Layer three synth/sampler Tracks together. A Track is both the sound engine (eight synths/samplers) and 14 possible stored sequences. Possibilities!
What is this patch?
This patch has three 'Tracks.' A Track is both the sound engine (eight synths/samplers) and 14 possible stored sequences. Tracks may be played individually or all at once.
For each Track A, B, C, select a synth/sampler to play (Knob1). Dial up a track's synth/sampler settings(Knob2-4). Record to one of the Track's sequence 'slots' using the Aux Menu (more on this below). Repeat for the other two tracks. Create variation by:
Control the volume of each Track via the Mix page. There is a fun LFO mix control which automatically fades Tracks in/out at the LFO rate.
The BPM page has a tempo control and metronome control. Dial up a specific BPM so the sequencer can quantize sequence length to the nearest quarter note. Alternatively, if you send the Organelle MIDI clock or join a Link session, sequence playback speed will be synced to that external tempo.
How Do I Use this Patch?
The Aux Button controls a new ‘Aux Menu’. When you press Aux for 0.2 seconds, a new menu is displayed on OLED Screen for as long as you hold Aux. The available Aux Menu Commands depends on which 'page' you are currently viewing (AKA 'On'). The Right Column never changes.
To select a Menu command/Page, use the Top Row of Organelle keys. There are 10 possible commands selected by the 10 keys. The low C# key selects Top Left command. The High A# key selects the Bottom Right command. The Command Grid is to be read from top left to bottom, then top right to bottom.
If Track A/B/C Page is 'On' the following Aux commands are available:
The Bottom Row of keys selects one of 14 Sequence ‘slots’ to record to. Changing sequence slot will change the number that precedes the command in the left column.
If Mix/BPM Page is 'On' the following Aux commands are available:
The PlayAll and StopAll commands are not the same as turning on/off all sequencers in Tracks A+B+C individually. The last OLED screen line may say ‘Stopped All’ even though one or more sequencers is playing.
The Bottom Row of keys will not control anything.
There is a Transpose control for each Track. It is located at the end of the list of synths/samplers (Knob1 all the way right). The keyboard is muted when this control is selected. Take care not to have ‘hung’ MIDI notes if you enter Transpose control with sequence playing, etc.
For those users who become comfortable with the Aux menu: If you press both Aux and Menu command/Sequence Slot key before the menu is displayed, your choice/command will be accepted.
MIDI: ‘Live’ keypresses (MIDI notes) are sent out on the MIDI Out Channel configured in System/Settings/MIDI Setup menu. Sequences send MIDI notes out on different channels. Track A sequenced notes are sent on Ch. 1. Track B sequences are sent on Ch. 2. Track C sequences are sent on Ch. 3. You can modify these channels by editing the [pd Sequencers] file in main.pd. There are comments showing which objects to modify.
Some fun ideas: