Recording an arpeggio to a sequencer |

Recording an arpeggio to a sequencer

Ensure that the Nova II is in a complete MIDI loop ie MIDI out of Nova
II to MIDI in of sequencer and MIDI out of sequencer to MIDI in of the
Nova II. From the Global menu, ensure that the MIDI clock source is set
to either External or Auto. Also ensure that the Nova II local control
is turned off. See the pdf using the Supernova II with a sequencer for
the full implications of local control. From the sequencer, ensure that
MIDI clock is being sent to the Nova II. Please note that under the
External condition the Nova II arpeggiator will not run unless a MIDI
song start message is received and MIDI clock is received - ie the
sequencer must either be running or recording.

Record the chord sequence of trigger notes for the arpeggiator into the
sequencer. Quantise these notes as appropriate. From the arpeggiator
menu set "arpeggio notes to" to MIDI only or to program and MIDI if you
want to hear the arpeggio as it is recorded. Create a new track in the
sequencer to record to the arpeggio to. Most importantly, mute this new
track*. This will ensure that the generated arpeggio notes are not
resent back into the Nova II. Put the sequencer into record. The
sequencer will transmit the trigger notes into the Nova II. The Nova II
will arpeggiate these notes and send the arp data into the sequencer.
The sequencer will record the arpeggio but will not echo these notes
anywhere at the moment. Once the arpeggio has been recorded, mute or
delete the arpeggio trigger notes and unmute the recorded arpeggio
data. Switch the Nova II arpeggiator off. The recorded arpeggio can now
be played as a normal midi track into the Nova II or into another MIDI

*If this new track is not muted at this stage the sequencer will
retransmit the generated notes back into the Nova II. The result will
be a MIDI feedback loop generating an enormous amount of MIDI note
data. This will most likely crash the sequencer! In the unlikely event
of the sequencer not being able to mute a track as it is being
recorded, simply set the MIDI channel or MIDI port to a different MIDI
device (an unused channel or port ideally) while the arpeggio is