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Intelljel Metropolix

Post by intellijel » Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:59 pm

Introducing the Intellijel Metropolix!

Metropolix is an interactive sequencer optimized for live performance, jamming, and improvisation — with configurable, hands-on control of all the most essential performance parameters. Sequences transform and mutate with just the twist of a knob; a flick of a switch; a nudge of a slider; or an injection of CV. With Metropolix, your music is as dynamic and evolving as your imagination.

Two Tracks, interconnected
Two tracks (TRK 1 and TRK 2) are variants of a master pitch/gate sequencer, which is programmed via the PITCH sliders, PULSE COUNT and GATE TYPE switches. Each track interprets the master sequence in a variety of ways — creating complementary variations that enable you to generate counterpoint, polyrhythms, and all manner of sonic movement (both subtle and extreme).

Each of these tracks has its own playback ORDER, sequence LENgth, clock DIVision, SWING amount, SLIDE time, and track GATE lengths. Other track-based sequence variables are accessible from the TRACK MENU, and include Pitch Slider inversion; sequence note range; track transposition; and more. In addition, both tracks have multiple lanes of per-stage playback parameters, including: GATE override; PITCH override; RATCHet count; PROBability of playback; ACCUMulating transposition, and a dedicated CV lane. Each stage also has a SKIP feature, and a pitch SLIDE option.

Eight Modulation Lanes
Eight Separate modulation lanes are accessed via the MOD button. Each MOD lane has 8-stages of modulation values and its own playback ORDER, LENgth, and clock DIVision; and each lane is routable to one of Metropolix’ two assignable outputs or to dozens of internal destinations, allowing for sophisticated and powerful self-modulation.

Three AUX Inputs and Two CTRL Knobs
A trio of AUX inputs allows for external modulation of user-assignable sequencer parameters for even greater variation, while two assignable CTRL knobs give you direct access to the parameters you want to adjust most frequently during a performance. With dedicated Pitch/Gate outputs for both Track 1 and Track 2; two totally user-assignable outputs (A and B); and internal MOD routing, Metropolix features a wealth of patching opportunities.

Loopy — Performance Looping
Metropolix also features a Loopy mode, allowing you to instantly play back short sub-sequences, or even “play” the stage buttons directly (like a ‘keyboard’).

64 Total Recall Presets
Metropolix stores up to 64 preset configurations (in 8 banks of 8 presets), and all live settings are stored in EPROM, ensuring that your Metropolix will always power up exactly as you left it — even if you haven’t saved them to a preset. By default presets can change all the structural (menu-based) elements of your sequencer without overwriting the front panel controls, but full recall is also available.

Gx — Gate Expander
Use the optional Gx module to add individual outputs for 8 additional, configurable gate outputs.

Metropolix
Width: 34HP
Depth: 25mm
Power: 95mA @ +12V 10mA @ -12V
MSRP: $579.00 USD

Starts shipping this week (Feb 16th, 2021)

Gx
Width: 4HP
Depth: 22mm
Power: 8mA @ +12V 0mA @ -12V
MSRP: $69.00 USD
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https://intellijel.com/shop/eurorack/metropolix/



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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by WarpHead » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Interesting! Curious to see where the firmware goes.
Don't believe the hype.

WTB: Schippmann Omega-Phi Mk2.

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by Transistor » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:07 pm

Ohh my

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by vytis » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:54 pm

Congratulations! I like the simplicity AND hidden complexity should one wish to go there.

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Post by dooj88 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:57 pm

Took it to another level, that's for sure. This looks like the perfect balance of hands on and depth to keep me busy for a long time!

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Post by drxcm » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:58 pm

Looks fantastic!

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Post by M01C » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Looks very promising!

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Post by Placid Mouse » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:15 pm

Ok so who wants my old metro!!!!

Me a few days ago... "whatever it is I don't need anything else right now"

Me After seeing this... "take my money, just take it!!!".... :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

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Post by smetak » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:21 pm

After a good many years, have yet to have use my Metropolis to its fullest - this new take on their sequencer, I'll probably need another lifetime......

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Post by everythingcontinues » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:27 pm

dooj88 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:57 pm
Took it to another level, that's for sure. This looks like the perfect balance of hands on and depth to keep me busy for a long time!
vytis wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Congratulations! I like the simplicity AND hidden complexity should one wish to go there.
+1 +1

I've always been interested in the Metropolis as a very hands-on, happy-accident-prone counterpoint to a more all-purpose sequencer. This looks like the perfect v2 to me; same core functionality and immediacy of the original (from what I can tell), with the addition of considerable depth, features, improvements, etc.

Well done, and thanks, Intellijel; this looks like it'll be loads of fun to use!

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Post by Tomorrow Sounds Good » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:29 pm

Very reasonably priced ! 👍

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Post by Back Down the Path » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:35 pm

Going to be real difficult for me to not try this eventually. My Black Sequencer is sweating.

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by Ray Finkle » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:49 pm

intellijel wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:59 pm
MSRP: $69.00 USD
Niiice

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by Thoow » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:51 pm

Great!. But what about a black panel?

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Post by trickness » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:08 pm

Great job!!!!!

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Post by MossGarden » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:40 pm

Looks awesome! I already want two! Here’s hoping the i2c expansion will talk to tetrapad/tete ??

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Post by Dcramer » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:41 pm

🙀😻 looks like a sequence wiggler’s dream 😻

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Post by magicdust » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:54 pm

Thoow wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Great!. But what about a black panel?
I second that!

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Post by ima_jrk » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:16 pm

How awesome would it be if this also had a way to connect to Tet via the I2C expander on the back as well for some crazy new methods of working!

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Post by Multi Grooves » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:32 pm

urgh...I've had mine out of the case for so long, I almost forgot about it. Terrible time to sell now
...but Cynthia, my Daddy never had a heath kit..

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Post by cackland » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:50 pm

magicdust wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Thoow wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Great!. But what about a black panel?
I second that!
Don't think Intellijel promised anything on this front...

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by r_omega_ » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:19 pm

cackland wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:50 pm
magicdust wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:54 pm
Thoow wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Great!. But what about a black panel?
I second that!
Don't think Intellijel promised anything on this front...
They should try to win over more customers from the "black plate" crowd :lol: Personally, I'm all silver :mrgreen:

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by magicdust » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:45 pm

Yep. Torn between this or the m185. Any owners of metropolis think it’s too menu dicey or just right for immediacy?

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Re: Intelljel Metropolix

Post by bobbylandry » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:51 pm

magicdust wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:45 pm
Yep. Torn between this or the m185. Any owners of metropolis think it’s too menu dicey or just right for immediacy?
It's got an amount of menus I'm personally cool with as they're all "how to module behaves" stuff versus composing and performing stuff. I'm sure others feel different, though.

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