Recording an arpeggio to a sequencer |

Recording an arpeggio to a sequencer

Ensure that the Nova is in a complete MIDI loop ie MIDI out of Nova to
MIDI in of sequencer and MIDI out of sequencer to MIDI in of the Nova.
From the Global menu, ensure that the MIDI clock source is set to
External. Also ensure that the Nova 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. Please note that under the External
clock condition the Nova 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. Put the sequencer into record. The sequencer
will transmit the trigger notes into the Nova. The Nova 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 arpeggiator off. The recorded arpeggio can now be played as a
normal midi track into the Nova or into another MIDI module.

*If this new track is not muted at this stage the sequencer will
retransmit the generated notes back into the Nova. 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 recorded.