ZEIT Desktop Step Sequencer

Basic features

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Eight concurrent sequences

Three channels per sequence:

  • Pitch
  • Controller One
  • Controller Two

Each channel features independant:

  • Master On/Off switch
  • Start Step
  • End Step
  • Active Steps pattern
  • Skipped Steps pattern
  • Direction
  • Modulation Depth

Sequences

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16 steps per sequence with control over:

  • Note Pitch
  • Note Velocity
  • Gate Length
  • Active/Mute
  • Skipped/Normal

Each sequence features:

  • LFO
  • Sweep Generator
  • Clock Source (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, Normal, 2x, 4x, 8x)
  • Master on/off enable
  • Effects Send
  • Force-to-Scale send
  • Real-time transpose from keyboard

LFO

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LFO features:

  • Master Depth
  • Time Offset
  • Depth Offset
  • Sync-to-Tempo
  • 6 modulating waveforms:

Available waveforms

  • Rising Sawtooth
  • Falling Sawtooth
  • Square
  • Sine
  • Random
  • Triangle

Sweep Generator

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Sweep Generator features:

  • Start Level
  • Target Level
  • End Levels
  • Transit Time (0->32 seconds)

...and can be routed to

  • Note Pitch
  • Note Velocity
  • Controller One
  • Controller Two

Effects Processor

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The Effects Processor can be used to create rhythmic delays to MIDI Note Events, either free running or syncopated to the current tempo. (Yes, it can do ratchetting!) This is a very powerful feature!

  • Repeat Count (1..16 repeats)
  • Echo time (milliseconds and MIDI clocks)
  • Sync Delay to Tempo
  • Note Shift (+/- 24 semitones)
  • Velocity Shift
  • MIDI Channel
  • Master on/off switch

Force-to-Scale

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Force-to-Scale features

16 factory defined scales

  • Major
  • Melodic Minor
  • Harmonic Minor
  • Blues
  • Japanese
  • Turkish
  • Blues
  • plus many others...

Plus 16 user defined scales...

Additional features

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Internal memory:

  • 64 Sequence memories
  • 64 Patch memories
  • Quick Access (64 locations, 8 x 8)
  • Composer (8 songs, 4 tracks, 64 parts each)

Additional features:

  • Step time input
  • Tap Tempo input
  • Unique sequence Morph facility
  • Internal/External sync
  • Edit Hold
  • Tape transport style controls
  • 24 x 2 character VFD display
  • Extensive System Exclusive
  • MIDI software updates
  • Tape transport style controls
  • Standard and Retro finishes

Downloads and further information

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High resolution JPEG rendering of the front panel.

Functional specification (Rack Mounting version, 3.9Mb)