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Sequencer drift in a Multigrid.

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Having so much fun in the multigrid. I am using a few stepsequencers, but they appear to be driffting out under certain conditions. Do we think I need to provide some form of event in the gate field to reset? I was experimenting, but was strugling to trigger, but remain on for a number of steps? I think possibly the sustain message? Any hints to keep my groove flowing are greatfully received.


asked Nov 17, 2016 in Using Kyma by charlienorton (Adept) (2,650 points)
Charlie, have you added !BPM to the list of shared EventValues for each of the tracks that has a StepSequencer?
I have now done this, that has certainly helped. I still have a desire to reset the gate after a certain amount of beats. This will help reset any long poly-rhythmic sequencer setups.  I can generate a trigger, but I don't understand how to sustain until the moment before the re-trigger. If that makes any sense.  Thanks so much for your help, really breaking a few more conceptual barriers. I have a simple techno piece constructed in a multigrid. I have programmed all the rhythms within the sounds so far, and stayed out of my syntax comfort zone. Hence all the pestering. :D

1 Answer

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To re-gate every so often (and maintain the maximum duty cycle so you sustain the sequencing between retriggers), you can use an "anti-trigger".  For example, in the Gate field of the StepSequencer, you could use:

((1 bpm: !BPM_1 dutyCycle: 0.1) triggerEvery: 32) ge: 0

This will hold the Gate high except for a 5 ms interval of retriggering that occurs once every 32 beats (or however many beats you decide to set between triggers).

answered Nov 18, 2016 by ssc (Savant) (125,720 points)