Shifted Sequences II

Revisiting a patch I posted last July . . .

Start with a singe sequence and a steady clock. Using an addressable sequencer, create multiple streams of control voltages with each stream being the same sequence starting at a different position. In the single sequence, groupings of high- and low-pitched notes may create the perception of two or more rhythmic and/or melodic patterns. As the shifted sequences are played against each other, new rhythmic and melodic patterns emerge, creating an ever-changing polyrhythmic polyphony.

There are two types of sound in this sketch. There is a meandering group of legato sequences which provide a backdrop for a group of percussive sequences, which are enhanced, at times, with octave displacement and echo. Each voice within a group is gated at random with envelopes that vary in shape and duration.

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