How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

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How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

Post by Bitter Synth » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:02 am

Hearing a lot of nice stuff from the BIA. Seems to be able to do sounds and percussions at the same time, if handled by a potent sequencer. My question is if anyone here has experience working with it and how complex that sequencing is? The whole shfiting between percussion and bass sounds seems to require precision work of a lot of parameters. Is it worth getting if you're not using a computer or enjoy speing hours just programming a sequencer?

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Post by houndington » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:15 am

I'd say it's not something that comes naturally. However, paired with something like the Malekko Voltage Block, I find it yields many a happy accident that can then be tweaked until it's usable.

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Post by Raindeer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 am

houndington wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:15 am
I'd say it's not something that comes naturally. However, paired with something like the Malekko Voltage Block, I find it yields many a happy accident that can then be tweaked until it's usable.
I’m really interested in this question too. Is there anything smaller than the Voltage Block that would achieve the same thing?

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Re: How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

Post by GauthierM » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:42 am

Raindeer wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 am
houndington wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:15 am
I'd say it's not something that comes naturally. However, paired with something like the Malekko Voltage Block, I find it yields many a happy accident that can then be tweaked until it's usable.
I’m really interested in this question too. Is there anything smaller than the Voltage Block that would achieve the same thing?
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Re: How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

Post by GmbH » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:44 am

Voltage Block as mentioned by houdington pairs very well with BIA.
If rack space is an issue, you may want to consider Varigate 4+.

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Post by mdoudoroff » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:20 am

Metron+Voltera is highly adept at different-value-per-step-sequencing of highly parametric voices such as BIA, SSF Entities, various WMD perc units, etc. That’s what it’s designed to do.

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Post by StrangeAttraction » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:00 am

I've used a humble a combo of SQ-1 + BSP to sequence it (that's 6 lanes of CV sequencing). You can get some really dope loops that way. Often polymetric.
Voltage Block would also be a fantastic solution giving you 8 CV sequences. You can also just put LFO's and Envelopes into BIA inputs...for a different type of sound (or smoothed sequences - again CV block can do this - smoothing and glides).
One thing though...I can now recognize BIA everywhere...it's VERY particular sounding module especially its digital "noise" sound. So, try processing it further with filters/LPGs/distortions/phasers, etc. Just some thoughts.

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Post by Stoneyards » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:06 am

BIA and Voltage block feel like they were made for each other. I almost always filter HF though.

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Post by scragz » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:55 am

The way VB has you editing all the channels of a single step at a time -- as opposed to all the steps of a single channel like most -- usually seems less than ideal, except it's perfect for BIA and Manis.

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Post by cptnal » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 am

Pam's is very good with BIA. Lots of control over the spacing and amplitude of gates, and/or synced modulation if you like. Now you can even use it for a quantized pitch sequence.
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Post by BlackDoors » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:18 am

cptnal wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 am
Pam's is very good with BIA. Lots of control over the spacing and amplitude of gates, and/or synced modulation if you like. Now you can even use it for a quantized pitch sequence.
+1 for Pam's New being a great 8hp option. So many triggers and modulation available (and all sync'd together), and this is just what BIA needs to sound like a big system all on its own.

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Post by Multi Grooves » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:12 pm

Iirc, the Ellis by Livestock covers similar ground to VB...and a smaller footprint. I've not used it, but it doesn't as visually helpful as VB to keep abreast your modulations.
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Post by Dedal » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:33 pm

I’m using pam’s too!
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Re: How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

Post by xcc » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:45 pm

The NE Clep Diaz is a great companion to the BIA in 4hp. Can do a simplified version of what you might use the Vb for if you mult it out. Also Pam.

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Re: How hard is it to sequence the Basimilus Itereritas Alter?

Post by carsenic » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:03 pm

I use Pams when I’m looking to keep everything precise, usually synced with Batumi to add more modulation. I’ve gotten some fun results using Marbles as well

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