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Drum machine with remote pattern changes. Sequencers (HW)
Old 1 week ago
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Gear Head
 

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Drum machine with remote pattern changes.

Hi All.

I bought Roland TR8 which is perfect in every way except that I can't change patterns without reaching over and touching the bloody thing. I need something like the TR8 but it has to let me change the pattern with a program change or note on a specific channel or something, remotely. I have a sampler but I don't really want to go that route, I just want to do stuff with the genoQs octopus sequencer, a synth and a drum machine. Any tips, guys?

Thanks.
Old 1 week ago
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The new TR-8S can, and it's the closest thing to a TR-8.
Old 1 week ago
  #3
Gear Nut
If you do not want to buy a new drum machine you could sequence the TR8 using your octopus. Problem solved.
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by ToyBox View Post
The new TR-8S can, and it's the closest thing to a TR-8.

Looks interesting!
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by Sapro View Post
If you do not want to buy a new drum machine you could sequence the TR8 using your octopus. Problem solved.
Yes, do a bit of that but I just like working on the drum machine, the TR8 is just nice to use. I seem to remember that quite a bit of stuff like the scatter for instance is a real faff to program from the octopus. Can't quite recall at the moment, but I wasn't convinced at the time.
Old 1 week ago
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The new TR-8S can, and it's the closest thing to a TR-8.
Just out of interest, how do you know it will do this?
Old 1 week ago
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Old 1 week ago
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Thanks, I might have to get one immediately!
Old 1 week ago
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I have a TR-8S. Yes you can change both kits and patterns remotely using Program Change messages.
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