Paula Maddox from Dove Audio updates us on the forthcoming MuSeq sequencer module with 8-steps and very intriguing per-step displays.
Designed to offer a lot of sequencing functionality in a relatively small space while retaining the hands-on control that modular needs. The 8 knobs provide the familiar side of sequencing but behind the scenes there’s a lot going on. What stands out, of course, are those LCD screens. They can display note values and information about the step but they can also be used as a general menu system for getting to global parameters – it’s quite a nice concept.
There are two channels of sequencing A and B which can be set to note or modulation duties and both use the full range of knobs, buttons and displays. Each channel gets a CV and Gate output. Then there are 2 inputs which can be analogue or digital and 2 digital outputs for running clocks and other computer-generated lines. Everything is assignable on the front panel. MIDI In and Out is also on the way and will fill in those two holes on the bottom right.
Each step can have an individual length in terms of a division of a bar with various beats and triplets on offer for some complex timing down to 1/32 of a note. This is a bit like the M185 style of sequencer but with more comprehensive options. Gate lengths are also variable for each note with ratcheting and legato modes.
You can save and load patterns on the fly and use what they call Bank Play for pattern chaining.
Paula says it’s pretty much there, just a few things to iron out and they are waiting for metal, silk-screened front panels.