Rene 2/ANY: Pendulum Sequencing Tips with Direction Input

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Rene 2/ANY: Pendulum Sequencing Tips with Direction Input

Post by luketeaford » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 pm

If your sequencer has a direction input, you can achieve pendulum programming pretty easily with a simple formula for clock division.

Suppose the number of steps in your sequence is N. A perfectly even pendulum is achieved with a clock division corresponding to 2N - 2. So a 4 step pendulum would require a clock division of 6.

If you want the sequence to advance one step with each pendulum iteration, which is a cool effect in its own right, use the formula 2N - 1. So an 8 step pendulum that advances one every iteration requires a clock division of 15.

Some bonus tips for Rene 2: you can also use the location CV to offset your sequence manually or with control voltage, and if you have a Tempi, you can generate very complicated sequences where you shuffle the clocks, lock into exact repeats, explore the entire set of possibilities, move around in snake modes or thru the Z-axis... it's a lot to explore. :tu:

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Post by luketeaford » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Here is a quick demo of the technique:

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Re: Rene 2/ANY: Pendulum Sequencing Tips with Direction Input

Post by atomboyd » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:37 pm

This is really great, thanks for sharing!

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Re: Rene 2/ANY: Pendulum Sequencing Tips with Direction Input

Post by cptnal » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:41 am

2N - 1 sounds cool. :tu:
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