CARBON

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CARBON

from 699.00

Sequencer and Performance System

Building upon the success of the K4815 Pattern Generator, CARBON takes pattern-based sequencing to a whole new level. Supporting polyphony, multiple tracks, editing and scene-based operation, CARBON offers a whole new approach to composing and performing

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CARBON

Sequencer, performance control system and USB interface.

Ever since the K4815 Pattern Generator module was released to great praise in 2010 we have been planning a follow-up product that would take the Pattern Generator concept to a whole new level. After five years of planning and exploration we are proud to present: CARBON

CARBON offers several distinct and powerful functions that will change the way you compose and perform.

Preliminary specs & features:

  • Pattern-based sequencer, performance control system and USB interface
  • Beautiful color LCD screen shows everything in real-time
  • Six rotary encoders and nineteen buttons offer fast intuitive control
  • Six tracks with two assignable outputs per track
  • Up to 64 steps per track
  • Polyphonic tracks store chords and CC data
  • Playback start and end points are uniquely configurable for each track
  • Pattern function offers quick remixes each track
  • Multiple track select allows adjusting multiple tracks at the same time
  • Tap tempo and fractional BPM setting for perfect timing adjustment
  • High resolution internal clock source never drifts or jitters
  • Swing control with automatic handling of tracks with different time divisions
  • Flexible MIDI and CV routing allows huge control possibilities
  • Bias tracks allow transposing of other tracks for old-school sequencer tricks
  • Six scenes offer fast parameter changes during live performance
  • LIVE mode allows live performance from a keyboard
  • Internal 2MB flash memory offers storage for 64 songs - Upload and download from PC or Mac
  • Keyboard split and LIVE multi-select modes allow fast and flexible live MIDI routing
  • Powerful synced arpeggiator adds another dimension to live performance
  • Rock-solid MIDI / analog clock source can be the heartbeat of your studio
  • Rear panel connections / controls:
    • Analog clock and reset outputs (0V/+5V)
    • Four CV outputs (-5V to +5V - 1V/octave digitally calibrated)
    • Four gate outputs (0V/+5V)
    • Two MIDI output ports (separately assignable)
    • MIDI input port
    • USB host port - provides up to 500mA to power USB controllers
    • USB device port - connects to PC or Mac for use as a MIDI interface and controller
    • Power switch
    • DC input jack
  • Power input: 24VDC @ 250mA (500mA regulated supply required)
  • Dimensions: Approx. 7.75" W x 8" D x 3" H (height measured as rear height of enclosure)
  • Weight: TBD
  • Operating temperature: 15C to 30C (59F to 86F)
  • Storage temperature: -10C to 45C (14F to 113F)
  • Universal input power supply (100-240V) included
    • units purchased from North American dealers ship with a US-style plug
    • units purchased from UK, EU and Australian dealers ship with a set of plugs for US, UK, EU and Australia
  • Designed and made in Canada using high quality parts
  • Warranty: 1 year

Spec Details

  • CV Polyphonic Modes:
    • Quad Mode (AAAA) - uses all four outputs for polyphonic playing
    • Dual Mode (AABC or AABB) - uses pairs out outputs for duophonic mode
  • CC output to CV - The recorded CC can be output to a CV jack with optional smoothing
  • Portamento - CV outputs can be smoothed to create glides between notes
  • CV scaling:
    • 1.2V/octave will be supported (-5V to +5V range)
    • Hertz/volt may be supported (currently under technical review)
  • USB Host Support
    • USB host port is a powered USB host for up to one class-compliant USB MIDI endpoint
    • hubs or devices with internal hubs are not supported
    • up to 500mA of power supplied - you can even charge your phone!
  • USB Device Support
    • acts as a self-powered device with class-compliant USB MIDI connection
    • supports MIDI to/from CARBON including clock syncing with computer
    • allows firmware update to device from Kilpatrick-supplied update software