2 Intellijel Metopolis' too much? Does anyone here use 2?

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2 Intellijel Metopolis' too much? Does anyone here use 2?

Post by anderson303 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:26 pm

I'm thinking about getting another one. Do you have 2? what do you use the 2nd for?

I'm thinking one for a VCO and the other for drums or CV modulations?

Or is that overkill and something I can do with ableton live patterns?

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Post by ElCampesino » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:58 pm

I know this guy makes good use of two metropolises in this patch:


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Post by edgek8d » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:50 pm

I wouldn't mind another at all, but right now its my only sequencer so I'd like to add something different first. Probably something very basic, no Rene' or anything like that. I think a fair amount of people have two and use them together. I have this feeling a Metro 2 is on the way. I read somewhere they were thinking of adding MIDI and who knows what else? Not the worst idea for Metro to work as a CV to MIDI interface.
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Post by djthopa » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:37 pm

Hi there, i use 2. I lke feeding the cv pitch out from one into the aux 1 or aux 2 of the other. A good combo also is to feed cvs from a pressure points with brains. :love:

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Post by stromcat » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:53 pm

Are you kidding?!

I wasn't even going to post this but you made me do it.

[video][/video]

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Post by anderson303 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:30 pm

stromcat wrote:Are you kidding?!

I wasn't even going to post this but you made me do it.

[video][/video]
Not kidding.

Sold!

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Post by intellijel » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:04 pm

I like to use two in the following way:

Metropolis 1:
-internal clock mode
-SyncL (sync pulse at end of sequence loop)
-Aux In (1 or 2) connected to PITCH out of Metropolis2
-Aux mode: PRE, POST or ROOT
*Choose a scale (not chromatic)

Metropolis 2:
-Ext CLock mode
-Sync Out from Metropolis 1 connected to CLK input
-Stages = 4 (or some lower number)


Now Metropolis 2 is slaved to Metropolis 1 and modulates it at a divide rate relative to Metropolis 1 but changes in time so that the Aux modulation will happen on the first beat of each sequence cycle.

Good way to get BoC style riffs.

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Post by intuitionnyc » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:14 pm

Would love to see a video of the above example. :hyper:

As mentioned above, there are great things you can do with two metropolises (or is the plural metropolis?).

I myself went with a Metropolis, a Rene and a Audio Damage Sequencer 1. I like that each sequencer has its own strengths.

Best of luck whichever route you take. I certainly don't think getting two Metropolis would be redundant. :hihi: :tu:

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Post by intellijel » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:18 pm

intuitionnyc wrote:Would love to see a video of the above example. :hyper:

As mentioned above, there are great things you can do with two metropolises (or is the plural metropolis?).

I myself went with a Metropolis, a Rene and a Audio Damage Sequencer 1. I like that each sequencer has its own strengths.

Best of luck whichever route you take. I certainly don't think getting two Metropolis would be redundant. :hihi: :tu:
I will definitely post a video. All three of those sequencers are totally different and great at different things. Metropolis was never intended to be a sequencer that does "everything". We really wanted it to be a fun riff generating machine that you could jam out on.

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Post by d.thomas » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:44 pm

stromcat wrote:Are you kidding?!

[video][/video]
:tu: FUN :tu:

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Post by d.thomas » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:50 pm

I was really tempted to get a second one, but I found sequencing my Metropolis with a Mutamix works really well. The Mutamix has a jumper on the back for 5v normalization. Just set the slides and send divided clocks to sequence the Mutamix. I have it programed so that I can use 4 channels for sequencing on output A and the remaining 2 channels for mixing / switching on output C.

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Post by rjungemann » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:48 pm

If I could afford it, I would in a heartbeat. Easily the best sequencer in Euro, in my opinion.

High and bass sequences going at once, or pass two separate clock signals for interesting polyrhythms. Would be an endless source of inspiration. You could probably easily do a set with a 6U modular and a skiff with two Metropolii (sp?).
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Post by anderson303 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:41 am

I love that the makers of many of these modules actively read and respond to this awesome list.

I'll try that out as soon as my 2nd shows up in the mail.

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Post by intuitionnyc » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:55 am

I may buy another Metropolis soon. I would then have two Metropolie. :razz:

I have a MN Rene and I'm just not gelling with it. I think it is FANTASTIC sequencer capable of MANY things, but I just don't have a connect with it like I do the Metropolis or the Audio Damage Seq 1. This is my second run at Rene too. I bought one when it first came out and sold it. I bought another a couple months ago thinking I needed to give it another shot and I still am not gaga over it.

We'll see. :hmm:

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Post by soul » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:20 am

I have two and I'm stoked to get home and try Danjel's connection technique.

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Post by anderson303 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:02 am

intuitionnyc wrote:I have a MN Rene and I'm just not gelling with it.
I bought the metropolis over Rene and others because it felt closest to actually playing notes myself.... just really fast and better. I don't want to lose that aspect of playing keys over random outcomes and good Metropolis sequences are still very dependent on composition.

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:19 pm

stromcat wrote:Are you kidding?!

I wasn't even going to post this but you made me do it.

[video][/video]
What the switch that is clicked on the side to make some repeats play faster ?

Haven't got into my Metro that much yet, but one thing I wanted was this, maybe it has that function, I haven't found it yet.

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Post by anderson303 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:40 pm

I'd like that to, speed up and slow don, in fact I started a post about it here:

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Post by Adminius » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:04 am

Personally, I much prefer having a bunch of different sequencers in my system, in order to have as much analogue sequencing variety as possible.

But, the Intellijel Metropolis is a superb sequencer, arguably one of the best in Eurorack format, so if you can afford it and have the rack space then go get yourself another one. You little devil, you!
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Post by Barlov » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:27 am

Not sure if I'd use a 2nd metropolis for duties that OP mentioned. I also like various sequencer options. IMO there's no one sequencer fits all and I'm not made of deadmau5 money.

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Post by evileye0702 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:16 am

Two would be great, 4 even better. It's probably why I'll buy Koma's sequencer when it comes out. It's not unusual for me to use multiple sequencers, both hardware and software when I'm working.

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Post by anderson303 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:55 am

evileye0702 wrote:Two would be great, 4 even better. It's probably why I'll buy Koma's sequencer when it comes out. It's not unusual for me to use multiple sequencers, both hardware and software when I'm working.
Yeah, I'd get the Koma if it were out and if it had something like the aux in? I use that in a lot of different ways. It frees up all your rack space too.

i lost my patience for watching the video has soon as I made sure it had step repetitions... I will say the on the fly creativity/live playability of the metrololis isn't compleatly there though.

I need it though.

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Post by moog man » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:54 pm

djthopa wrote:Hi there, i use 2. I lke feeding the cv pitch out from one into the aux 1 or aux 2 of the other. A good combo also is to feed cvs from a pressure points with brains. :love:
Does this allow you to change the root note of the metropolis receiving the aux? I assume it tracks v/oct well to transpose?

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Post by Gary Dad » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:05 am

the metropolis is based on this same circuit and i think this sounds great:


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Post by Dissonance13 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:18 pm

intellijel wrote: Now Metropolis 2 is slaved to Metropolis 1 and modulates it at a divide rate relative to Metropolis 1 but changes in time so that the Aux modulation will happen on the first beat of each sequence cycle.

Good way to get BoC style riffs.
Would also be interested in seeing a video of this in action.

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