16   The Bleepbox 8-Step Analog Sequencer

This project combines a simple, if idiosyncratic, 8-step analog sequencer with a modified version of the two-oscillator Single-Chip Space Invader Synth (Project 15). A sequencer is any device that controls and automates a sequence of events. Although originally applied strictly to industrial contraptions, the term has now been entirely swallowed by electronic music, where sequencers are responsible for funky bass lines, lush synth pads, and rock-steady robot drumbeats.

The analog in this project’s name refers to both the pair of analog oscillators that provide the synth’s voice and the sequencer controls themselves, all of which give you access to the full sweep of states their components can create, ...

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