SOUP (2020, MIDI sequencer).
SOUP is a semi-stubborn MIDI sequencer based on Hanne Darboven's Opus 17a. It can generate a number of patterns derived from the notes in Darboven's score. The seven colour-coded knobs on the box can be used to tweak the order, speed and frequency of the notes, as well as the MIDI channels they are played through.
SOUP sends out MIDI events over USB and it can be used to sequence software synths, drum machines, hardware synths, modular systems, lights, etc. It's all about how you route it.
SOUP is enclosed in a custom-milled rugged black aluminium box with 7 colour-coded pots.
SOUP is an ultra-limited edition – only a handful of them will be for sale.
It's hard to demonstrate what SOUP does or can do, since it largely depends on what you do with the patterns it generates, but here are some excerpts from the accompanying demo tape, where SOUP is driving synths and drum machines and that:
Please note these examples are kinda random configurations. Remember, you decide how to use those streams of MIDI data that SOUP creates.
Special thanks to Anna Ramos, Frederic Van de Velde, Peter Fengler, Albert Tarrats, Pedro Pineda & TMDC.
Where is the audio out?
Will it always play Opus 17a?
How do I enter my own sequence?
Can I use it to trigger ******** (enter fancy synth name here)?
How do I power it?
Can I get it with a USB-C cable instead of USB-A?