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DIY Sequencers?
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skiddlydatdoot
What's the most advanced DIY sequencer? Has anyone tried to build one with something like a Raspberry Pi?
secrethero303
It isn’t out yet but I think this will be one of the more capable DIY sequencers when it comes out. https://m.facebook.com/performerseq/
skiddlydatdoot
secrethero303 wrote:
It isn’t out yet but I think this will be one of the more capable DIY sequencers when it comes out. https://m.facebook.com/performerseq/


Looks like exactly what I wanted; a DIY Eloquencer. Thank you!
latigid on
https://www.midiphy.com/en/mbseq-v4-/
flts
My vote goes for Midibox Seq V4 as well. Pretty amazing feature set, various versions have been in development for 15 years now (v4 for 10 years) so it's getting pretty mature now. The Midiphy V4+ version is looking awesome.

Of course, you didn't specify if you meant Eurorack sequencers or DIY sequencers in general, that one is a standalone device.
aabbcc
flts wrote:
My vote goes for Midibox Seq V4 as well. Pretty amazing feature set, various versions have been in development for 15 years now (v4 for 10 years) so it's getting pretty mature now. The Midiphy V4+ version is looking awesome.

Of course, you didn't specify if you meant Eurorack sequencers or DIY sequencers in general, that one is a standalone device.


That indeed looks very awesome, tempted to get a kit. Now if it onyl had CV/GATE outputs that would have been amazeballs.
flts
aabbcc wrote:
That indeed looks very awesome, tempted to get a kit. Now if it onyl had CV/GATE outputs that would have been amazeballs.


It has the line driver module and port integrated, which I take to mean (latigid on can correct me on this) that one can pretty easily build a separate module / box with one or more of the Midibox analog (AOUT series) and gate/trig output (DOUT) PCBs, and connect that to the main sequencer via a DB25 breakout cable.

TL;DR: it looks like at least the hardware is ready for the CV/gate outputs, you just have to build them separately to another case.
aabbcc
flts wrote:
aabbcc wrote:
That indeed looks very awesome, tempted to get a kit. Now if it onyl had CV/GATE outputs that would have been amazeballs.


It has the line driver module and port integrated, which I take to mean (latigid on can correct me on this) that one can pretty easily build a separate module / box with one or more of the Midibox analog (AOUT series) and gate/trig output (DOUT) PCBs, and connect that to the main sequencer via a DB25 breakout cable.

TL;DR: it looks like at least the hardware is ready for the CV/gate outputs, you just have to build them separately to another case.


THanks! Yea I checked the midibox forums and you are correct about that!

All though a rough estimate fir the kit, components and case was 700eur on the midibox forums, and that's without the cv gate, might as well get a Social Entropy Engine for that amount :(
flts
Yeah - it's sort of premium quality components all the way. The standard V4 that is already available as parts here & there (no complete one size fits all kit) will most probably be a lot cheaper to build but you need to figure out some things yourself, including the case (panels are available).
Jaytee
aabbcc wrote:


THanks! Yea I checked the midibox forums and you are correct about that!

All though a rough estimate fir the kit, components and case was 700eur on the midibox forums, and that's without the cv gate, might as well get a Social Entropy Engine for that amount :(


Social Entropy Engine isn’t a DIY project though?

Keep digging on the MIDIbox Seq. The MIDIphy version isn’t the only one, and because of MIDIbox’s modular nature (not modular in the specific synthesizer sense, but in a more general sense), you can build a MIDIbox Seq to almost any price point or specification you like. The MIDIphy kit is just the most recent example, and is designed for beginner-friendliness and a slick finished product, rather than cost.
skiddlydatdoot
latigid on wrote:
https://www.midiphy.com/en/mbseq-v4-/


This is really nice, if the Performer Sequencer didn't exist I'd probably consider this with some sort of midi to cv solution. Thanks for sharing.
ersatzplanet
What sort of sequencer are you looking for? If a simple step sequencer but effective and at a small cost works, then check out the Division6 Dual Mini sequencer. Two 16 step sequencers with a CV and accent out in one small panel and only $35 for the PCB, Front panel and Preprogrammed ICs, $90 for the full kit of parts. All through hole.
https://division-6.com/products/dual-mini-sequencer/

cnicht
Any more news on the Performer Sequencer?
mongrol
That Performer looks the dug's nuts. DIY too! Looking forward to taht one.
djs
Someone on reddit was talking about a sequencer that they were working on that was basically the sequencer of a x0xb0x that outputted midi. I'm looking for a DIY 16 step sequencer like that- with note and step entry.

To be honest, the division 6 sequencer looks like the closest thing, but it's cv/gate, not midi.

The other option is something midibox related, but I don't want to have to menu dive to just enter notes.
Jaytee
That was me on Reddit. I have a thread going in this forum about the project as well, started with me asking if any DIY acid/303 sequencers existed. Here’s the link. The answer is pretty much no, except for the x0xb0x (which has a lot of extra circuitry) and the MIDIbox Seq (which has a lot of extra functionality).

I’m still working on that project. It’s my main DIY project atm, but it’s moving a little slow as other stuff in my life is keeping me busy. I have all the parts necessary for the build, and the x0xb0x board is mostly populated, so it’s just the new I/O board and the enclosure that needs to be worked up. Not insignificant, but not huge either.

If you wanna chat more about the sequencer, probably best to move over to that other thread. I don’t want to derail this one, since my sequencer project doesn’t really meet the OP’s criteria.

djs wrote:
Someone on reddit was talking about a sequencer that they were working on that was basically the sequencer of a x0xb0x that outputted midi. I'm looking for a DIY 16 step sequencer like that- with note and step entry.

To be honest, the division 6 sequencer looks like the closest thing, but it's cv/gate, not midi.

The other option is something midibox related, but I don't want to have to menu dive to just enter notes.
adnauseam
secrethero303 wrote:
It isn’t out yet but I think this will be one of the more capable DIY sequencers when it comes out. https://m.facebook.com/performerseq/


A performance sequencer with one knob?

Haven't seen any demos one knob makes me wanna run in the other direction.
Sandrine
Wow, that's a neat little sequencer! Interestingly it uses a PIC16F1783 which is OK fine by me smile I know PIC so could add any features I'd like i.e. MIDI output
mongrol
Sandrine wrote:
Wow, that's a neat little sequencer! Interestingly it uses a PIC16F1783 which is OK fine by me smile I know PIC so could add any features I'd like i.e. MIDI output


STM32 isn't it?
brucebrown
It could be their strategy
cnicht
More development:

https://westlicht.github.io/performer/
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