Can You Use A Sequencer From 1973 in 2022?

GB Hainbach looks at the Oberheim DS-2A      05/01/22

Hainbach is well known for incorporating almost antique and esoteric equipment in his setup, and in this latest video he attempts to use a 49 year old sequencer! He employs the use of the Oberheim DS-2A, the second ever commercially available sequencer, which was the precursor to the Oberheim SEM - designed to be used in conjunction with the DS-2A. 

The sequence has a limited set of features with a total of 144 steps if you chain the sequencers together. It has no clock input, but does take CV  and trigger input, so Hainbach uses an Make Noise 0-CTRL to set the tempo and a SYNTRX from Erica Synths for it's dual inputs. It's a nice example of using equipment which may be seen as outdated in a modern setup - and a nod to the beauty and simplicity of limitations, which we covered in this article

See Hainbach's youtube channel for more excellent videos on vintage equipment, using tape loops and more

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



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