KEEPER is an intriguing system of modules that harnesses the power of the Ableton Push 2 to flow gate patterns and CV melodies into your Eurorack.
I have to say I’m enjoying the slightly wonky layout of the modules. Anyway, you start with a 14HP core module that acts as a host for the Push 2 controller. Push 2 is there simply to provide a tactile responsive interface with visual feedback, it’s not connected to your computer and you don’t need Ableton Live.
KEEPER is a flexible control voltage sequencing ecosystem that grows with your projects and rack. The core module has 4 assignable inputs and 8 assignable outputs with switchable voltage ranges. You can add further expander modules for up to a total of 32 outputs. You then use the Push 2 controller to create Trigger, CV and Gate patterns. Apparently, it’s super easy to edit, rearrange and mutate and you can chain things up into larger structures.
What’s frustratingly out of reach at the moment for me is how any of this actually works. In the demo video the music doesn’t seem to have anything to do with how the Push is being played. How do you create a pattern? Is that tiny screen being used? Between Machines talk about the Push 2 being essentially a generic MIDI controller but don’t explain why it has to be the Push 2. If it’s generic then why not a Novation Launchpad or any controller with a few pads?
KEEPER was supposed to be available the end of last year but hasn’t made it as far as I can tell. Anyway, it looks very interesting if we could just grasp some basics about what the heck is going on.
Hopefully, Superbooth will reveal all. Find them on Booth Z151 and tell me what you find.
- Between Machines website.