Probability-Based Eurorack Sequencer

The Ganesh provides 3 channels of 16 step sequencing      14/01/19

The Ganesh is a probability-based hardware sequencer created by Jon Pigrem. It uses Bela and the Multiplexer Capelet and is built for the Eurorack modular format providing probability-based sequencing for real-time performance. The duel trigger outputs on each channel allow some interesting patching possibilities such as controlling a filter or envelope of a sound with its own (or another) channel’s output.

JonPigrem had this to say about it,

“The Ganesh provides 3 channels of 16 step sequencing. Each potentiometer corresponds to a step and sets the probability of a trigger occurring on that specific step (0%-100%). The device has two gate outputs per channel for sequencing external sources, as well as two audio outputs for internal sample playback. As inputs the sequencer accepts Eurorack standard clock and reset signals. The Hindu god Ganesh is known as the overcomer of obstacles. I’ve often found that a particular obstacle in electronic music production is basic repetition, and musical structures that are overly ‘loop-based’. Many production tools subtly promote loop-based practices though the implementation of binary possibilities for musical events in pitch and time. The aim of the Ganesh Sequencer is to provide a probability-based approach to sequencing musical events. This is not a new concept compositionally or technically, and many great tools are already available such as the Malekko Varigate and Winter Moduar’s Eloqeuncer.”

In the video showing the Ganesh in action, the modular system is clocked by a TR808 drum machine which also provides the drum track; the three channels of the sequencer control generative patterns for the keyboard, hi-hat and baseline parts of the arrangement.

There are more details on the Bela blog.


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