human fly wrote:well i don't know yet about 4 patterns - although it's supposed to be
able to do 64 steps per pattern - but you can do pitch just like that,
and i have found the Tap metronome, so i assume it will be similar;
a 64-step pattern is not the same as 4 chained patterns (which can be unchained)
also, a chain of 4 patterns could consist of patterns with mixed step mode (triplets and 4/4)
the "tap-write mode" on the bassbot doesn't work on chains of patterns, in fact, i think neither does pitch and time mode
and still no 'Tie' on Nonx0x!
how can you live with that? haha - maybe you could add another
physical button for a future implementation..
hm? the 303 has ties and therefore n0nx0x2 has ties too
to be fair i'm not sure how
useful legato/tie is, although i tend to go for fewer slides.
tie is a way to sustain a note for a longer time
say you want to program a 16-step pattern with just two long notes d#(U) and f#(D), 8-steps each
on the 303 sequencer, you'd go to pitch mode:press up+d#, then down+f#, exit
then go to time mode (G=gate, O=tie):
press: GOOO OOOO GOOO OOOO
now what if you had to program this into something that didn't have ties? like the x0xb0x stock firmware?
now, how many buttons had to be pressed?
TB-303: 22 buttons
x0x: 62 buttons
quite a difference
how about if you happen to want to change those two notes to a different pitch? on the 303 you'd just go to pitch mode, and change 2 notes.. on the x0x you'd have to change all 16 notes
to sum it up, the 303 sequencer is very good at manipulating long patterns with few notes
i think the bassbot does stuff the original couldn't: like midi out, and
the arpeggiator mode, which is great for redoing the pitches on the
fly; for a TB obsessive, you really should take a look at it.
the bassbot certainly does many things which the 303 doesn't do, it breaks a bunch of "rules"
there's nothing in the bassbot which i would want, really
pitch and time and tap, but how do you do a longer gate time?
the 303 doesn't do that
i've done variable gate length per step in my first 303 approximation synth, and it's pretty much boring
i have variable gate length per pattern in the final version, i don't actually use it (and i kinda hate it now)
i can also sequence the thing via MIDI notes, where i could have any twisted gate length and timing i would want, but i don't