Hi there! I’ve been experimenting with VCV rack a lot lately and I’ve been using many different sequencers. Here, I came across a problem that really bugged me: When I have several sequencers running and I reset them all, some of them are one step off!
I first noticed the problem with the AS SEQ-16 and to explore the issue I created a patch where I clock and reset all sequencers from the same module (AS BPM clock). For the sequencers that output a trigger signal which I often can’t see on the VCV Scope I added a trigger to gate converter (Bogaudio DGATE) to have a gate signal that I can inspect on the scope.
I tried it with
- AS SEQ 16
- VCV SEQ-3
- JW-Modules Trigs
- cf ledSeq
- Voxglitch Digital Sequencer
- Count Modula Basic 8 Step Sequencer
- Lomas Gate Sequencer
On each of them I created a 4 step sequence with a gate or trig on the first beat. I compared them all against the VCV SEQ-3. Only the AS SEQ-16 and the Lomas Gate Sequencer synchronized as the SEQ-3, the other sequencers had their first beat where the SEQ-3 had its second beat.
Is that a bug? A non-standardized issue? How do I deal with that?
EDIT: I just noticed that the Voxglitch and Lomas Sequencers can switch “reset modes” between “next clock input” and “instant”, where “instant” produces the behaviour as the SEQ-3. Unfortunately, the Count Modula, JW-Modules and cf modules don’t have this option. But that means that they are probably waiting for the next clock input before they start their operation, so by feeding them an additional impulse before that would synchronize them to the others …