Inspired by the Ryk M-185, the Intellijel Metropolis brings a similar workflow to the realm of Eurorack modular synthesis, albeit with some adaptive optimization.
The Metropolis consists of eight stages, each with an assignable gate mode, pitch, and pulse count. Additionally, slide and skip settings can be applied to each stage. Where most sequencers use a constant rate portamento, the Slide parameter provides a constant time portamento that is vaguely reminiscent of the Roland TB303.
Sliders and switches aside, the Metropolis affords access to a wealth of control settings and auxiliary manipulations that govern the entire sequence. These include step direction, pitch and scale quantization, clock division, and shuffle. All of these features and more make the Metropolis one of the most intuitive and versatile sequencers in all of Eurorack.
This patch uses all Intellijel Modules with a Metropolis sequencing an Atlantis full voice. The Atlantis then runs into a Polaris filter in phaser mode and then to a 1U Digiverb for effects. A 1U Noise Random Tools provides extra S&H modulation to the Metropolis and Polaris. The system is housed in an intellijel 4U aluminum case.
The Metropolis is a unique and powerful musical sequencer inspired by the Ryk M-185 (a Roland System 100m format sequencer.) but with many additional enhancements and functions.
The Intellijel Atlantis was constructed in the spirit of the Roland’s legendary SH-101. Like its inspiration, the Atlantis excels at rich bass sounds and soaring leads. However, unlike the SH-101, the Atlantis ditches the sawtooth core for a triangle core, designed by David Dixon, sourced from the Intellijel Dixie. The decision to add a triangle core means that the Atlantis excels at FM style sounds. The modulator oscillator can be switched from an LFO to a VCO, with both oscillators able to track at an astonishing 8 octaves.