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Pantala Labs Vega

Pantala Labs Vega  ·  Source: Pantala Labs

Pantala Labs Vega is a probabilistic Eurorack Stochastic Sequencer spinning in a circle of illuminated possibilities.

Vega

Stochastic movement in modular is awesome. It has the ability to generate probable outcomes in exactly the sort of ways you want it to. It’s not like randomisation this is more controlled or at least you feel like you had some sort of input to the process and so feel more connected to the result. It’s like a constant stream of happy accidents.

Anyway, Vega gives you a ring of every note in the scale. You then dial in how often you would like that particular note to sound. You weight its probability with your desire to hear it. There are different algorithms in play which can change the way you think about the outcome. The ring of buttons lets you force a particular note into the algorithm which is an interesting way of pushing more control into the game.

Other features include an amount of legato, scales, transposition of the root note, looping in and out, portamento, accents and note size. There’s also dynamic envelope shape variation and a MIDI output. 2 CV inputs allow for parameter manipulation.

It’s a super-wide module but as this is an open-source DIY project that’s going to make it easier to fabricate the front panel and mount the PCBs.

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One response to “Vega: Stochastic Sequencing from outer space”

  1. Stuck on step 5 says:

    I had never heard of Stochastic mode sequencers until I bought a Volca Modular. It’s definitely a good tool for making ‘half random’ sequences, but you do have to make sure that the sequence notes will still fit in the chord progressions or key of the other instruments, unless you want the notes out of tune. Practice makes perfect with these types of sequencers, but they do give you sequences you’d never have thought of.

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