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Sequencer for 4 Oberheim SEMS?
Old 2nd November 2019
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Sequencer for 4 Oberheim SEMS?

I have 4 Oberheim SEMS (circa 2010). What is a good sequencer to use with these that is similar to the vintage Oberheim Mini-Sequencer that was in their 4-voice? It doesn't have to be in Eurorack format.

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Old 4th November 2019
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What about an Oberkorn?
Old 5th November 2019
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Thanks, looks good, but a little on the large side. May be discontinued?
Old 5th November 2019
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Thanks, looks good, but a little on the large side. May be discontinued?
Just checked and they're still being made, though a lot more expensive than they were when they first rolled out over a decade ago. Secondhand prices aren't too bad, and ASol gear is built like tanks. Plus the MIDI spec is adventurous if you want to get into creative sequencing. I think it's well worth it.
Old 5th November 2019
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The sequencer is not so problematic. You can use anything really. Malekko Varigate and Voltage Block are probably the best combination, but also a little on the expensive side. I have Zaquencer, kinda cheap, but works well.

The problematic part to achieve the original 4 voice is the round robin. I recommend the Vermona qMI 2 interface - its what Vermona has in their perfourmer.. its perfect for the purpose.

A matrix mixer is another thing you may want to add to your "4-voice". The Oberheims lack attenuation.

Another useful module i would consider in your place is a precision adder. Its gonna help you tuning all 4 SEMs or detuning 4 2nd osc in one go.
Old 6th November 2019
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The sequencer is not so problematic. You can use anything really. Malekko Varigate and Voltage Block are probably the best combination, but also a little on the expensive side. I have Zaquencer, kinda cheap, but works well.

The problematic part to achieve the original 4 voice is the round robin. I recommend the Vermona qMI 2 interface - its what Vermona has in their perfourmer.. its perfect for the purpose.

A matrix mixer is another thing you may want to add to your "4-voice". The Oberheims lack attenuation.

Another useful module i would consider in your place is a precision adder. Its gonna help you tuning all 4 SEMs or detuning 4 2nd osc in one go.
I'm looking hard at the Varigate+VoltageBlock combo for my percussion/groovebox case.

It's a powerful combo.
Old 6th November 2019
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Originally Posted by Coorec View Post
The sequencer is not so problematic. You can use anything really. Malekko Varigate and Voltage Block are probably the best combination, but also a little on the expensive side. I have Zaquencer, kinda cheap, but works well.

The problematic part to achieve the original 4 voice is the round robin. I recommend the Vermona qMI 2 interface - its what Vermona has in their perfourmer.. its perfect for the purpose.

A matrix mixer is another thing you may want to add to your "4-voice". The Oberheims lack attenuation.

Another useful module i would consider in your place is a precision adder. Its gonna help you tuning all 4 SEMs or detuning 4 2nd osc in one go.
Great info, thanks!
Old 7th November 2019
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The Lunar looks great...thx.
Old 5th December 2019
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Big, but worth it - Koma Komplex.
4 separate sequencers, can be under a common clock (or not), does cv and MIDI.
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