In the A panels, each sequencer channel has its own matrix panel. The matrix provides pitch (P), Velocity (Vel) and Duration (Dur) modulation from other sequencers, as well as triggers (TRG) if the sequencer channel trigger TYPE is MATRIX (see the Trigger help for information on trigger TYPE).

The following picture shows the matrix for sequencer channel 1; the first row is empty, because the sequencer channel modulates itself via the bar sequencer, not the modulation matrix. In this example, channels 2, 3, 5, and 7 are triggers for sequencer 1. Of the trigger channels, only channel 3 modulates channel 1's pitch; channel 6 also modulates channel 1's pitch, but does not trigger it.

Modulation Source Panel
Modulation Source Panel

MATRIX ON

Enables the modulation matrix. If the matrix is off, then the trigger section receives no triggers from the matrix. When the modulation matrix is turned off, all the panel controls except the ON button are hidden from view.

PIN MATRIX

The four columns in each channel select which other channels modulate the current channel. The row for the current channel in each sequencer is therefore not visible.

Trg (TRIGGER) Column

Enables triggers and gates from other sequencer channels. This column is visible only when the trigger type is MATRIX.

When triggers arrive from any other channel, the Trg cell for that channel briefly lights up with a green highlight ring. This also indicates that pitch, velocity, and duration modulations are available from that channel.

P (PITCH) Column

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is not also a trigger channel, then pitch from the source channel is sampled on each pattern step and added to the current channel's pitch on each pattern step.

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is also a trigger channel, then the pitch modulation applies to all notes created by that trigger.

The pitch modulation includes settings from the source channel's pitch pattern tables, and also the bar sequencers (if enabled).

Vel (Velocity) Column

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is not also a trigger channel, then velocity from the source channel is sampled on each pattern step and combined with the current channel's velocity.

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is also a trigger channel, then the velocity modulation applies to all triggered notes from that channel.

The velocity modulation includes settings from the velocity pattern tables, and also the bar sequencers (if enabled). If the resulting velocity is zero, the pattern still advances but no note is output.

D (Duration) Column

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is not also a trigger channel, then duration from the source channel is sampled on each pattern step and combined with the current channel's duration.

When enabled for a sequencer channel which is also a trigger channel, then the duration modulation applies to all notes created by the trigger from that channel.

The duration modulation includes settings from the DURATION list, T, D, and also, modifications of the duration from the source channel's duration patterns and bar sequencers (if enabled).

CLEAR

This momentary switch clears all pins in the modulation matrix for the current channel.

Version Notes

New in v099 is the ability to change how duraiton and velocity modulations are combined. Two controls in the pattern panel allow selection of whether the modulations are additive, subtractive, or multiplied with the pattern values.

Chord Panels

Each sequencer channel has its own chord panel. Upon any note from the pattern sequencer, each pattern can play a 3-note chord, the output of which may be pitch mapped.

Chords Panel
Chords Panel

Chords and Pitch Mapping

Pitch mapping affects notes from the chord generator too, in different ways depending on the setting of PRE.

If pitch-map PRE is off (the default setting), all pitch transpositions are applied before they reach the chord generator, then pitch is remapped to the pitchmap key. So, the chord generator can never generate off-key notes.

If pitchmap PRE is on, the pitch remapping occurs before notes are sent to the modulation matrix and chord generator. As a result, a chord transposition of five semitones is always five semitones, regardless whether the resulting pitch is in key.

CHORDS ON

Enables the chord generator. When the chords are turned off, all the panel controls except the ON button are hidden from view.

P1, P2

Sets the pitch offset for the two additional chord notes. The transposition is added to the summed transposition from the pattern sequencer, bar sequencer, P.SHIFT, and any pitch modulations from MIDI or the modulation matrix.

The original note is pitch mapped according to the local settings. The chord offset is applied to that, then remapped according to global pitch map settings. For finer control, clone the channel and set pitch mappings locally.

V1, V2

Sets velocity for the two chord notes. The gain is multiplied by the gain from the pattern sequencer, bar sequencer, CH.GAIN, and any velocity modulations from MIDI or the modulation matrix. If the velocity is zero, there is no note output. If you only want one additional note, set the velocity to zero for the other note.