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 Post subject: External Pattern Sequence editor (EPSE404 v1.5c *updated*)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:19 pm 
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hi folks,

i have written an external Pattern Sequence Editor for the SP-404 in my free time. I like the sp-404 a lot, but that internal pattern recording by hand was terrible for me. i want to share this tool with you here - So if you feel just like me you can simple use it ;).

You will find the last version in attachment. So please use that version only :)) This software is for win only and it is freeware. I have tested that with 2 windows XP PCs (one core ~1Ghz and dual core). Most functions can be controlled by mousewheel. Short hints can be found in the Quick Guide PDF below.

Current Version: 1.5c

For that tool you need a midi-interface, which is connected to SP-404 (SP-303 in restricted 303 mode). The software only controls the SP-Device by midi events.
Note: The editor stores/loads the pattern in an own format on disk and it has nothing to do with the internal pattern format of SP-Device!!!.

For a synced record of Patterns on SP-Device, you will need an additional audio chinch cable, which is connected from LINE-Out of SP-Device to your LINE-IN of PC.

Now, MIDI-IN is supported to have control about "Play", "Stop" and "MidiClock" by an external device, but for recording (Sync Option) it uses the internal clock!

Info about the Sync Option: This is a special option to capture the metronome sound of your sp-404 before recording external sequences into the internal pattern of SP404, because the sp404 can not fit start and stop of midiclock while recording, so the clock is triggered by metronome - test it by yourself:
1. Press PATTERN SELECT and then REC and choose a PAD at SP-404 (SP-303)
2. Press Sync to synchronize midiclock from metronome
3. Set QUANTIZE to 32 and press REC at SP-404 (In 303 mode: QUANTIZE to 16)
4. Press Sync again or Start button, if the record counter reaches the beat position

The default options works fine for me, so i have to press start if the last metronome sound is captured before recording.
QUANTIZE Option of SP-Devices for recording is necessary! - without that, you will record over and over with small delays for every recording loop...)

I refrain from any responsible and can't give you any guarantee for any damage using this software.
I was using some free components, authors are mentioned in about box.
Please remember that you get this tool for free and I don't get paid for support.

best regards,
rio


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File comment: EPSE 404 1.5 (External Pattern Sequence Editor)
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version 1.5c:
- fixed some minor issues (highlighted pads, Select / Solo behaviour with left/right mousebutton)
- Preloop Button added, the first pattern can be looped 1x (so that you got a better handling for a record without sync, but to pass the time of internal precount of the SP 404)
- now MIDI IN and MIDI OUT devices can be toggled on or off
- MIDI RUN (FA), MIDI STOP (FC) and MIDI CLOCK (F8) buttons are implemented for experimental usage
(don't play around, if you don't know - as default FA, FC should be set off and F8 should be set on)
- Samples of Banks are now assignable to 12 padlines within the blue buttons on the right
(instead of the huge array of banks, it's now a better performance for CPU and device - so now you have direct access to every sample without lagging)
- Samples of Banks will be saved for every songpattern (patternformat is also compatible to 1.4)
- redesign without copperplate gothic font


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EPSE404_ver1.5c.zip [488.04 KiB]
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File comment: EPSE404 1.5 Screenshot
EPSE_Screenshot.gif
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File comment: EPSE404 1.5





Older Version:
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EPSE 404 1.4a (External Pattern Sequence Editor)
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version 1.4a:
- fixed midi-in class exception when no input devices are available

version 1.4:
- midi-in support for additional external midi control
- correction of default record step position = 2
- fixed mousewheel behavior in combobox

version 1.3b:
- changed the functionality of "Solo/Select Off"- Button to "Toggle Solo/Select"

version 1.3a:
- small bugfixes

version 1.3:
- added 303/404 mode for SP-303 and SP-404 support
- added scaler functionality
- added roll/scale mode switch
- delete action of velocity of single padlines are fixed
- init midiport-failture is fixed

version 1.2:
- loading routine of files is now fixed
- added volume/velocity control

version 1.1:
- correct restoring of screenposition of logo and program
- fixed: changing midiport while playing has freeze program

version 1.0
- first stable release
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EPSE404_ver1.4a.zip [486.8 KiB]
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File comment: EPSE404 1.4 Quick Guide
EPSE404_Quickguide.pdf [54.22 KiB]
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File comment: EPSE404 1.4 Screenshot
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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:57 pm 
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this thing looks awesome !

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:00 pm 
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thx.


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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:51 pm 
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woa. thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:49 pm 
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NICE!!! *mind just blown...


I gotta ask tho..... any chance of a Mac OSX version?


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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:34 am 
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there is only a windows binary.

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:44 am 
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wow! :shock: pleassssse make a mac version

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Brilliant!

Might I add that using the metronome audio as a sync trigger is a genius idea.

I look forward to trying it.

Mac users could add a Windows boot in their machines...
http://www.macwindows.com/emulator.html

Or get a cheap refurbed Thinkpad or something with XP installed.

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:20 pm 
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hah, thanks to this i just found out my pc soundcard does not support MIDI...

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Might I add that using the metronome audio as a sync trigger is a genius idea.


that was the only way to get it synced ;) ... sp-404 don't accept midi start / stop at recording.


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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:30 pm 
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only got a mac. but trust this. i will use bootcamp thanks alot man. this should be thrown in a stickied section. this is all too dope for us all thanks alot man.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:56 pm 
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What language did you program it in? Is it too proprietary to be compiled for *nix? OSX version would be sweet...:)

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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:37 pm 
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compiled with delphi 5 standard, LOL. but believe me, it is well programmed, midiclock is running in multithread and the 24ppn is calculated by a QueryPerformanceCounter... i have used some free components / classes of others too for midi output and audio input support and some visuals.


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 Post subject: Re: External Pattern Sequence editor
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:51 am 
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hi,


I have uploaded a new file, where I have changed the editor name to EPSE 404.


It was hard to find a shortcut, which isn't used yet.
I think thats better. So please download that file for further use.

thx,
greets, rio


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