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Subject: RE: DoMOAS live performance features

From: "Dave Bradley" <daveb@...
Date: 1999-09-09

> > > - Rest switches -
> > > Switches (buttons) above or below each knob that designate a
> > > rest. Put LEDs
> > > in them to show that a step is active. Make these double as the
> > > aforementioned pattern-length buttons, and you can put ∗two∗ LEDs in
> > > each--one two show "on" and one to show "last step."
> > >
> >
> > This is a great idea. Seems trickier to implement in CV/Gate land than
> > MIDI land. If you just hook a seq. output to a VCO's pitch, then a rest
> > not possible. You'd need something that provides a gate or
> > trigger for every
> > stage that is NOT a rest, and gate the VCO with a VCA.

> But couldn't you just have it available when that particular row of knobs
> set as "gate" knobs? I.e., when the switch is in, that gate stays

Seems like if you are using a whole row of pots up for gates, as in your
trigger sequencer scenario, then a rest is just a pot turned all the way
down, in that when that row is selected by the clock, its output will be
zero, in other words no gate. You don't need any additional buttons or leds.

I was talking about a way to avoid burning a whole row for gates - keep one
extra piece of information per stage and route that to a clock output or

I've run my mouth enough for the day, sayonara until tomorrow!

Dave Bradley
Principal Software Engineer
Engineering Animation, Inc.