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Making melodies with Nerdseq - phantommovement - 05-08-2019

Hi guys

My first post here. I'm super new to modular and have the Nerdseq, I wonder how you make melodic sequences and create variations out of them? I know there's the random value function but I'm looking for ways to generate melodies and variations that stay in a particular musical scale or mode, e.g. locrian and diminished scale, as well as specific octave ranges. After that I can record the cv back into the nerdseq and save the patterns. I'm thinking to get an Intellijei Shifty for this purpose. Would this be a good idea? 

Any advice will be much appreciated! Cheers


RE: Making melodies with Nerdseq - ehr - 05-08-2019

one fun thing to generate random melodies that I like to do within Nerdseq is to populate the first x number of steps in a pattern with the notes that I want my melody to stay in (scale or mode octave range etc). Then select all the notes and use the nerd random row function to spread them out across the whole pattern. Repeat select, nerd random row to get a different random pattern.


RE: Making melodies with Nerdseq - phantommovement - 05-14-2019

(05-08-2019, 03:06 PM)ehr Wrote: one fun thing to generate random melodies that I like to do within Nerdseq is to populate the first x number of steps in a pattern with the notes that I want my melody to stay in (scale or mode octave range etc).  Then select all the notes and use the nerd random row function to spread them out across the whole pattern.   Repeat select, nerd random row to get a different random pattern.

Thanks man, great tip! I like the fact that the break position gets randomised too. Makes for some cool syncopation!