Electronic engineer, musician and maker Julien Lacaze, has created the MSX Tribute sequencer which he has launched wire Kickstarter this month to raise the required €26,000 needed to make the jump into production. The MSX Tribute is a step sequencer / groovebox that enables people to create music in the style of classic MSX music.
The MSX Tribute is based on Yamaha YM2413 soundchip, which was included in some MSX sound enhancement cartridges, in MSX2 computers, in Sega Master System Mark III, and in some Yamaha Keyboards in the 80’s-90’s.
Features of the sequencer include :
– Independant track length : from 1 to 64 steps, 16 steps/page
– Independant track scale : from 1/1 to 1/32
– Independant track shuffle
– Independant track gate length
– Independant accent track
– 16 different instruments for the 6 synth voices, including one shared fully customisable 2 operators FM with 24 —parameters.
– Each step has selectable note, length, probability, microtiming
– Detune or play fixed intervals between soundchips
– 4 LFOs (8 waveforms, more than 60 targets) with easy assignment
– Easy copy/paste voice, page, step
– “Live” Mode with mute, shuffle, directions control.
– 256 FM patchs memory divided in 16 bank with instant change
– 200 projects memory of 16 patterns with instant change
– Internal Clock from 30 BPM to 240 BPM
– MIDI IN/OUT
– USB lifetime software update !
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