WMDMetron Trigger/Gate Rhythm Sequencer (Black)
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The WMD Metron is a trigger and gate sequencer that strives to be the rhythmic brain of your Eurorack system. The module features 16 sequence-able tracks that can all utilize different pattern lengths to create dense multi-metered webs of sequences.
Four tracks can be viewed at once, but this can be adjusted in order to view one full 64-step track as well. In addition to its patterns, Metron has five variations that can be applied to each pattern, all of which can be viewed and edited before the module plays them. This unlocks the ability to cue your variations, so you never have to press stop in order to edit your sequence. Metron saves its patterns on an SD card, which allows for quicker recall upon the module's power cycle—streamlining firmware updates as well as backup and file transfer. The module also includes an FX feature that is great for adding fills and variation to your sequence.
Metron also makes use of a quantized record mode. This allows you to play in your pattern using the provided grid buttons, or with an external CV source. It also uses two assignable inputs for external CV control, as well as a random pattern generator. This adds another layer of chaos into your sequences—giving you that special level of maneuverability that can only occur in controllers as dense this one.
Additionally, the module also has a MIDI Preset mode that allows you to send MIDI messages to other modules on the CV bus (via the newly-established "Select Bus" protocol). Couple all of these functions with step looping, probability per step or in a group, as well as trigger mutes and the scope of this sequencer starts to feel endless. This is a perfect solution for musicians who are looking for a sequencer that is dense enough to compose entire pieces of music, but also has enough dynamic ability for the musician to improvise through as well.
- 16 track gate and trigger sequencer
- Up to 256 step pattern length
- Different pattern lengths can be assigned to each track
- SD memory for easier updates and quicker load times
- No-stop pattern loading
- Two assignable CV inputs
- MIDI preset modes
- Probability and random pattern generation
- Eurorack module
- Width: 36hp
- Depth: 31mm
- Current draw: 240mA @ +12V, 0mA @ -12V
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