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A true analog step sequencer with three rows of eight steps for generating control voltages and trigger signals. The RDS200 impresses with an internal, voltage controllable clock generator, portamento, reset start/stop functions and a voltage influenced skip feature.
Each of the three rows A, B and C has eight potentiometers for setting the voltage for each step plus a range potentiometer that sets the maximum possible outüut voltage between 1 and 10V (read: 1-10 octaves). Row C has in addition a slew parameter, smoothing the abrupt voltage changes between steps - a classic portamento up to 1 second length.
The section below has a number of rocker switches for generating triggers and events:
- The red switches generate a trigger for each step: in upper switch position a trigger will be output for the according step at the "Trig Out 1" socket. Middle position = off. Bottom position = trigger at "Trig Out 2". The output "Trig Out 3" generates triggers at each step, no matter which position the switches are.
- The eight white switches activate per step a certain global function:
- Reset: sets the sequencer back to step 1, this is used to shorten the sequence.
- Run: step will be played normally
- Skip: this step will be skipped and the sequencer proceeds directly from the previous step to the next one. The skip function will change though when a CV is applied to the Skip In at the right hand section (see below)
A control voltage ranging from +1V to +10V at the Skip input will modify the behaviour of a skipped step. Instead of being skipped, the CV will be held as long as it is removed or if it falls below 1V.
A reset button and a reset socket are used for external resetting of the sequencer. Another button and a trigger input start and stop the sequencer. After finishing each sequence cycle a trigger will be generated at the "End Pulse Out" socket.
The RS200 features an integrated, voltage controllable clock generator; it´s clock is available at a socket and can be used for synchronising other devices. Alternatively you an apply an external clock. A switch selects te clock source: upper position = external clock, bottom position = internal clock, middle position = proceed to the next step by hitting the STEP button.
englische Bedienungsanleitung (pdf);http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/pdf/RS200.pdf
Starting almost in parallel with Doepfer, Bob Williams established back in 1998 his own modular system with fine circuits reminiscent of the British tradition initiated with EMS in the 1970s. Despite offering initially a different power connector and panel width standard (which left a 1,5HP gap), all modules bearing the "N" on their names are adapted to work seamlessly with most eurorack cases. Still, it is worth checking the depth of your case.