Social Entropy Engine
Let’s tell it frankly, there is little more pleasurable than working on a hardware sequencer.
Social Entropy recently introduced the “Engine” with a look that remind us of the XoX boxes but with a modern twist that makes it looks ace. At first, it appears a bit simplistic but a lot is hiding on the inside…
Engine is a comprehensive hardware sequencer that works equally well in computer based or hardware only setups. Eight polyphonic tracks provide enough sequencing horsepower to construct entire performances.
Dedicated pattern types for both drum and synth control can provide anywhere between 32 and 64 notes of total polyphony. Engine was designed with specific attention to timing accuracy from both external and internal clocks.
With support for the Elektron TurboMIDI protocol, you can take advantage of even greater accuracy when connecting to certain other hardware devices. Engine is flexible enough to control a wide array of hardware devices, such as synthesizers, drum machines and analog modulars using the optional CV expansion board.
Two MIDI outputs can be configured to maximize throughput to multiple devices, this can also be used to isolate MIDI clock messages for the tightest timing when synchronizing external devices. The ability to send or receive DIN24 sync clock allows Engine to maintain perfect sync with older synths and drum machines.
With USB-MIDI, Engine can be connected directly to a DAW for composition and control, while at the same time controlling additional hardware devices. The six control knobs allow Engine to become the physical interface for softsynths or mix parameters.
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