Reader The Drümünkey developed a new way to sequence Elektron's excellent Analog RYTM drum machine, using MIDI Designer Pro. If you don't have a RYTM and just want to hear what that sounds like, skip ahead to about 57 minutes. Yes, a whole hour, this is quite long... so get comfy!
First, this video is pretty long. If you have a short attention span or are easily distracted, maybe just fast forward to https://youtu.be/QxYYrBQKVkg?t=3411
Second, it’s mostly aimed at owners of the Elektron Analog Rytm that may be interested in an idea or two on how to sequence it differently, as well as how to expand on its modulation capabilities (automating PERF as well as using external LFO’s) using an iPad and leveraging the amazing Midi Designer Pro
Third, even if you don’t have an AR, if you program drums or percussion, I think my ideas on sequencing each voice on it’s own track, thus breaking the paradigm of pattern=all voices is something worth thinking about.
Lastly, the sounds and patterns/sequences are REALLY basic. Sound are the init patch, and the sequences are just ones I threw together for this demo. So don’t expect much musically. That said, I think it is somewhat illustrative of my primary point that LFO driven pattern selection as well as LFO driven modulation via automation of the AR’s PERF can yield some interesting stuff… If you listen to the pathetic little “jam” at the end, even from such humble beginnings you can kind of (if you really, really really try) hear the embryonic beginnings of some interesting grooves. Maybe.
Regardless, enjoy the monkey… Or Orangutan… Whatever… :)
Also prob. worth mentioning... Except for me activating a few high hat and kick sequences, the entire end is basically playing itself based on the minor little setup I did in the tutorial. Ahhh modulation madness...