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Arpeggiators.

Postby jkhuri44 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:40 pm

OK...

broad question, but...anyone comment on what they think one of the wildest arpeggiators out there on the market.

looking for something with nutters rhythmic variety/division, interesting scale definition, and possibility of pitch bends in the sequence?

i know Cubase's Apache arp's do stuff like this...but does anyone know of a hardware version?

Or would i be better off using cubase arp and going midi out into a keyboard?

Sorry for the Gearslutz style question...:-(
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby Futureman » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:21 pm

midibox SEQ. Hands down. No comparison.
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby mylesgm » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:28 pm

not hardware but look up cycling'74's "m" program. a more interactive, flexible creative and intriguing midi creator/expressor/controller/thingo you will not find. Orignially reated on an 80's mac (updated now though) and they haven't changed the screen interface so you will really experience what a mac classic screen felt like. I remember think that the mac classic II was an incredible machine and couldn't wait to see the further development... still cant wait to see it........

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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby audioio » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:41 pm

mylesgm wrote:not hardware but look up cycling'74's "m" program.


+1

Haven't used the new version but I had a blast with it at La Trobe.

Ah... La Trobe Music Dept. For all the crap that went on there, it's a great loss.
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby mylesgm » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:32 am

In regards to 'M' there is no new version. Its the exact same program just recompiled to run on modern macs. Even the screen windows have not been resized so you really experience how small mac classic screens were. Its on all the macs in the computer labs at nmit.
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby audioio » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:39 pm

mylesgm wrote: Its on all the macs in the computer labs at nmit.

Yes, but I'm not special like you Myles. I don't get to play in HigherEd land!
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby rachelp » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:53 pm

I have something called an Oberheim Cyclone. It is totally mad. Feed in a source MIDI and it will do long division and quadratic equations with it.
Or you could just hold down a C chord and it will play the changes. It seems to be rather simple on the surface, but is very deep.
Google for this and you will understand.....

I would use it more, but it has a weird MIDI bug that means if you do not filter out controller wheels and other data heavy streams, it crashes.
You can send it program changes and it will also respond to the kind of data and density being played.

I have the other 2 in this set as well, that I bought at the same time - a Drummer (it does what it says) and a Strummer. The Strummer is
like the Cyclone, but it "strums", that is, hold down a chord and and will flam then with a very satisfying strummed effect. Works especially
well on the DX7 and the Roland JV-2080 guitar/harp/gliss sounds.

All these little "Oberheim" boxes are more likely from the evil stores cabinet of Henry Juszkiewicz, the Steve Ballmer of the music biz
and destroyer of Oberheim as we knew it. But the original idea was certainly inspired by the Zyklon arp/seq and they are pretty cool
little gadgets. I am waiting for someone to reverse engineer one and either turn it into a synth module or a rackmount gadget....


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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby jkhuri44 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:27 pm

far out, that sounds like the ticket....

looking up now ...thx rachel :D
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Re: Arpeggiators.

Postby Futureman » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:23 pm

Ding

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/MAM-Arpeggiator- ... 2c5923755c

Never used one, but I'm sure it does what it says on the box.
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Re: Arpeggiators.

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