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Oberheim | Mini Sequencer


A simple 8 step sequencer that can control your Oberheim synth using CV / Gate. It was released back in 1979 and is very simple, designed for use with the classic 2, 4 and 8 voice Oberheim synthesizers. Outside of one of those synths this sequencer has limited appeal and today it is more of a novelty than a sequencer. Use it to create simple step patterns or loops, arpeggiate and sample and hold.

There is no MIDI available and you should be familiar with the types of CV/Gate before using this with your synths. The type of control voltage and gate trigger (CV/Gate) used by Oberheim is the V/Oct system which is compatible with Roland, ARP, Sequential and Moog synthesizers that also use CV/Gate for external control. To use the Mini Sequencer with MIDI synthesizers and sequencers, use a MIDI to CV/gate converter box.

ModelMini Sequencer
Engine TypeSequencer
Sequencer8 step sequencer
Key typeN/A
Produced:1979 - 1979
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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