Arp & Se­quencer

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The Grand­mother’s Arp/Seq con­trols oc­cupy the ver­ti­cal sliver of yel­low along the left-hand side. Here, you can switch be­tween the arpeg­gia­tor and a 256-note se­quencer. A three­p­o­si­tion switch is used to tog­gle be­tween the arpeg­gia­tor and the se­quencer record modes. The arpeg­gia­tor is stan­dard stuff – switch it on, hold down a fist­ful of notes, and the Grand­mother will du­ti­fully play them back in the or­der in which they were played. You can also choose for­ward/back­ward or ran­dom play. You can elect to play only the notes played, or re­peat an oc­tave higher or one oc­tave higher and then two oc­taves higher. The se­quencer mode al­lows for more com­plex pas­sages. Up to three se­quences may be stored in mem­ory (re­tained be­tween power cy­cles). It’s strictly a step se­quencer – no real time record­ing – with notes en­tered from the key­board it­self. Rests, ties, and ac­cents are en­tered us­ing the three but­tons above the pitch and mode wheels. Recorded se­quences can be latched and trans­posed on the fly by press­ing any key. The tog­gle switch used for se­lect­ing the arpeg­gia­tor’s oc­tave is also used to se­lect which of the three stored se­quences is played.

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