I have somewhat grander ambitions than the simple sequencer kits I’ve seen so far.
I want to be able to sample and digitally store a sequence into a microprocessor. Or more accurately, 8–16 sequences of 32–64 steps each. I want to be able to store those on a host computer for later reload. I want to be able to load and then adjust each sequence without a computer ( probably via an array of shaft encoders ). And I’m toying with the idea of building in the option to include quantization on playback. ( As in only play back voltages that correspond to a note, chromatic, or constrained to a selected key. )
The trick will be making this all modular enough that I can work on it usable sections. As noted: big project.
Plenty of ideas. Time and money – not so much sometimes…
In the mean time, I have a Novation SL Mk-III, which has a nice sequencer and a pair of CV-gate outputs, along with 2-3 MIDI outs. I’m still very new to it, and I don’t play keyboards at all yet. Music theory is on my list of things to learn though, and a keyboard seemed easier for that than a sax.
I think initially at least I’ll be using digital synths for drum sounds, so either using the Novation to manage that, or I’ll have to look into a CV-Gate to MIDI module. Drum sound modules seem oddly expensive for some reason. Doepher has some nice ones, but they are not cheap.