Has anybody encountered problems lately with the first step on Impromptu sequencers? Omri Cohen recently showed two techniques to get Gate-Seq-64 to reliably generate a gate on the first step (Patreon Q&A \\ February 2023 - YouTube), but those techniques don’t work for me anymore. In fact, using either technique (with Clocked or CLKD as clock), both Gate-Seq-64 and Phrase-Seq-16 omit outputting a gate on the first step, on every attempt, even though I can see the first step lighting up.
I know Impromptu released an update recently and I’m wondering if that may be the cause, or whether this is something specific to my system. (I’m running Rack 2.3.0 on Linux using Jack; overall it works great.) Impromptu has some great modules and I’d like to be able to keep using them. Has anybody else noticed this?
Can you post a screen shot of your patch showing the clock and sequencer connections?
The ideal connections require the use of the RUN cable between the clock and sequencer. Here is the related section in the manual to see more on this:
Looks like there is a bug in the latest update, I tried your patch above with both the before and after versions, and it was missing the first step in the “after” version. I’ll take a look at what might have caused this, thanks for reporting it.
Merci Dom, I was only mentioning it in the sense that I’m not sure this needs for me (or a kind soul like you!) to make and distribute the builds, the change is so minor, but just for compleness sake, if one person can build locally for them and try the patch shown in the picture further up, and confirm that the first step is played properly, that would be great. I tried it myslef obviously and the fix works, so this is just out of an abundance of caution. Cheers!
I’m not currently set up for Rack development and for building plugins, though I may give it a try… If I reach any proper results, I’ll let you know. And I’m willing to test a Linux build if somebody provides one.
All right, I made and tested a Linux build and the bug is gone for me. Got a warning and a couple of notes while compiling Write-Seq-32 but it seems to work OK. (The resulting plugin.so file is much larger than I expected: is that because it’s a debug version, or because of the way I built it somehow?)