I use the VCV Sequential Switch 1 (SS-1) to create a simple and regular beat, so commonly used in techno and other dance music styles.
Imagine a classic grid of 16 steps, with a kick drum on steps 1/5/9/13, and a hat on steps 3/7/11/15:
Tun-z / Tun-z / Tun-z / Tun-z
- plug into the SS-1’s “CLK” input a 4x clock signal, and into the “IN” input a 2x clock signal (in the attached picture that means respectively 480 and 240 BPM)
- set the “2:3:4” switch to “4” (as in the picture)
- plug the “1st step” output to your kick drum gate in, and the “3rd step” output to your hat gate in
I’m using the Impromptu Clocked clock here, but any other clock division approach should work.
I’m a newbie and I got to this approach by random attempts, so I welcome comments, corrections and alternatives.