Moskwa II is an eight-step sequencer generating two kinds of signals: gate/trigger and CV. Designed with live sequence programming in mind, Moskwa II takes inspiration from classic analog sequencers and greatly expands on their functionality surpassing our original Moskwa rotosequencer, while retaining the same size, basic panel structure, and operation principles.
At the core of the module is an eight-step CV sequencer and a parallel eight-step gate/trigger sequencer. Together these sequencers provide the single pair of CV and gate/trigger signals necessary to play looped eight-note musical phrases typical of old-school analog sequencers. These two signals (CV and gate/trigger) can be used separately to trigger different events in your system and modulate any parameters expecting CV (e.g. in the available bipolar mode). The CV can be modified by the built-in quantizer and slew limiter.
The tempo of the sequence is set by an internal or external clock which allows for synchronization with other modules in the system. The incoming clock rate can be internally divided or multiplied.
– 8-step sequencer
– individual gate/trig custom pattern available for each sequence step
– 8 preset slots available for saving/loading on the fly
– programmable custom trigger sequence up to 256 steps
– 8 quantization settings
– slew limiter activated per step
– 2 randomization circuits
– per step probability mode for slew, active step & active pattern
– internal clock 12–2400 BPM
– external clock input with clock multiplier/divider
– unipolar & bipolar operation (0-8 V, ±5V)
– chain mode for two Moskwa II units
– Ostankino II expander with additional inputs and outputs
– 20hp, skiff friendly
– current draw: +40mA at +12V, 0mA at -12V