Mutable Instruments Marbles


#47

Yeah I can see this being a future “sell these three modules and replace with a Marbles” downsizing type exercise.


#48

Is the trigger sequencer 3 channel? (Please say no, as I just bought a varigate4 for my percussion sequencing and marbles looks like it could replace that, plus a few other modules in my setup).


#49

In a sense it is a 3 channel gate sequencer; from reading the manual, t2 output is always the clock, and t1+t3 are defined by the algorithm and controls (bias etc).


#50

Yep, this is correct.


#51

It’s not a sequencer per say, like the varigate. It’s a random sequencer.

You won’t be able to program a specific sequence.


#52

I wrote scenes of that kind, so if you feel like isolating the functions and describe them clearly I could try to make something in the same vein (holidays are coming, I need things to work on :grin: ).


#53

Does it have lfo functionality?


#54

You can make it act like an LFO, or an audio rate VCO (which doesn’t track V/OCT). Use Deja Vu to make it repeat some values, adjust the pattern length, spread and bias for the overall shape/number of steps, and Steps to tweak the smoothness. I was able to get sines, triangles and squares out of it, and more complex shapes with length>2.


#55

Here I’m feeding Marbles a 6-step sequence, quantized (by Teletype in this case, though I could have had Marbles do it if I had set up the custom scale in it). Deja Vu is enabled for both sides, set to 5 steps and about 11 o’clock.

A drum pattern is selected in the “t” section, and Jitter is set to about 12 o’clock to “humanize” the rhythm a bit.

t2 advances the sequencer, t1 and x1 feed Plaits, t3 and x3 feed Rings; both are in FM mode.


#56

I really appreciate this stripped down example. Rad. It’s easy to imagine how to build this up!


#57

#59

Thanks for sharing! There’s been a dry spell as far as slow tempo Marbles examples are concerned.

Come on Perfect Circuit… send me that shipping notice! :star_struck:


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#61

The dice :heart:

Can’t wait to get home!


#63

Plaits in inharmonic string mode, Cold Mac noise thru LxD, W/ is delay. Marbles is the only sequencer, tweaks made through the recording.


#65

Had my first proper play with Marbles tonight. Took 1/2 an hour or so to get my head around it, but I’m loving it now.

I can see me also using this as my main clock source (the jitter control adds a nice humanised element).

Here’s what I came up with after a couple hours:

Marbles is sequencing a Mangrove and Erica Pico Voice. The main melody is a random sequence from the Korg SQ1.

Looking forward to feeding it an existing sequence/cv next and seeing what it can do next!


#66

Really enjoyed that! Thanks or sharing.


#67

feed Marbles from the SQ1 see what happens to that sequence


#68

wow, really beautiful! after hearing harbour earlier today and now this, I’m in bliss


#69

fantastic! This make me want to grab one!