelope/VCA) does the job.
I have also sequenced drums - using two tracks (4 gates total), and then using the four CV outputs for modulation.