8 tracks, global and individual lenght, store and recall your patterns, song modes, shuffle, master and slave clock, x-y step activation and, first in the market: 4 CV input to change parameters and behaviours on the fly and much more!
If you need a step sequencer for your drum modules, triggering needs and many other things, this is the most potent sequencer out there. fullstop.
Please have a look at the manual. Have an idea of what it can do.
NEW FREE UPDATE FIRMWARE OCTOBER 2016: EXT CLOCK PLL AND EUCLIDEAN MODES (A brief introduction on the new functionalities follows. REMEMBER THAT UPGRADING DELETES THE MEMORY AND YOUR PATTERNS!!! BEFORE UPGRADING SAVE EVERYTHING (AS DESCRIBED ON THE DC1 MANUAL))
Download Here: DC1 FIRMWARE 2.4
MANUAL ADDENDUM for version 2.4:
ROLLS and SHUFFLE in external clock: we implemented a PLL’d 96ppqn internal clock source. Check it out!
Two different modes of generating euclidean rhythms on some of the DC1 tracks. The first is static and works on the first 4 tracks, the second is totally CV-able and works only on two tracks.
Quick Manual Update:
You can find a new menu voice “EUCL” that, when clicked present you with three choices: OFF, EC1 and EC2
If you choose EC1 you open a second level menu with the parameters to be configured for the 4 euclidean tracks. The Euclidean algo is defined by three parameters: n (active steps), m (length) and r (rotation of pattern). In the DC1 implementation the rotation (r) is set with the ‘len’ button as the track length. The other two parameters are configurable from the aforementioned menu: the n and r are multiplicated for all the four tracks and called: n0,r0,n1,r1,n2,r2,n3,r3. As with the other parameters on the DC1 the value gets confirmed when the right encoder is clicked. In this mode the CV inputs are freely assignable to the other 4 track’s functions.
If you choose EC2 there are no parameters to set inside the menu and the four CV inputs are automatically linked to the algorithm. The lenght is always set by the ‘len’ function of the DC1 and the CV-A and CV-C are the ‘n’ parameters (active steps) for track 1 and 2, where CV-B and CV-D respectively sets the rotations of the track 1 and 2.
Setting the EUCLIDEAN mode to OFF won’t delete the last pattern on the play screen.
Note1:no informations on the euclidean generator are saved with the pattern.
Note2: in EC2 mode you can assign other CV modes to the CV inputs loosing the standard euclidean parameter change.
Video: House Beat tutorial (by Joao Ceser)
Video: Modular Trap Step (by Joao Ceser)
VIdeo: Modular CV jam (by Joao Ceser)
Video: Presets (by Joao Ceser)