Sixty Four Pixels have been making useful MIDI and CV gear for the last 8 years. Noodlebox is the culmination of the past 8 years and is designed to be a fun and easy to use multi-part sequencer. The idea for Noodlebox came about from experience playing with simple knob-based step sequencers such as the Korg SQ-1. When one sequencer is modulating another then things can start to get exciting and Noodlebox is designed with this sort of workflow in mind.
Noodlebox is currently on Indiegogo and has almost reached its goal. In fact by the time this video goes out we would hope that it has smashed it!
The sequencer is divided into 4 layers, each layer has their own respective CV and Gate output. Each layer can have its own step count, clock division and four pages of up to 32 steps per pattern. These can be chained to enable song structures and you can cue lists of pages to create automatic cycling and create new arrangements on the fly.
The CV outputs can be Chromatic or quantized to scales and can be V/Oct or Hz/V standard, they can also be used for modulation CV outputs. The gate outputs manually set or by Euclidean rhythms, probability, retriggering, accent, and microtiming can all be programmed per step.
In terms of MIDI Noodlbox can perform in many different ways too. Each of the four layers can output MIDI notes or controller change (CC) messages, on shared or different MIDI channels. MIDI notes from an external keyboard can also be recorded and quantized into the grid while the sequence plays. This means that Noodlebox can be used as a MIDI looper.
Watch the video for a full remote run down of features with designer Jason Hotchkiss.
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