Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 - Analogue Step Sequencer
Key Oberkorn Features
- 3 x CV channels, 2 x Gate channels, 5 x MIDI-Trigger
- full 16 step CV channels
- 48 CV knobs, 16 Gate switches, 17 LEDs
- CV control of Speed / Tempo.
- Plenty of control sockets.
- Simple MIDI sync
- Steel & Aluminium construction.
|Specification||Controls and Features||Other details|
|CV||3 CV channels, 16 step||Each CV channel has a range control and transpose CV input|
|Gate||2 Gate channels, 16
|approx 10v gate output. Includes ‘Legato’ switch to chain consecutive ons.|
|Clock||LFO clock (Internal clock speed is about <1Hz to 30Hz), CV control of tempo||clock output, external clock in|
|MIDI Trigger||2 MIDI to triggers, 1 clock out, and ‘binary’ output|
|Control input||4 bit binary input to control step number||Using the MIDI binary, any step can be selected from MIDI|
|Buttons||Reset to 1, Reset to 16, and single step advance|
|Reset||Reset input. +5v resets the sequencer to step 1.||Change sequence length to other than 16.|
|MIDI||In and Thru||Channels 1-16.|
|Size / Mass||3U standard rack size.
485mm (W) including rack ears x 145 mm (D) x 134mm (H) [approx]. xgrams
What is an analogue sequencer?
My definition of an analogue sequencer (since others may slightly disagree) is a device that will sequentially output a series of varying voltages (CVs) and gate conditions over time.
Sequencers (and when I use this word I will always be referring to analogue ones unless I state otherwise) will typically be 8-16 steps.
The Oberkorn has 16 steps.
To be a true analogue sequencer the output voltage must be unquantised, otherwise it’s digital! Digital means discrete steps. Oberkorn’s CV outputs can be swept smoothly from zero to full output level.