The step sequencer section provides controls to edit the step sequence of the selected instrument channel in the current pattern.

Beatbox 8 step sequencer section
Figure 7.3.3: The Beatbox 8's step sequencer section.

  1. Pattern length: This display shows the length of the current pattern in steps. The “+” and “-” buttons increase or decrease its length by one step. The minimum pattern length is 1 step and the maximum is 64. Note: Shift-click the buttons to double or halve the current pattern’s length.
  2. Pre-scale: This selector sets the duration of steps. Position 1 sets it to a 16th triplet note duration, position 2 to a 8th triplet note duration, position 3 to a 32nd note duration and position 4 to a 16th note duration.
  3. Shuffle on/off: This switch engages the shuffle function for the current pattern.
  4. Edit range: The Beatbox 8’s patterns can store up to 64 steps. This selector sets a range of 16 steps for editing with the step switches. Each higher position sets the next 16 steps of the sequence.
  5. Step: These switches create or remove a hit for the current instrument channel in the current pattern at the corresponding step in the sequence.

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