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Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - depaffect - 07-26-2021

Just a question for my fellow users!

Do you have another sequencer that you pair with Nerdseq? Perhaps for more "hands on" control? Maybe something that interacts with Nerdseq?

I have been using it with Make Noise Rene 2 which can be fun, but the lack of easy gate length control on the Rene 2 is a bit of a bummer. And to be honest, it seems faulty as of today which leads me to think a replacement is impending. Or perhaps Nerdseq is fine by itself and I don't need another sequencer. 

Curious to hear your experiences!


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - Liquidcolor - 07-26-2021

I thought that I might do this, with the Vector Sequencer which I had prior to the Nerd. After getting more and more familiar with the Nerd, the Vector ended up just collecting dust, so it was sold. But everyone has a different workflow, so I could totally see running a complimentary “hands on” sequencer alongside the Nerd.


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - geremy - 07-27-2021

Well I run several different sequencers, including the teletype and the metropolis, but I recently purchased a monome crow to go in the small case with the nerdseq and have developed a couple of nerdseq 'helper' scripts to stimulate the CV inputs and also interact with my ER301 over i2c w/ nerdseq providing the master clock.

I also have a TXi, which is in another case right now, but I think I am probably going to put into the case in between the crow and the nerdseq to provide 4 knobs for the nerdseq.


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - depaffect - 07-28-2021

Interesting!

This is ... well, basically day 2 without the Rene next to Nerdseq, and I feel some kind of relief actually - it's nice just focussing on ONE sequencer instead of feeling like I should be farming out certain sequencer tasks to the Rene which perhaps was causing more problems than it was solving.

The teletype interests me a LOT, just when Nerdseq wasn't nerdy enough Smile


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - Marizu - 07-28-2021

I usually use Metropolix and/or Generator+ for hands on generation of ideas.

From there, I record the step outputs from these sequencers into Nerdseq for easy arrangement and generating variations.
I occasionally pair Nerdseq with the Flux Temporal Modulation sequencer as it is specialised to do intricate, off the grid, rhythms.

I love the Nerd, and I've been loving my video adapter.


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - depaffect - 07-28-2021

Ah cool! How do you find recording them? Gates intact etc? I always find recording into the Nerdseq a bit on the tedious side (mainly with the record monitoring situation)


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - mvdirty - 07-29-2021

Aside from pattern generators like Stochastic, Tuesday, K4815, etc., quasi sequencers like Cryptograf, and repeating random modules like Permutation, the only other actual euro sequencer I have aside from NerdSEQ is Metropolix.

I appreciate having a mix of options from random through very explicit, though I absolutely understand depaffect’s point about finding relief in being able to focus on just one. It is all-too-easy to get spread too thin.


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - mgd - 07-29-2021

Here's my take:
I've got my NerdSEQ with 2xCV16, 1xTrigger16 and the 2hp MIDI which essentially removed all other Sequencers from my wish list. As of late I have come to return to a couple of simple 8-step sequencers (namely the ladik 18x series) for simple recurring patterns. I had tried to sell my TipTop Audio Z8000 but could not get a decent price and am about to resurrect it for chord progressions and arpeggios. And finally I'm seriously considering to add a second NerdSEQ though that probably needs some more consideration (read: I'm not yet at the point where a single NerdSEQ can't do all I currently need).


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - mvdirty - 07-29-2021

(07-29-2021, 04:12 PM)mgd Wrote: Here's my take:
I've got my NerdSEQ with 2xCV16, 1xTrigger16 and the 2hp MIDI which essentially removed all other Sequencers from my wish list. As of late I have come to return to a couple of simple 8-step sequencers (namely the ladik 18x series) for simple recurring patterns. I had tried to sell my TipTop Audio Z8000 but could not get a decent price and am about to resurrect it for chord progressions and arpeggios. And finally I'm seriously considering to add a second NerdSEQ though that probably needs some more consideration (read: I'm not yet at the point where a single NerdSEQ can't do all I currently need).

This definitely resonates with me. If I were to add any more sequencing, it would almost surely be a simple hands-on knobby sequencer for short loopy bits. At most a Moskwa II, though quite possibly something simpler still. Need to ring out the gear I have first, of course. Wink


RE: Do you pair your Nerdseq with another sequencer? - Marizu - 08-05-2021

(07-28-2021, 12:34 PM)depaffect Wrote: Ah cool! How do you find recording them? Gates intact etc? I always find recording into the Nerdseq a bit on the tedious side (mainly with the record monitoring situation)

Yeah, it can be a bit tedious, but I am really glad to be able to do it at all. Creating ideas that I like is the difficult part for me. If I have to work to arrange them, so be it. I'd rather do it this way than have to involve a laptop. Testing different arrangements with NerdSeq and being able to tweak at every stage makes for a fluid creation.

Quote:mvdirty

I appreciate having a mix of options from random through very explicit, though I absolutely understand depaffect’s point about finding relief in being able to focus on just one. It is all-too-easy to get spread too thin.

This is a great point. I used to pair Nerdseq with Metropolis, which I'd owned for about 6 years, so I could operate it with my eyes closed.
I sold Metropolis to get Metropolix, and although you can pretty much use it just like Metropolis, it is far more complex and it's taking a lot of time to understand the full implications of. I bought it secondhand. I'm kind if understanding why somebody might have sold it, now. I do really like it, though. It will be interesting to see whether it is still in my rack for the next 6 years.

Nerdseq is quite complex, but I do find it easy to use. I'm not using it to its full potential, though. I'm generally under utilising the CV16 expander.