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18/09/2019 6:03 pm  

I love the sound of Spectralis but the workflow for the tonal sequencer is very confusing at times for me. Like right now, all I want to do is step input a bass line over an 8 bar length and it's been a daymare trying to figure this out...I managed to input 3 notes and when i try to input more on the next bar there are already 2 steps lit up and when I turn them off- my 3 notes from the first bar get deleted? How does that make any sense?  On page 2 of the Sequence Function page I have resol set to 16th and the length set to 128 (8 bars). Seems simple enough, except when I turn the shuttle encoder- then nothing makes sense ... what are those 2 steps on bar 2  lit up for? And why do they delete my 3 notes from the first bar, when I turn them off? How does that make sense? The drum matrix sequencer is simple to program compared to this! I can program a killer beat with that, but trying to input a bassline is so frustrating right now... 💣 


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acemonvw
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19/09/2019 7:13 pm  

Bars don't move in sequencerlines like they do in the drum matrix. It sounds like you're moving ONE STEP over, believing that you are moving 16 steps at a time. You need to keep using the shuttle encoder until you get to 17-32. You should see what steps you're on in the upper right hand corner? I think - I can't remember as I'm not in my studio. When you 'shift' as you say, are you seeing the two lit steps show up one over from where they were in your original 16 steps? 

Yes - it would have been great if RT allowed the resolution to move like it does, but to also have 'shift+encoder' to move in 16 steps. Would've simplified my life, running through the steps 1 by 1 is an annoyance I've dealt with for years and have never understood its rationale. 

The pages are as follows (defined as steps):
1) 1-16
2) 17-32
3) 33-48
4) 49-64
5) 65-80
6) 81-96
7) 97-112
8) 113-128


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19/09/2019 8:08 pm  

@acemonvw

Thanks man, maybe I'm just an idiot lol. I know the Octatrack like the back of my hand, but Spectralis is still like a new machine sometimes when I veer into the unknown functions- and there seems to be many of 'em. I'm just stickin with drums and basslines-the other stuff will be when I feel adventurous. Thanks again for the clarification.

 

Take it easy:)


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acemonvw
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23/09/2019 9:51 pm  

Hopefully I was able to answer your question. I love my Spectralis. It is a shame that you can't navigate the sequencerlines the way you can the drum groove. I think Jörg had explained why in the old forum, but dismantled all that old rich knowledge we had, even if it was no longer relevant. Maybe he can re-explain the rationale for the single step transport for sequencerlines some day. It doesn't bother me that much, but it can be frustrating because I've never once needed to move setp by step, but I ALWAYS need to move in a bar of 16 steps. lol 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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25/09/2019 9:19 pm  
Posted by: @acemonvw

Hopefully I was able to answer your question. I love my Spectralis. It is a shame that you can't navigate the sequencerlines the way you can the drum groove. I think Jörg had explained why in the old forum, but dismantled all that old rich knowledge we had, even if it was no longer relevant. Maybe he can re-explain the rationale for the single step transport for sequencerlines some day. It doesn't bother me that much, but it can be frustrating because I've never once needed to move setp by step, but I ALWAYS need to move in a bar of 16 steps. lol 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No worries man, I'll dig deeper into the sequencer lines in due time. It's still a very useful tool and I'm doing big things with it- so I can't complain too much. And yes, you did answer my question. Thanks again ace:)


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