Modular Diary – 069

Thinking about different types of sequencers and how they affect the music one makes with them: The difference between the slow precision of the Orthogonal devices ER-101 that I was looking at a few days ago and the playfulness of the Klee, for example.

I got to looking up a little about the Klee Sequencer after Rob Hordijk mentioned it in the wonderful modular tutorial that he gave in Leeds recently. That video covers much of the same ground dealt with in the Basic Electricity presentation given in Berlin in 2015, shedding light on many of the same topics from slightly different angles.

The interesting thing is that Hordijk actually favours simple sequences, preferring to work a little magic through various kinds of modulation, particularly the use of envelopes. Compare for example the section beginning around 13 minutes in the Leeds video, to the section beginning around 7 minutes in part 2 of the Berlin video.