Hy guys…is it possible to make Random Sequences in the Tete?
Not technically sequences, but in voltages mode there’s a few ways to select banks via CV. For example if you set the TRIG input to Bank Rand it will select a random bank whenever it receives a trigger. You could also send a random S&H and assign the XYZ inputs to Bank X/Y.
In addition to Scott’s suggestion (which is almost like the Cartesian mode in Rene2), the other thing I love to do in Voltages mode:
- Assign CV X to Offset (Pad). This will sample the CV at X every time the pad changes.
- I use my Noise tools 1U (Thanks @ScottMFR and team for fixing this), to generate random CV voltages using S+H, and put that into the X CV. Attenuate to adjust how far the pitch will deviate from the setting on the pad with the random voltage.
- If you have your sequence set to quantize, ie. Mixolydian) any of the pitch offset from the X CV will still be in the same mode/scale/key.
- Put a VCA or Planar2 between Noise Tools (or a random source) and CV X on Tete, and now you can modulate the amount of variation in your sequence created with the random voltage at CV X.
This patch - with Tete, Tetrapad, Noise Tools 1U and Planar2 - make for a very dynamic performance that can go from repetitive Metropolis-style 8- or 16- note loops to all-out generative passages and back- and all in key.
I had this all patched, so I figured why not record a demo of this in action.
You can see I have the random voltage going through Planar2 B channel (a VCA), into the X CV.
To describe the soundclip:
The first 16 bars or so is an 8 note sequence on Tete in Voltages mode - being performed on Dixie2+/Rubicon2/Bifold, with Quadra envelopes.
Then at 0:08 I move the joystick towards B to allow the pitch to start deviating.
Going back and forth you can smoothly go from the familiar sequence to what comes out like a solo phrasing, then back to the familiar…
at 0:15, I start patching other Tetrapad outputs to sequence variations in Rubicon TZFM, Warp amount and modulate Bifold folding.
at 0:41, I mix is some echo and reverb for atmosphere, and jam away. At 1:15, I start playing around with octave switch on Rubicon2.
Enjoy! And go patch this for yourself!
Would it be possible to implement a one button random sequence function in the near future? That would be awesome!
Maybe? That would be a @slowwild question.
Tete would need some way to know how long of a random sequence to generate if you were to be able to generate a random melody with one button. I’m not sure this is necessary because it’s pretty easy to manually enter a few random notes by tapping pads, although that does take longer than a single random sequence generator would. I can see having a Randomize Sequence TRIG option being fun though. Meaning it would take the length of any existing sequence and randomize it.
That’s a fun jam @studioutopia! I’ll have to give that a try. Sounds like a great way to perform the level of randomization in a sequence.
That would be so cool!
I can add it to the wish list, wouldn’t be able to comment if we would add it or when. But we’ll stick it on there.
You are fantastic!