Possibly I’m misunderstanding, but I don’t see a variable gate length in the default VCV sequencer. Does anyone have a recommendation for a sequencer with such a feature, ideally that looks good and is simple to use? I like the clean design in Bog Audio modules, but I’m not seeing said feature there, either. Thanks.
Use another row to modulate an envelope.
I don’t know that an envelope is a direct replacement for a gate, but you could use your idea of an additional row to modulate something like the Bogaudio DGATE.
Will that work if I need a gate held over several steps?
Actually any sequencer can be used like that with Count Modula’s mighty Gate Modifier.
Yes, you can tie steps
Yes, by either choosing the full gate (on the F note) or the tied step option underneath
One of the easiest ways I found is to use the clock-expander for clocked and modulate the PW of for example the first output. If you then use a sequencer with clock-pass-through (menu option in the SEQ3) you can use one lane to modulate the gate length. No ties possible, but simple.
Of course you can use a piano roll sequencer that lets you set note durations how you like.
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