But getting to my personal opinion on this sequencer.. The real magic behind this thing is the capability to move around from sequence to sequence in a gorgeously intuitive manner. You have 16 banks of up to 16 notes, and you can disengage or engage any you like, at any point in time. When the previous bank is done playing it will jump to the next logical place. It sounds simple but there really are NO other sequencers that do this. On the 800 you can set your sequencer flows and forget it. It just keeps playing all of the sequences one after another in a long cycle. Have an urge to remove one? Flip a switch. Next time around it’ll skip it. You can also make it function like typical step sequencer by loading only one or two notes per bank, and then you can use the whole set of 16 banks treated as one note each to make a short short sequence as a single musical phrase. But having the ability of loading up to 16 notes per bank means it performs both like these step sequencers and like a series sequencer such as on a Roland JX3P and other Rolands. The flexibility and musical performance improvisation in this single device is still unparalleled to this day. Needless to say there are a lot of possibilities with this unit. 16 notes x 16 banks equals 256 total note sequence, with beautiful live variability.
I also have included a custom cable for external clocking. The clocking works perfectly and is rock solid tight like other professional cv/gate sequencers.
The unit has a collapsable stand as well, allowing for propping up the face to be above a synth if you place this unit behind a synth on a table. It also allows for cabling to be tucked underneath.
Included are physical copies of all of the manuals and schematics, as well as pdf copies of all too.
The only thing to be aware of operationally is that it needs to warm up for 20 minutes or so before pitch is perfectly consistent at all times. It powers up immediately and operates fully but for the first bit of usage it can go off pitch seemingly randomly. But after it’s been warmed up it runs perfectly. Besides, maybe this really doesn’t change your sessions because you’ll want to leave this unit on a lot anyways since it’s the old school volatile memory type of sequencer. I was in touch with the tech who fully restored this and we decided the pitch thing after startup was a temperature issue and that once the circuits are settled in temperature the pitch is solid. As you can tell from the video, this is the case. Absolutely perfect, as is the timing. So just turn it on ahed of time and you’re set. Or just leave it on. If you need further evidence of stability, i suppose i can make a long long video showing it playing for an hour straight haha. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay