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Kilpatrick Carbon Sequencer

Post by rohelineoun » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:55 am

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Just saw this on Matrixsynth. Anybody know anything about this? Looks like the Squarp Pyramid has some competition.

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Post by rohelineoun » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:01 am

:doh: Should have checked there rather than just searching this site. Thanks. So is this just a stand-alone and expanded K4815? Considering the built in CV/Gate capability and comparable price and spec, I think all my excitement for the pyramid has found a new home.

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Post by Citisyn » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:04 am

This thing looks amazing! I can totally see this becoming the center of my musical world.

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Post by adnauseam » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:32 am

Looks like they've got a neat idea up their sleeve

The pattern remix feture reminds me alot of the kilpatrick pattern generator for eurorack systems.
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Post by Zymos » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:59 am

Can you play Tetris on it?

Wow, that looks damn cool, and reasonably priced too...

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:00 pm

What is the price on this?
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Post by neuroportal » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:26 pm

Says: $699 USD Retail Price

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Post by mha » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:40 pm

Wow, looks great.

I wonder if you can somehow show the note/CV value of each step in the display?

Never quite made friends with the Beatstep Pro because I couldn't get a visual overview of each pattern without checking each pot individually.
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Post by RustyO » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:42 pm

Very interesting indeed.

I'm quite a fan of the K4815, was actually getting round to buiding a mini case to hold just the K4815 and KMIDI combo as a mini-modular that could be shifted around easily.

Going to have a think about things, but looks like I might abandon that idea and just grab one of these instead.
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Post by GovernorSilver » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:05 pm

Does it have swing?

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Post by chvad » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:29 am

I think the 4 cv and gate outs are real cool but I'm completely thrown by the lack of banana on this. the idea of having two Kilpatrick products and needing an adaptor for them to communicate via analogue just seems.... off? am I missing something obvious for the analog connectivity?

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Post by tIB » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:44 am

Wonder if inter-track modulation is avaliable in this thingy?

Agree on the banana comment too, shame.

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Post by myecholalia » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:51 am

Format jumblers are really cheap and can be had as a little external box as well.
Much larger directly addressable market to have this euro compatible by default.

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Post by NoSix » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:27 am

If you focus just on compatibility with the Phenol it (kind of) makes sense to pair it up with midi instead of CV, as the Phenol already has the midi banana outs built-in going unused otherwise.

As a sequencer itself, on paper it looks amazing. Poly mode, 64 steps, song mode, even a reset CV output that is usually missed on so many other CV sequencers.

Goodby Cirklon, hello Carbon!

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Post by tIB » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:45 am

Goodbye cirklon, hello carbon seems a bit rash- the cirklon has become exactly what I wanted it to be- ie something that I couldn't get rid of due to all the aux functionality.

That said I love sequencers and currently have a tetramaps for when I don't fancy the cirklon way, and I could see the same with this if there is some internal modulation routing going on. It looks an interesting way of live performing, in a similar way to the Tetramaps is I suppose.

Nice to see a different approach to things, I just hope it has some internal modulation to add to the complexity- having all that performance control over internal routings/modulation would he incredible.

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Post by chvad » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:47 am

"If you focus just on compatibility with the Phenol it (kind of) makes sense to pair it up with midi instead of CV, as the Phenol already has the midi banana outs built-in going unused otherwise. "
I'd thought of that but ultimately that's pretty limiting really. It's nice ot have but with all the horsepower under the hood it'd have been nice if it was at least consistent with his entire product line of modules and the Phenol.

"Format jumblers are really cheap and can be had as a little external box as well.
Much larger directly addressable market to have this euro compatible by default.
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It's larger but I think jumbler box are a pain so is having a second set of cables. again... the majority of his stuff is banana. not just the phenol. his entire modular system. i got into banana specifically because of kilpatrick . so him deviating from that for this product is just a bummer.

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Post by drowld » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:15 pm

Not really sure this is replacing a cirklon
but it does look really nice.
waiting for more demos

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Post by NoSix » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:25 pm

tIB wrote:Goodbye cirklon, hello carbon seems a bit rash
This was meant as a personal statement (to my particular requirements), of course the Cirklon has it's well earned place in the leaderboard.
chvad wrote:the majority of his stuff is banana. not just the phenol. his entire modular system. i got into banana specifically because of kilpatrick . so him deviating from that for this product is just a bummer.
Not disputing the fact, just playing devil advocate on possible reasoning on design dessicion. More likely than not it was due to what myecholalia mentioned previously about there being a larger market for 3.5mm.

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Post by MrVinegar » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:03 am

I really feel like I need to invest in a sequencer that will sit at the centre of my set-up. I think I am echoing the same sentiment as many others when I say that I haven't been able to take the plunge and commit to something yet because of all of the great options that are coming out. This looks exciting though.

I suppose this is a good problem to have...

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Post by rgcmusic » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:59 pm

I want, I want I want. This thing looks so great. I just watched the video thinking it was midi only but the looked at the website, CV and midi and USB. I can break out my old oxygen8 and use it for this.

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Post by smilinggoat » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:14 pm

Pretty crappy sounding demo track, imo.

Not too subtle on the Elektron-lifted visual styling and industrial design. But that screen with visual-style sequencing looks pretty nifty.

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Post by NoSix » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:54 am

NoSix wrote:
chvad wrote:the majority of his stuff is banana. not just the phenol. his entire modular system. i got into banana specifically because of kilpatrick . so him deviating from that for this product is just a bummer.
Not disputing the fact, just playing devil advocate on possible reasoning on design dessicion. More likely than not it was due to what myecholalia mentioned previously about there being a larger market for 3.5mm.
Thaknar wrote:Don't know how many of you are in the Facebook Phenol Group, but here is a statement Qp Tharmviboonsri (who works at Kilpatrick Audio) made about Carbon:
Dear PHENOLists, we hear you asking why CARBON uses minijacks instead of bananas for the CV/gate/clock outputs. It's because CARBON is designed to be used with a wide range of analog instruments. Also, PHENOL has an excellent MIDI to CV converter. The easiest way to make CARBON and PHENOL play nicely together will be through a standard MIDI cable.
We are also launching a banana to minijack cable kit next week which can be used to connect PHENOL with minijack-based gear. No matter what your setup, we have you covered.
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Post by numan7 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:22 pm

smilinggoat wrote:Not too subtle on the Elektron-lifted visual styling and industrial design. But that screen with visual-style sequencing looks pretty nifty.

:hihi: i actually thought it was an elektron box at first glance. i agree it does look nifty.


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Post by natallica » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:31 am

Campaign now live. Not via Kickstarter like Phenol, but here:

http://store.kilpatrickaudio.com/carbon

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