Endorphin.es Running Order is an SH-101 style 2-track trigger sequencer, with which you can quickly build varied patterns but also spice up existing ones.
On the 909th day, the Barcelona-based Eurorack company Endorphin.es released the Queen of Pentacles Drum Voice modules. A drum voice alone in the case is not exciting, you need something with which you can trigger the sounds. Endorphines has an answer for this too.
Running Order is a new powerful two-track trigger sequencer with only 6HP, so very space-saving. Endorphin.es described it as a little trigger mangler and helper that can be a precise master clock or a deep manipulation tool for your clock signal. Great as a sub-sequencer/divider in Eurorack systems. Your tool for groovy and versatile sequences. This can be achieved with the help of two operation modes.
Two Modes For More Variety In Your Drum Patterns
Running Order works in two different modes: normal (stereo input) and euclidean. Starting with the normal mode where you simply enter the trigger sequence in SH-101 style as a sequence of steps including (1, or active trigger), and rests (0, or pause/skipped step). Once entered, it can be manipulated with an external clock with dividers and set the number of trigger repeats that should happen in a sequence.
The second is called euclidean mode. Instead of programming a sequence of triggers, the module does the work for you. You only need to set the number of triggers, which are spread over the Euclidean circle, clever. Both modes can be used separately for each track. With these modes, you can create very easily advanced groovy trigger sequences (polymetric) with which you will conquer the dance floors. The built-in reset inputs allow you to synchronize the tracks but also to generate burst impulse trains.
Tuplet, Made For External Clocks
There is a special mode for external clocks called Turplet which means in musical terms: dividing the beat into a different number of equal subdivisions. In this mode, you can program your own trigger sequence and evenly distribute the number of triggers happening per your bar using CV. Tuplets can be triplets for instance and or can act as a ratcheting tool in higher divisions.
The ladies and gentlemen at Endorphines have also thought of memory. 8 patterns are available and each pattern contains sequences for both tracks. Patterns are switched consequently once the track with the longest number of steps is finished. In summary, Running Order offers:
- 6 HP width, 30 mm depth (with plugged ribbon cable), power requirements: +12V: 30mA, -12V: 10 mA
- Zero-jitter clock generation: less than 50 microseconds internal clock jitter
- 101 style 1/16th note input mode (step/rest) with manual or CV controllable amount of triggers repeats when the active trigger step happens
- Euclidean mode enabled for each tracks where we set Euclidean total steps amount in the circle and then amount of triggers happening in that circle,
- Separate synchronization (reset) inputs, sync for track 1 is normalled to sync track 2
- Clock divider for incoming external clock allows to quickly obtain various musical divisions on the fly incl. triplets of course but more importantly tuplets mode allows to stretch desired amount of triggers happening into a single bar
- Separate mute buttons for each track
- 8 patterns of triggers sequences stored in the module and recalled on the next power on
A very nice, well-thought-out module in my opinion with which drum patterns can be easily enhanced and made more interesting. At 6HP, it takes up little space in the Eurorack case and brings a lot of new possibilities.
Endorphin.es Running Order is available now for 160€ (MSRP) / $180 USD (MSRP)
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